Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Life in Dhaka

Life has taken a complete U-turn as far as I am concerned. I now have a family to live with, which is quite a new experience to me. It’s taking time for me to get used to it.

Dhaka is at its usual haphazard best. Traffic is heavy and the experience is worsened by fierce overtaking. I am sweating like a pig all the time due to the scorching heat of October. Hopefully next month will bring some mild weather.

I have been shopping around for Eid. Bought couple of shirts and pairs of trousers from ‘Soul Dance ’-quite good shop, sells funky clothes.

Gulshan is a no go zone. Traffic is always static there; I wonder how people ever get anything done in Gulshan.

I haven’t been to Motijheel yet. Motijheel is the city centre of Dhaka. I haven’t dared to go there after hearing about the horrible traffic jams there. My dad works there and it takes him about 2 hours to travel about 15 miles each way.

On the plus side, I don’t cook anymore. I am spending like a millionaire’s kid. Catching up with lots of friends and families, but Ramadan has been an obstacle to socialising.

All in all, it has been a great couple of weeks for me. I have been enjoying it thoroughly.

My plan of travelling might have to be put on hold until January as some of my college/school friends have some other commitments. I’ll see how that goes. I am here till April so I should have plenty time to travel.

1 comment:

Shakia said...

I guess moving is always a big change in life... specially to a different country. Anyway keep on blogging..