Asia, Bangladesh, Guest Posts, Travel Themed Photography 18

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

Samiya and Bobo


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  • image-in-ing (weekly photo linky) says: August 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Great shots.
    I’m hoping you’ll share the story of the man being blasted in the face with water!

    Please come link up at

    • says: August 26, 2015 at 5:55 am

      It was at a friends pre wedding festivities, they had a colour throwing party, we used mostly red. After the ‘fight’ fun everyone was hosed down! This shot is one of the boys being hosed down. Lot of fun 🙂

  • Vicki says: August 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I loved visiting Bangladesh via your photos. Cute dog!

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages says: August 21, 2015 at 10:12 am

    There are some incredible photos in there, what a special treasure to have received.
    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust this week

  • Julie Small says: August 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    What fabulous photos…I so want to go to Bangladesh. Have been int he region many times but for whatever reasons just never got there. Maybe 2016 will be my year to dos os. Thanks for sharing such evocative images.

  • Susan Dalzell says: August 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Lovely images! I’m glad you and your friend reconnected after all these years. He has an excellent eye. #MondayEscapes

  • Katja - globetotting says: August 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    What fantastic photos! I spent a lot of time in India but never quite made it to Bangladesh, it looks like a fascinating place #MondayEscapes

  • Anita Cleare says: August 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with #MondayEscapes

  • Packing my Suitcase says: August 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What a wonderful story! I can only imagine how big this change will be your lives, but sometimes change is good,… I am sure everyone will learn a lot from this new experience!
    I wish you all the best with the move 😀

    And thank you for joining #MondayEscapes 😀

  • melody pittman says: February 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Those are fascinating images and I love the collages you’ve made of them. Really beautiful. How sweet to have the one of your sweet puppy. 😉

  • Voyager says: February 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Wonderful pictures that capture life in all its glory.

  • Rob Taylor says: February 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Really, this is a beautiful collection. It’s always fascinating to me to see how somebody else photographs and sees places and things. The photographer here caught some strangely void faces, but yet you just know there’s more going on and more to the story. I love it all.

  • Archana Kapoor says: February 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Amazing shots! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful account!

  • Jennifer St Louis says: February 28, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Wonderful post. I’m looking forward to reading how your family adjusts to your new life in Bangladesh!

  • nonsoloamore says: February 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos!!

  • Carlie says: February 29, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I really loved these images. I love street photography, especially of locals. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lies says: February 29, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing these photos with us!

  • Ajay Sood says: March 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    A brilliant destination for street photography! Thanks for sharing!

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