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Chittagong, Bangladesh

Photo, Pictures of, Images, Picture
(December 2011)


Small boats ferrying people out to larger boats in the Karnaphuli River.

 



This man was quite eager for me to take his photo. These hand carts have large tires and can carry towering loads of cargo.

 



Plastic buckets, jute ropes, woven baskets and everything else you can think of for sale.

 



These men are sewing the decorations for cycle rickshaws.

 



Old fashioned sewing machines are regularly used in Bangladesh. I think this one is electric but it also has a foot peddle for close work.

 



Cutting out the plastic pieces for rickshaw decorations.

 



This piece will hang on the back of the rickshaw on the sunshade.

 



Here comes the flower bike.

 



This little girl and her mother watched me put on a new a touring bike tire and a bell.

 



I'm picking out a thermos for you. A used plastic thermos for you.

 



Chittagong has endless winding alleys, some full of markets, some leading to some mysterious courtyard.

 



No semi trucks or forklifts here. Most goods get carted around with human labor.

 



We found the bicycle street in Chittagong. This guy is assembling new bikes on the sidewalk. It could be that there wasn't room in his tiny shop.

 



After our walk, we took the cycle rickshaw back.

 



Unfortunately we passed by some alleys fragrant with the smell of fish.

 



Our very friendly rickshaw driver, who went out of his way to take us whizzing down interesting streets and point out the sights.

 



We ate at the same restaurant nearly every day in Chittagong. The vegetarian fare is really very good.

 



These boys were our waiters. Gretchen wanted to adopt them and make them go to school. They seemed to work all day every day. Even though we couldn't get them to smile for the photo, they're usually laughing and joking all day long.

 



Kids at the train station selling snacks through the window.

 



Our new friends who shared our train compartment. The older gentleman is a professor. The younger guys are engineering students.

 



You can't go anywhere in Bangladesh without people helping you out. This guy and his friend insisted on finding us a three wheel taxi when we got off the train to make sure we got a good price.

 


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