City Adventure with the Roomies
Trip Start Feb 10, 2012
20Trip End May 11, 2012
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"Today, the Buriganga river is afflicted by the noisome problem of pollution. The chemical waste of mills and factories, home waste, medical waste, sewage, dead animals, plastics, and oil are some of the Buriganga's pollutants. The city of Dhaka discharges about 4,500 tons of solid waste every day and most of it is released into the Buriganga. According to the Department of the Environment (DoE), 20,000 tonnes of tannery waste, including some highly toxic materials, are released into the river every day" haha an explanative bit from Wikipedia-need I say more?
After a brief stroll among the shops, rickshaws, pedestrians, motor bikes, goats, you name it, we reached our destination. The Pink Palace was once home to a ruling family or so I gathered from the information available. It was a little difficult to appreciate because the electricity was out so there were no lights in any of the displays or the entire building. Luckily in today’s world there are cell phones with flashlights so we were able to appreciate more than one would think
After some well-deserved ice cream, we headed back by way of some shopping! I think it may be becoming an addiction. Jamie and Mona as med students have very strict and non-negotiable loan budgets and perhaps my next roommates will be boys and that will be the end of the spending (but if you would like any textiles or cheap DVDs let me know).
PS I have killed four mosquitoes while writing this. I am getting more deadly!