Time to Leave Dhaka Bangladesh

17 Oct 2010

Big walk with camera. Challenged by army guard – my bad I was taking photos in prohibited zone!

War Memorial 02

Bangladesh Rail 02 Bangladesh Airforce 01

Dhurga Puja Festival in Old Dhaka with Leon. Parting is difficult in this area at the best of times and our driver did a great job. Dropping us off we were off to see the festival, ultimately finding a media platform to see the procession on the banks of the Buriganga River. The statue is alternately dropped into the Buriganga River after making its way through the streets. Met a local photographer Wahid Adnan who took some fantastic photos of my I treasure.

Wahid 01 Alison Buriganga River 02 Alison Buriganga River 01

Old Dhaka 01 Old Dhaka Alley 01 Dhurga Puja Festival 13 Dhurga Puja Festival 16 Dhurga Puja Festival 15 Dhurga Puja Festival Leon 01 Dhurga Puja Festival Leon 02 Dhurga Puja Festival 04 Dhurga Puja Festival 02

Dhurga Puja Festival 17

18 Oct 2010

Last workout with locals in park before I leave. I leave at midnight for the flight home. Said my goodbyes to all and must admit I cried a little as I will miss everyone so very much. Thank you everyone for taking care of me.

Alison and George Mahbub and Alison George Family and Alison 01

19 Oct 2010

Dhaka to Singapore to Brisbane, my adventure was over. I really hope to return one day.