Hello friends! It’s been about a year since the first post of thephilosphicalcyclist was posted (January 5th), so I thought it would be cool to do a “Year In Review” post. I’ve come a long way from first writing my “Greetings from Dhaka” post, and on the way have amassed 29 WordPress and 9 email followers, and readers from 20 different countries. It might not seem like a lot, but for me, it’s an amazing achievement that so many people are able to seeing a different side of the world through my eyes, and that I can be a storyteller for the whole world through my writing. With the coming of 2017, I wanted to celebrate all that has happened in the year of 2016, so here it all is in One Reviewalicious Post™. Enjoy!
As most of you now know, I have recently moved to Jakarta from Dhaka. Dhaka was one of the most amazing places in the world to me, and I loved the 1 year that I spent there. I have so many memories from there, memories that I want to share. So here are some of them.
It is the last week of school before the Easter Holidays, so it is FIELD TRIP WEEK!!!!! YESSSSSS!!!! Varying years groups did different activities, but Years 7, 8 and 9 went to the one and only Base Camp Bangladesh, an outdoor activity center.
On the Friday of last weekend, my father and I went on a cycle ride out to the Shitalakhya River, to the east of Dhaka. The ride starts out going up Papa’s beloved Progati Shoroni Avenue in Baridhara, then starting to go west up onto the Tongi Diversion Road, then onto the Purbachal Express Highway. This takes you way out of Dhaka, and way out of Dhaka is where Papa and I went.