Contrary to what I had in mind, I’ve completely neglected this blog whilst staying in Bangladesh. While the reasons are manifold, maybe I should try to sum up the most important ones:
1. I’ve been to a different world. From the moment I left the airport, I was caught up in the dschungle of the city. Dhaka captured me with its noise, smell, looks… I was torn out of my habitat and catapulted to a different planet. Living in Bangladesh was like living an alternative life… it’s hard to keep the ties to the world back home.
2. The internet connection sucked. Yeah, it’s as simple as that. I’m not used to dial-up anymore, neither is wordpress… writing blogs could have taken hours. Hours that I decided to spend exploring the city, meeting exciting new people, discovering the planet that is Bangladesh.
3. The girl under the jackfruit trees. A non-neglectable factor. The black-haired beauty that I spent most of my free time with. It all makes sense now. I miss her.
4. The emotional overkill. Too many impressions to remember or work with. I could have written three blogs a day and still wouldn’t have come close to what I did and saw.
In the end, I’ll just keep most of the memories to myself. It’s safe, and they’re mine anyways. I came back a changed man – that’s about all anyone needs to know about my trip.
Hoffnung means hope…