20-On The Road
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I left SFX on June 20, 1993 and arrived in Dhaka mid-day
on June 22 after spending 6 hours in Thiland waiting for my Beman (Bangladesh's
national airline which had only one) plane to be repaired. The pictures
here are of my arrival and first impressions of Bangladesh.
The moment I cleared customs in Dhaka I was whisked off to
Trans World Express (TWX from now on), Titas (pronounced ti-tash) gas (pronounced gash)
and then to an incredable old warehouse left over from the Raj where the control panel
had been stored. The packing case had been broken open and the protective sheeting
had been torn.
We called it a day and returned on the 23rd to get about 2 tons
of stuff moved to downtown Dhaka. "We" disassembled the cabinet, moved it to Titas, and
reassembled it there.
"We" was about 25 laborers, technicians, and engineers none of
whom had ever used a screw driver. A hammer, yes, a screwdriver, no.
Click on a thumb to see a larger image.