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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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Dengue and Other Horrors

It’s been awhile since I posted to this blog. My work has kept me quite busy and life started to seem more or less normal. I had a routine: I played volleyball twice a week, went out to brunch with … Continue reading

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Indian Weekend

Last weekend was a 4-day one, and therefore I took advantage of the time and decided to go on a “Golden Triangle” tour with two other Embassy folks. We began in New Delhi, driving to Agra to explore the Taj Mahal. We … Continue reading

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Sounds of Dhaka

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated cities on earth, with about 15 million people packed into a fairly small space. Traffic is a nightmare, and the sound of honking horns blends together with construction, airplanes, and the call to prayer … Continue reading

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One Week In Dhaka

So I arrived safely in Bangladesh, and have spent the last week getting my bearings and learning the ropes. I’m still definitely a little lost – it’s a huge learning curve, but I’ve enjoyed my time here so far. I … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert: Passed!

Last Wednesday, I took my Foreign Service Bengali language exam. Seven months of going to class every day, studying vocab, and learning how to think about high-level ideas in another language led up to this point. I was extremely nervous, … Continue reading

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Nearly there

With three weeks until lift off, it seemed like a good time to update this blog. Things are starting to speed up, but I’m enjoying a weekend that is somewhat calmer in which I can study Bangla. I’ve got a nice … Continue reading

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