On my last day the whole village came out to send me off. Wow. Just wow. Thank you to all my relatives who received me with open arms and went to great lengths to take care of me despite how far I've been. Thank you Bangladesh for showing me the importance and strength of family. 🇧🇩
Eid Mubarak from me and my pops!! Today is Eid ul Adha, the biggest holiday in Bangladesh. It's known for it's sacrifice of an animal (usually a cow) and today I got to witness what it's like to ceremonially slaughter some cows. :)
Mom cooking by candle light — One of the things you lose is your dependency on electricity. The villages here suffer from frequent rolling blackouts everyday that can last for several hours. There's a water tank on the roof that gets replenished by an electric pump. Tank empty? Well you always have the community pond. Water tanks are rare here, it's the high life. 🙌🏾🌴🌙
EID al-adha is happening soon and it's famous for its ceremonial sacrifice of a cow. Which means it's time to buy a cow. Here's what buying a cow in the village looks like.
Sunset foraging for water lilies. They're very tasty. I'm realizing more and more how little the world is exposed to Bangladesh. It is after all one of the poorest countries and I have encountered few to no foreigners in my travels. With each post, I hope to shed light on this beautiful and underrated place.