The meeting I'm attending is being held at the BRAC Centre for Development and Management. It's about 30 km outside of Dhaka. And, judging from the harrowing, 90-minute van ride from the airport, it's an oasis outside the capital city.
It specializes in sponsoring conferences and other international events.
The grounds are peaceful and well-kept and the accommodations are clean and comfortable - by Bangladeshi standards.
Unfortunately, the compound is surrounded by barbed wire and a guard mans the entrance gate 24/7.
We meet here, eat here and sleep here. I've been advised - repeatedly - not to leave the compound. And I won't.