Traffic in Dhaka can be truly awful. This morning it took one hour and twenty minutes to travel a distance less than five kilometres, and I’ve been in the car for 45 minutes now and would guess we’ve gone about three km. I’m actually not really sure where we are, but I have faith in our driver, and it’s better than being in a CNG (the little green vehicles above).
Because people are often stopped at traffic, there is an industry of informal selling/begging at intersections. You can buy flowers, fruit, stickers (mostly from children), towels, books, maps from your car. And today I could have bought a balloon! Possibly shouldn’t have taken that photo; she saw me, and then spent a good five minutes leaning and tapping against my window asking for at least a baksheesh, a tip.
Modern Electric #Rickshaw (Made in #Bangladesh)
Ata Adnan Photography on Flickr.