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Holey Attack Remembrance

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the Holey Bakery Terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Holey Bakery was a restaurant  that I, and nearly all the expats in Dhaka, visited frequently. It was a routine for the consular officers in … Continue reading

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Je parle un peu français

I left Dhaka, Bangladesh the beginning of April after a flurry of goodbye parties and packing. I’m now back at one of my favorite places, the Foreign Service Institute, learning French. I will have to obtain a level 3/3 to … Continue reading

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Nearly there

Wow, it’s been an incredibly long time since I last posted. Life has been busy and after I reached my one year mark, things have gone very quickly. I am now wrapping up the last couple of months of my … Continue reading

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The downward slope

My year anniversary in Bangladesh was spent in Bangkok, Thailand. Now I am nearly at 14 months and it feels like time is flying. Work is incredibly busy, now that I have a new portfolio (American Citizen Services), every day … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Now that I have nearly been here a year, I am finally feeling like I’ve gotten my bearings….usually. I still learn new things every day, and I still make more mistakes than I would like, but all in all, I’m … Continue reading

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Transitions

Things have been fairly quiet here, as far as Foreign Service life can be quiet. Mid-January I went on my first R&R, which was delightful. I met my parents and one of my best friends in Nairobi, and together we … Continue reading

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2017 At Last!

Finally it is 2017. The holidays are always a little bit rough, but this one seemed especially so with many of my friends gone out of Dhaka. The Consular section was extra quiet, with only a few of us staying … Continue reading

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December Reflections

I’ve been at post for over 8 months now, and its definitely been a whirlwind. Earthquakes, terrorist attacks, dengue fever, and more. My time so far in Dhaka has been eventful, and I still struggle sometimes to reconcile my current … Continue reading

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Skipping around the region

It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Work has been increasingly busy, and I’ve been on a few trips since my last blog post. Due to the new security restrictions, it has been more important to get out … Continue reading

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The new normal

The past month has been a time of adjustment towards our new situation. After the Holey terrorist attack, our movements are extremely restricted now due to potential security issues. We can go to work and home and very few other … Continue reading

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