Sprawl, dust and chaos are words that screech to mind wandering through the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital with 17-million inhabitants.
Amidst the cacophony of sounds, smells and crowds of hawkers offering everything from blessed amulets to freshly butchered meat still bleeding and buzzing with flies, people (patiently and not so patiently) navigate through the crowds and rickshaws vying for a few inches on the teeming streets.
If you’re brave, you’ll take a rickshaw (bicycle or auto) and delve into the city’s vehicular mania, coughing out soot and screaming alongside the driver as the traffic swirls like a congested typhoon.
In the coming days and week’s I’ll be posting photos from Dhaka and it’s beautifully manic streets. Stay tuned.