Faces and sights in Bangladesh captured by a visiting photographer
In 2003 I had moved back to Bangladesh after living seven and a half years in USA. In some ways it felt like I was going to Bangladesh for the first time, seeing everything with the new eyes of a working adult and as an independent traveler. During the two years I was there before moving to England, I had friends visit me from the States. One of them was Veero Derkarabetian, a very cool guy, with many different hobbies and talents, and at that point in time he was really into photojournalism. He had a great website with unique stories from his travels in Armenia, Greece and USA but unfortunately it’s not up anymore. You can still find him on you tube where has some fun videos up and at present, he teaches middle school kids, goes surfing at the lovely beaches of sunny California and spends time with his gorgeous family. I hope he is still keeping up with photography!
We packed a lot of travelling and sightseeing across the country, including a car journey to India and back, during his short stay in Bangladesh. We hadn’t been in touch for many years since then and it was only recently that we started talking again (via facebook) and I remembered this amazing collection of pictures with captions that he had given me on a CD soon after he had gone back to America.
I have written a few posts on our travels in Bangladesh and have even had a guest post from another travel blogger who lived there for a while. I am really happy to add Veero’s amazing photo collection to my Bangladesh travel section.
This was just a glimpse of the fascinating, conflicting, disturbing and beautiful country which will always be home to me and one I am finally returning to in 2016 after all these years abroad. Time will tell how long we end up staying there, could be a year, could be three, could even be longer. A whole range of emotions goes through our minds as we think of moving to Bangladesh with our kids who had never lived there. But so far, it feels right and we are looking forward to our adventures there, exploring all over Bangladesh and other parts of southeast Asia over the next few years.
My personal favourite from all the images Veero took. My first baby, my darling Coco -he called her Bobo – so happy to have found this picture after all these years 🙂 This is linked to Eye Spy