|Rockin' one of the new outfits|
|From the left, the sister-in-law, Shifat's husband, Shifat, me|
Eating is an interesting experience here (as are so many other things). Most people eat with their hands, although silverware is usually available, but eating with the left hand is culturally inappropriate. This is tough when eating something like chicken, which we usually use both hands to eat. I did my best to get as much chicken off the bone with my fork in one hand and spoon in the other. Eating with the right hand is especially difficult for Roslyn, because she's a lefty!
Eating Bangladeshi food is also interesting because, apparently, until your digestive system becomes used to it, you can have quite a lot of stomach discomfort. That's the boat we're both in. I was having stomach cramping and making several trips to the bathroom throughout the night (ick), but we've been drinking plenty of Gatorade and are taking it easy for the rest of the day (and probably eating toast for dinner! haha). Neither of us has a fever or any other symptoms of something more serious, so we just have to let this pass. Literally. (you're welcome!)
It looks like we'll be working from home tomorrow, since there is no work to be done in the office for another day or so. It will be nice to have a leisurely day. Then, tomorrow evening, we are going on a river cruise! We will get to tour the rivers of Dhaka and see the sun setting on the river. I am SO excited - it should be beautiful! I will take lots of pictures and report back to you soon.
Until then, I hope all of you, my lovely readers, are doing well. Take care of yourselves!