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Peter’s NGO Work In Dhaka: The Good, The Bad, & The Dog That Ate My Passport

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Peter’s NGO Work In Dhaka: The Good, The Bad, & The Dog That Ate My Passport

Normally I’m not a fan of volunteer tourism. I don’t think it does much good beyond making the volunteer feel like a charitable person. But when I was planning my trip to Dhaka, I knew that it was going to be really hard to have an enriching or positive interaction with Bangladesh if I didn’t find some sort of something to plug in with.

What I found was JAAGO. 

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Peter Spends 2 Weeks In Dhaka's Slums

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Peter Spends 2 Weeks In Dhaka's Slums

Waking up in Dhaka I hear the ringing of bells on rickshaws, people yelling, and dogs barking. I am staying on the 9th floor of an office building that rises high over the slums on Dhaka’s southwestern outskirts. I look out the window, and I can see a rainstorm blowing in from the south. The Muslim call to prayer eerily wafts over the half-finished buildings all around me from the local mosques. 

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Peter’s Voyage Through The Armpit Of The World  [Part I]

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Peter’s Voyage Through The Armpit Of The World [Part I]

I’m leaving Hanoi! But before I come back state side I’m doing a last little stint of traveling. I’m leaving Hanoi on August 18th and I will likely be back in the States somewhere in the Halloween ballpark. 

In this post, we'll cover the first few destinations of the trip: Singapore, Burma, and Bangladesh.

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