Trip to Sonargaon

Sonargaon is a town south-east from Dhaka about one hour bus ride that is famous for it architecture.

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To get there we met our guide by the National Mosque

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Bought the ticket from (as you would think) random guy sitting on the street

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And got on the bus with a non-working speedometer (they all are like this)

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In Sonargaon we took a big CNG

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The first stop was a museum with old stuff and things, things and stuff, but here is a photo of us and some student group

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After the museum we went for a walk in the surrounding park and found a toilet. Foreigners toilet. I still don’t know what it was supposed to mean, but it cost us 5 taka (nothing). Belive me or not but I was asked for a selfie while I was washing my hands there.

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In the park there were some random monuments like this pioneer-looking guy

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Next stop — ruins

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And since there are some ruins of the buildings, there are some of the toilets as well.

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The toilets are standing by the river, since that is where everything was going to

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We posed a bit

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And then a bit more. This time with a cow (and apparently three of my chins!). The cow was telling me all Bangladeshi secrets.

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While wandering around we met some kids. The mark that the baby has on his head is supposed to protect him.

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And this is not the first child that I noticed with a weirdly shaped head. Maybe anybody knows why it is so strange?

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Another picture with a local at the cha stop

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More ruins

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We are practicing the well-known by Bangladeshis,but very new to us ‘pictures-with-the-bush’ skill. (This one was staged by the local, we still suck!)

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Trip back in the comfortable bus (not a regular bus)

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In the city you can tell that there is a lychee season now, because its leaves are everywhere

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And the highlight of our trip — visit to a local bar!

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All very few bars in Bangladesh are run by the government IMG_6431 IMG_6435

It is the only place where locals can buy alcohol (foreigners can buy drinks in the clubs and special liquor stores). A can of local barr costs 150 taka (2 euros).

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Guys chilling

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