Bangladesh

Kaos in Dhaka and how to live with rats in the railway

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


Many adjectives can be associated with this city, and almost all unpleasant; starting from pollution, the disorder, dirt… I had the feeling of being enclosed within a large bucket of shit. If you visit Bangladesh to try to escape from this black hole as quickly as possible, but there is another option, stay in any of the districts for expatriates, businessmen and politicians such as Gulshan, Banani… where can you rest partially of this chaotic city.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


Another negative aspect of the city is poverty, omnipresent throughout the city, especially along the train tracks, where people trying to survive in the most dignified way possible. They make their homes with debris that are and make their life to foot of via.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


If you are interested in learning to live without only resources you have to approach Tejgaon train station and take a stroll through the surrounding, is very easy to reach. It is a secondary train station, located in the Centre of the city.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


People make life between tracks and the children play almost always supervised by an adult, that alert the train pass, each 15 o 20 minutes approximately.
The sad thing is that there are people worse living, as inhabitants of the sandbars that form in river Jomuna.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


The slums that crowd one by one have a very small space, the right to sleep, they cook and do their chores to free standing via. They are built of waste and plastics that can get. In this unusual visit you can also see cartons are recycled or how to hit lights or electronic waste to separate metal.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


If you want to know what is an overcrowded city you're in the right place, It is impossible to stroll quiet in the old part of the city, in your heart, Old dhaka, and in the majority of its bazaars, as the New Market, Banga Bazaar or Shankharia Bazar, located in the hindu. You always have someone in any direction seeking passage, pushing or touching the Bell for the bike, You can imagine jams forming there. It is a unique experience that you can not miss, and which will be grateful not to live daily.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


It is a wild city where people fight as you can to move forward, but honestly, not steal or commit a crime. The Bengals will try to help you with what you need at any time and without hesitation. This in my opinion is one of the main attractions of the country, the human factor.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


If still not lost the nerves with the plans described above, bizarre activities like you and you like the idea of navigating through a rotten River ( certainly Bangladesh occupies the highest climax in my list of "travel" ) You can rent a boat of wood in the Sadarghat port, the same place where the famous Steamboat sails with blades called Rocket. You have two options, take a tour around the different ports of the river Buriganga and amazed of all activities that are carried out or you can simply cross the river and watch as they try to survive the citizens of the other shore cleaning or repairing corroded oil, This is a good alternative to those who want to see the famous junkyard of boats at Chittagong city.

Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )


These images have been made together with the photographer Daniela Lee.


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Bangladés, la Pakistán Oriental ( Bangladesh )