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Fatulla

45 minutes downstream by boat from Saderghat Terminal, Dhaka, 7 km southeast of the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge
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The ferry dock at Fatulla
The ferry dock at Fatulla
...not quite sure what to make of the white guys...lost? or something...
...not quite sure what to make of the white guys...lost? or something...
But hey, everyone is friendly in Bangladesh
But hey, everyone is friendly in Bangladesh
One of the Bangladeshi sand freighters unloading its cargo next to the Fatulla ferry pier
One of the Bangladeshi sand freighters unloading its cargo next to the Fatulla ferry pier
...looks interesting...let's check it out...
...looks interesting...let's check it out...
Men carry heavy baskets of sand off the ship
Men carry heavy baskets of sand off the ship
...and go up a hill where they dump the sand in a pile and received a chit from the overseeing...
...and go up a hill where they dump the sand in a pile and received a chit from the overseeing...
...then go back to the ship for more...
...then go back to the ship for more...
...while other men with shovels take dirt from the pile...
...while other men with shovels take dirt from the pile...
...and fill waiting trucks.
...and fill waiting trucks.
They're almost done with this ship...
They're almost done with this ship...
...where where men in the hold are filling the baskets...
...where where men in the hold are filling the baskets...
...for the porters to carry across the narrow gangplank onto shore.
...for the porters to carry across the narrow gangplank onto shore.
In Bangladesh, manual labor is cheaper than a crane...
In Bangladesh, manual labor is cheaper than a crane...
...but at least they get a drink.
...but at least they get a drink.
Thanks to the guy who is showing me around...
Thanks to the guy who is showing me around...
The boys are lucky they don't have to work yet
The boys are lucky they don't have to work yet
They can enjoy playing in the river
They can enjoy playing in the river
Enjoy it while it lasts...
Enjoy it while it lasts...
Boys on the riverbank
Boys on the riverbank
For more excitement, just beyond the sand pile is a crowded cattle market
For more excitement, just beyond the sand pile is a crowded cattle market
Not grade 'A' but 'B+' doesn't sound too bad for the Fatulla cattle market
Not grade 'A' but 'B+' doesn't sound too bad for the Fatulla cattle market
A big bull getting lead through the market
A big bull getting lead through the market
No sacred cows here...
No sacred cows here...
Brahma bull at the cattle market in Fatulla outside Dhaka
Brahma bull at the cattle market in Fatulla outside Dhaka
Fatulla Cattle Market, Bangladesh
Fatulla Cattle Market, Bangladesh
That one doesn't look like it would grade B+
That one doesn't look like it would grade B+
Old Bangladeshi man with a colorful head cloth
Old Bangladeshi man with a colorful head cloth
Man at the Fatulla Cattle market with his Brahma bull
Man at the Fatulla Cattle market with his Brahma bull
Boy in a nice shirt at the cattle market, Fatulla
Boy in a nice shirt at the cattle market, Fatulla
Cow waiting by a truck for it to all be over
Cow waiting by a truck for it to all be over
Hey...look...a white guy!
Hey...look...a white guy!
You sure you're not lost?
You sure you're not lost?
It might get a grade A with that pretty pink rope...if you'd only get rid of the snot!
It might get a grade A with that pretty pink rope...if you'd only get rid of the snot!
Let's see what the other side of the road holds for us
Let's see what the other side of the road holds for us
...if we don't get hit by a truck first...
...if we don't get hit by a truck first...
...but at least it's got a nice paint job...
...but at least it's got a nice paint job...
Boy in a red shirt along the road to Dhaka in Fatulla
Boy in a red shirt along the road to Dhaka in Fatulla
...another one of those British salutes...
...another one of those British salutes...
We did manage to cross the street safely
We did manage to cross the street safely
...and found a bird market with boys selling pigeons
...and found a bird market with boys selling pigeons
Tailor waiting for a customer on the market square of Fatulla
Tailor waiting for a customer on the market square of Fatulla
Did I mention how friendly everyone is in Bangladesh?
Did I mention how friendly everyone is in Bangladesh?
...especially in these places that don't ever see a tourist
...especially in these places that don't ever see a tourist
Market stall selling the colorful sarongs the men often wear in Bangladesh
Market stall selling the colorful sarongs the men often wear in Bangladesh
Big selection of men's sarongs, Fatulla Market, Bangladesh
Big selection of men's sarongs, Fatulla Market, Bangladesh
They're great, but not my style really...
They're great, but not my style really...
School boy in Fatulla, Bangladesh
School boy in Fatulla, Bangladesh
School boys in Fatulla, Bangladesh
School boys in Fatulla, Bangladesh
T-shirt shop, Fatulla market square
T-shirt shop, Fatulla market square
They really don't see tourists around here often...
