Hey from Dhaka everybody. I’ve been away from Bangladesh much longer than I ever planned. In my time away from Bangladesh I’ve been to Hong Kong & England (both as stopovers) as well as to Kenya, Canada, and the United States (where I finally got to meet John & Hank Green for the first time in my life).
It’s been a very bumpy ride getting back to Bangladesh. As I mentioned before, I probably have about a year’s worth of funds to continue this project. Instead of spending my time back home to edit videos, I tried to use the time to try and find sources of support to sustain this project. I’ll probably write more about that in the future – but basically (with the exception of Vestergaard-Frandsen supporting my trip to Kenya) I came up empty.
One thing I am very fortunate about is some help I received from a friend who was able to hook me up with an old iPhone. I’ve been using it almost constantly to take photos on-the-god and to provide real-time updates via Twitter. So, if you aren’t already, please consider following me on Twitter or checking out my photos on Radar.net.
After the jump is some photos I took documenting my return to Bangladesh 🙂
It started with boarding a plane at Pearson International in Toronto…
And involved a plane trip to Dubai on Emirates. Emirates, by the way, has a program where they provide free airfare (via donated airline points) to those that are doing worthy causes. Unfortunately, for the third year in a row, they rejected my request for assistance and support.
The flight from Toronto to Dubai was definitely the longest plane ride I have ever had in my life. Eventually I got to Dubai…
And finally, I go to Dhaka. Waiting at the gate, of all people, was Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. He was waiting for someone else though 😛
It didn’t take long for me to enter the reality that is Bangladesh. A land where there is the very rich…
… and the very poor.