Category: Bangladesh 2009-12

“I'd die of loneliness,” sighed my Bangla teacher as she surveyed my one bedroom rooftop flat in Mohammadpur - an area located far south of Dhaka's expat hotpot of Gulshan. There followed an awkward silence: I was overjoyed by the very surroundings that so repelled her, but feared she'd write me off as an eccentric if I listed the benefits - chiefly, solitude.

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The first report to ever examine international gender differences in natural disaster mortality rates was published a decade ago - yet according to co-author Professor Eric Neumayer, from the London School of Economics (LSE), natural disasters continue to kill more women than men or kill women at an earlier age than men. The same holds true for the finding that “what is likely to matter most [concerning fatalities] is the everyday socio-economic status of women,” rather than any biological and physiological differences.

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Contic Tours' website is under construction - full contact details are below:

Cost: Tk 3,400 (US$42)

The day begins with an 11am pick-up from a house of your group’s choice and a return drop-off at 8pm.


Phone: 02 881 4823

Office address:
87, Suhrawardy Avenue (3rd floor), Baridhara, Dhaka-1212 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mon - Thu: 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun: 09:00 - 05:00

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