I was warned many times before I went to the Bangladesh Zoo that it was not much to see and nothing special. I was also told the animals were not well taken care of and that they were perhaps underfed.
I didn’t expect to see some of the saddest animals in the world. They had sad eyes. This Lion was moaning and crying. A deep roaring cry out for help. His partner in the cage was also crying out as he did.
This Zoo needs some serious work and some serious reconsideration. It is not up to standard and it’s not good enough. It sets a bad example for any person who comes to view the zoo and for young people to see animals treated in this way.
Bangladesh is doing so well in so many ways, having a place like this is really letting them down.
Thinking of you Sad Lion
Something I love in South Asia, though I know it can be seen as bad and wrong in some circles, is the commanding of respect.
A boss can walk into his office and his staff of 20 will stand immediately. Whilst he walks about with his guests or colleague, they will remain standing. This kind of respect for authority and position is lost in the western world.
Some may question why they deserve such respect and what they do in order to earn it, but others believe that there is no need to question it- they are the boss, they have the title, they have the right to respect.
I truly enjoyed watching the businessman who was chairing the organizing committee for the meeting I was attending in Bangladesh, walk down the hall with 10 of his staff in tow. Everywhere we went we had an entourage and the moment we realized we needed something, someone would run to collect it or complete the task. It’s incredible the dedication, or perhaps subordanance to their roles these people have. I feel it something to be admired that they whole heartedly commit to the task, and you see it when they complete it with such efficiency.
Things did take quite a while to get going with the meeting for Dhaka. A lot of bureaucracy a lot fo channels and ums and ahs, but once it came down to the point of getting things done, they are on it. They have pulled together a meeting with the most spectacular amount of details covered, in such a short time.
It’s an incredible thing to see before your eyes- adherance to an order and a job that has been set out. This is why I love this part of the world. And it still amazes me everytime.
I’m off again. More Travel and more adventures.
This time I’ll be going to Sydney and Bangladesh and I’ll be away for 10 days.
It’s only been 4 weeks since I was last in Sydney but if it work calls for me to travel, then that’s what I have to do.
I’ll be heading to Sydney for work with FAPAA/ AFIF to get ready for heading to Bangladesh. I’ll be there working as the administrator for the Fedearation of Asia Pacific air Cargo Assocation’s annual meeting. There will be 18 delegate countries there and after going for 7 years, I have made some truly wonderful friends and valuable work colleagues.
I’ll also be in Sydney for the #TravelMassive after party following the Web in Travel Conference. I learnt about Travel Massive through Twitter and have made some really good friends in the industry through our meetups.
Whilst in Sydney I’ll also be visiting my new work, TravelCandy. There’ll definitely be more posts about them! They’re a travel website which offers hotel offers and deals for an exclusive members only club. www.travelcandy.com.au. I’ve always wanted to work for a Travel company and I’m enjoying working with the team.
I’ll miss Melbourne whilst I’m away. I love living here. But I also love Travel and look forward to more escapades.
Hoping to have many interesting stories from Dhaka, Bangladesh..