Tropical diseases are no fun.

It’s been a while since my last post.  I’ve been busy wrapping up at my old job and starting a new job at Thismoment, where I joined the engineering team almost a month ago! Of course, that’s not all that’s been going on.  Two days after returning home from Singapore where I visited some friends…

In Mumbai, Dharavi slum tour

After leaving Bangladesh, I headed to Mumbai to meet up with a former colleague of mine, M and her daughter who have been living in Chennai for the last two years.  We spent the evenings enjoying the snacks at the hotel; the snacks at the Mumbai Grand Hyatt are excellent and they have non-Indian wine….

Quick update

Last night was the graduation dinner for the AUW graduates. It was very enjoyable, and fun to sit with a group of Cambodian students, along with a current professor, a Bangladeshi student, and a Nepalese student. So much fun to talk with them and catch up. Today was commencement, and it was so very nice…

Dhaka->Chittagong

Tonight, I will attempt to travel from Dhaka to Chittagong by train.  This seems to be the safest route, given that there will be transport on the other end.  It will be interesting, I’m sure. just a quick update….

Two days in Bangkok

Hello from the Suvarnabhumi Airport (the big international one) in Bangkok… a very long post. On Monday, I woke up early (thanks jet lag!), had some coffee in my room and ventured out.  It was a Thai holiday, so there were a fair number of people in the streets, but very few street vendors.  (They…

Travel update: Cyclone Mahasen

Today, I am scheduled to head from Bangkok to Dhaka, and from there on to Chittagong. Alas, there is a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.  The estimates for when it will make landfall near Chittagong are somewhere between Thursday mid-day and Friday mid-day. I will head to the airport in Bangkok soon.  From there…

Arrived in Bangkok

I’m now ensconced in the nice Bangkok hotel that my (favorite) BF booked with points for me. A few observations before bed: – Bangkok is much more developed/ built up than it was 11 years ago.  There’s a new airport and many new highways that put even Southern CA’s to shame. – But the night…

Wherein I write a blog post on my phone

Greetings from Osaka Kansai airport (airport code KIX).  So far I have experienced the wonders of Japanese toilet engineering- seriously. The flight from SFO was relatively uneventful, with only one small bout of uncomfortable turbulence.  And I got upgraded to Economy plus, which was nice.  I also got a couple hours of sleep in, thanks…

Back to Bangladesh

Nearly four years ago, I embarked on a journey to Bangladesh.  My goal: to impart some knowledge about science to young women from South and Southeast Asia. Right now, I’m starting to pack to head back to Bangladesh (Thailand, India, and Singapore) to see those same young women– who I hope still think science is…