Old Dhaka (1/1/10)

2010-01-23

Not much to say about yesterday; it was new year, so we had a party and food. All good, but not particularly notable.

Today, we had a tour of Old Dhaka. The chaos of Gulshan is nothing compared to there; in Old Dhaka, the rickshaws and tuk-tuks far outnumber the cars --- cheaper are far more suited toward the smaller and narrow streets.

We saw the local university and Lalbagh Fort --- the grounds are impressive although the building is, perhaps, less so. The museum is mostly 18th century --- the manuscripts and paintings being most impressive. Throughout, we were as much a centre of attention as the other artefacts on show.

Later, back at the hotel, ready for a nap, clearing the results of pollution and the car drive from my head.