They really don't see tourists around here often...
Blacksmith with his forge set up in a hut, Fatulla Market
Blacksmith with his forge set up in a hut, Fatulla Market
Bangladeshi blacksmith at work, Fatulla
Bangladeshi blacksmith at work, Fatulla
A pair of blacksmiths working a piece of red hot iron, Fatulla
A pair of blacksmiths working a piece of red hot iron, Fatulla
Happy to see you!
Happy to see you!
Wandering the Fatulla market with the school boys tagging along
Wandering the Fatulla market with the school boys tagging along
Bangladeshi restaurant at the Fatulla Market
Bangladeshi restaurant at the Fatulla Market
Bangladeshi restaurant at the Fatulla Market
Bangladeshi restaurant at the Fatulla Market
The handiwork of Fatulla's market dentist
The handiwork of Fatulla's market dentist
Tell me why I would worry?
Tell me why I would worry?
Sacks of spices, Fatulla Market
Sacks of spices, Fatulla Market
Hot chillies, Fatulla Market
Hot chillies, Fatulla Market
Mr. Potato-man, Fatulla Market
Mr. Potato-man, Fatulla Market
Green grocer, Fatulla Market
Green grocer, Fatulla Market
Not many women out and about in Fatulla
Not many women out and about in Fatulla
George Washington meets Mr. Peanut in Bangladesh
George Washington meets Mr. Peanut in Bangladesh
Boy on a bike, Fatulla
Boy on a bike, Fatulla
Bangladesh School Bus/Rickshaw, Fatulla
Bangladesh School Bus/Rickshaw, Fatulla
...must be 10 caged in there...looks like something out of a Grimm fairytail
...must be 10 caged in there...looks like something out of a Grimm fairytail
School bus rickshaw, Bangladesh
School bus rickshaw, Bangladesh
Young Bangladeshi woman in a pretty dress, Fatulla
Young Bangladeshi woman in a pretty dress, Fatulla
San Francisco 49-ers fan, Fatulla
San Francisco 49-ers fan, Fatulla
We've been spotted!!!
We've been spotted!!!
Too funny!
Too funny!
Wandering the back streets of Fatulla, Bangladesh
Wandering the back streets of Fatulla, Bangladesh
Young boy in a typical cap, Fatulla, Bangladesh
Young boy in a typical cap, Fatulla, Bangladesh
Another Fatulla boy with a cap
Another Fatulla boy with a cap
It was a very pleasant visit...but time to go back to Dhaka
It was a very pleasant visit...but time to go back to Dhaka
Boy in Fatulla
Boy in Fatulla
We found a baby taxi (tuk tuk) willing to take us the 10 km back to Dhaka by the Narayanganj Road
We found a baby taxi (tuk tuk) willing to take us the 10 km back to Dhaka by the Narayanganj Road
Bangladeshi truck painted with the Muslim profession of faith
Bangladeshi truck painted with the Muslim profession of faith
Painted Bangladeshi Bedford trucks parked on the side of the road to Dhaka
Painted Bangladeshi Bedford trucks parked on the side of the road to Dhaka
Side windows of a truck cab painted over...brilliant idea
Side windows of a truck cab painted over...brilliant idea
The Dhaka-Nyaryanganj Road parallels the Buriganga River and goes through the ugly industrial area we saw from the ferry
The Dhaka-Nyaryanganj Road parallels the Buriganga River and goes through the ugly industrial area we saw from the ferry
Female laborers at a gravel crusher along the road to Dhaka
Female laborers at a gravel crusher along the road to Dhaka
Reflextions of smokestacks in a lake southeast of Dhaka
Reflextions of smokestacks in a lake southeast of Dhaka
Mosque on the southeast edge of Dhaka
Mosque on the southeast edge of Dhaka
Dhaka-Shyampur
Dhaka-Shyampur
I'm guessing those are bales of cotton for the textile mills
I'm guessing those are bales of cotton for the textile mills
Bangladeshi women breaking old bricks into tiny bits
Bangladeshi women breaking old bricks into tiny bits
What horrible work to be doing by hand out in the heat of midday, probably for pennies a day
What horrible work to be doing by hand out in the heat of midday, probably for pennies a day
Dome of a small mosque looking surprisingly like a Buddhist stupa
Dome of a small mosque looking surprisingly like a Buddhist stupa
Factory in southeast Dhaka (don't call it a sweatshop...)
Factory in southeast Dhaka (don't call it a sweatshop...)
Pink building in southeast Dhaka
Pink building in southeast Dhaka
A small broken down diesel locomotive on the side of the road with no tracks in sight
A small broken down diesel locomotive on the side of the road with no tracks in sight
Billboard on the side of the road entering Dhaka
Billboard on the side of the road entering Dhaka
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