Living the Life of Luxury in Bangladesh

Haha – just kidding. This is just a video of that cockroach infestation I had photoblogged about on Flickr a while back. I sure have come a long way in my phobia of cockroaches. (Heads up – this video is not for the squeamish).

Looking at this video from the comfort of my home here in Canada, I actually feel real sad. Because the fact is I have a few well-to-do relatives in Bangladesh. They all live in nice big modern homes free of insect infestations.

But, they couldn’t care less about me and – in fact – have gone out of their way to make sure I don’t stay with them during this project. So, instead, I live in an old pre-war house that often floods, nearly got my mom killed due to the mosquitoes in the area, and goes for days at a time without running water or electricity.

Unfortunately, things got so bad for me in Bangladesh, that I now know that I can’t rely on my well-to-do relatives even if it’s a medical emergency. Unsupportive relatives are one of the many reasons, I decided to come back for a break.

3 Responses to “Living the Life of Luxury in Bangladesh”


  1. 1 Zak

    Man, if that is not luxury living in Bangladesh, then I don't know what is!!! :p It's too bad about your relative, not wanting to help you out which sucks big time. Most of my relative are middle class (few high classes w/money) and they are great and friendly, which makes every trip such a great experience. Believe it not, what I find odd is that people with less money or no money are more hospital and welcoming more often than, people with more money than they will ever need. Hope you have a good break before you go back again. I am traveling back there in 6 days, and I know I will have an amazing time as usual πŸ™‚ ….

  2. 2 Zak

    Man, if that is not luxury living in Bangladesh, then I don't know what is!!! :p It's too bad about your relative, not wanting to help you out which sucks big time. Most of my relative are middle class (few high classes w/money) and they are great and friendly, which makes every trip such a great experience. Believe it not, what I find odd is that people with less money or no money are more hospital and welcoming more often than, people with more money than they will ever need. Hope you have a good break before you go back again. I am traveling back there in 6 days, and I know I will have an amazing time as usual πŸ™‚ ….

  3. 3 Zak

    Man, if that is not luxury living in Bangladesh, then I don't know what is!!! :p It's too bad about your relative, not wanting to help you out which sucks big time. Most of my relative are middle class (few high classes w/money) and they are great and friendly, which makes every trip such a great experience. Believe it not, what I find odd is that people with less money or no money are more hospital and welcoming more often than, people with more money than they will ever need. Hope you have a good break before you go back again. I am traveling back there in 6 days, and I know I will have an amazing time as usual πŸ™‚ ….

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