Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Not Dhaka

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.

1 comment:

mom said...

The photos are beautiful. It's hard to believe this is such a poverty-stricken country. Take care of yourself...