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I have to say that Dhaka is a very mellow place to be a tourist - on a day tour with my colleagues, people stared, but they weren't hostile, and no one minded a bunch of foreigners taking photos.



Inside one of the ferries at the Sadarghat waterfront.


Crossing the river in a smaller boat.


Pineapple express.


The Pink Palace, the former official residence of the colonial power.


A dangerous man-eating tiger.


One of the narrow streets in Old Dhaka.


A Hindu temple in Old Dhaka.


One of the few women seen in public.


A rickshaw up close.


One of the grave markers at the Armenian church.


A niche in the Star Mosque.


The sacred pond at the main Hindu temple.


Inside the Hindu temple, waiting for the rain to stop.


I wonder what this young lady is wishing for.


The Red Fort.


Another colleague, at Dhaka University.


One of the many murals at the Arts Faculty.


Behind the National Parliament Building, built by American architect Louis Kahn.
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On July 18th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
I love these!
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On July 18th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks for stopping by!
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On July 18th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
Very cool!
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On July 18th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It was a fun day!
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On July 18th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC), mysteena commented:
It looks like a beautiful place!
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On July 18th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It is, sort of!
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On July 18th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
Gorgeous photos!
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On July 18th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks!
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On July 30th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC), quirky_me commented:
omg, this makes me miss dhaka so much! looks like you had a wonderful time!
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On July 31st, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'm glad we had that day off to look around!
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On July 31st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC), themenow commented:
I've never even heard of Dhaka before. So pretty! Why weren't women out and about?
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On July 31st, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It's pretty low key for a capital city....

Most women stay at home, though I saw that half of my colleagues at the embassy were women.
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