Bangladesh foto’s & tips

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In het hele vroege ochtendlicht kijkt deze jonge monnik nog wat dromerig voor zich uit door een open kloosterraam

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Soms zijn ouders te arm om hun eigen kinderen op te voeden. Het plaatselijke klooster vangt die kinderen op, geeft ze eten en helpt met scholing. Op deze ma...

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De Mru, één van de etnische groepen in de Chittagong Hill Tracts zien niet zo vaak blanke mensen. Ons bezoek aan het dorp trok dan ook onmiddellijk de aand...

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Bangladesh is een bijzonder land met bijzondere minderheden groepen. Voor een filmproject mocht ik (Paul) daarheen om in een afgesloten gebied in het land te...

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Small boats that ferry the passengers to and from the larger ships in one of the busiest passenger terminals in the world, Sadarghat, Old Dhaka wait patientl...

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A sage or scholar In the courtyard of the Hazrat Shah Jalal Mujarrad mosque in Sylhet, one of the largest mosque in Bangladesh. I was intrigued as to how muc...

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New Years Day is a holiday and traditional sports days are held in villages around the countryside. Traditionally games are played, egg and spoon, musical c...

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Even though we stayed three days in the village some of the children did not get used to our presence. This child was protected by the arms of the oma. Blind...

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Travelling in Bangladesh is like going back in time. Blacksmiths have all but disappeared in Europe, though artisan smiths are making something of a comeback...

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A pan seller sits in Shankhari Bazar, the main bazar in the Hindu area of Old Dhaka. The street where almost every building has been inhabited by the Hindu a...

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Two sisters watch the village sports day on New Years day, Northern Bangladesh Despite Bangladesh being a Muslim country, it is not often that you see young...

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And waiting besides the drinks-stall are local kids that want to be your guide and will scramble up the hills to show you the best viewpoint and the area wit...

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Having just paid far too much to have my hair cut I had to think of the street barbers that I saw in Bangladesh. A pair of scissors and a comb, a chair of so...

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I mentioned in my last photo that the grandmother was in the kitchen cooking our meal while the children sat and watched us. Here she is, in her simple but o...

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It took a little while but finally I gained enough trust from our little guide, that she let go of her friends hand and looked into the lens. Of course I sho...

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Before we move on to our next stop, a few portraits from the village. Our boatmen. He has worked all his life as a boatmen, he has his own boat, a 20 metre ...

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Deze monnik was erg blij met wat batterijen uit het westen. Het gebied is echter zo afgelegen dat er slechts gekraak en wat ruis uit het apparaat kwam. Voor ...

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New Years Day and the village holds a sports day, not for the children but for the women of the village. Musical chairs, sack races and other games are playe...

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Bangladeshi trains are usually very crowded, seat tickets have to be bought in advance and of course are more expensive. For some people riding above the tra...

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As I said, while I was buying water I could feel that I was being watched, I knew that someone was behind me, but did not imagine this. Look at all their f...

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As one customer gets a shave I play with the mirrors in a barber shop in the far north of Bangladesh. It is customary to lather the entire face for a wet sh...

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I just thought I might share another photo from one of the Bangladeshi tea estates. A few days ago there was a report in The Guardian (UK newspaper) that the...

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We are crossing the Shomeshwari River with our rented rickshaw and making a bone-rattling two-hour ride passing through a number of remote villages en route ...

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The Hazrat Shah Jalal mosque in Sylhet is one of the most important mosque in Bangladesh. Jalal's name is associated with the Muslim movement into north-east...

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I am not posting this photo to shock, RR's that know me, know that this is not my style. It is part of the story. According to islamic customs, (and other r...

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There was one person visiting the village that day that got as much attention as us and that was the dentist. Many villages not having the facilities for a ...

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The garment industry of Bangladesh is well known, most of the huge garment factories are in and around Dhaka. The vast majority of ready-made clothes are exp...

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Tindersticks or firesticks are made from cow dung, molded by hand around a stick and left to dry in the sun. They are then used for the fire to cook on, boil...

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Ina (photofreak) asked where the women and girls were in the last photo. Mostly at home is the answer. This is where we are to stay for the next two of day...

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Tussen alle religieuze bezigheden, het eten en het aannemen van giften van dorpsbewoners door houdt de hoofdmonnik van dit klooster de boel goed in de gaten

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