Some photos from a couple of trips to villages along the edges of the Sundarbans this past summer.
The Sundarbans, which stretches along the Bay of Bengal coast of India and Bangladesh, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest mangrove forest in the world. It’s also home to Royal Bengal Tigers.
No, I haven’t seen a tiger, although someone in my office has–so boasts the photo above my desk (yes, I’m jealous). But I did see river dolphins popping up every few minutes in the Chadpai Wildlife Sanctuary–amazing. Sadly, there’s been an oil spill in the area with the cleanup currently underway.
Some lovely decaying buildings from the late 19th century Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh–just outside Dhaka (post several-hours crossing Dhaka).