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'Chocolate, chocolate'


Bangladesh probably the most fascinating place I have ever travelled to. The people are so resilient, so innovative to make a little money.
Waiting for the train to leave the vendor tries to make a few sales.
- 'Chocolate, chocolate mam', he calls. “Now is winter, now is chocolate good”, I didn’t understand what he meant at first, but soon learnt from him that in the summer months the chocolate melts fast whereas the relatively cooler winter days helps keep the chocolate good in his old tin. He tells me he is saving for a coolbox, he hopes to have enough money by next summer then he will have good chocolate all year. Moments like this are so humbling as a traveller.
I have an unused coolbox in my attic at home, how I wished at that moment that I could have given it to him.