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South Asia Visit October 2014
Praise God for the opportunity to visit friends where we used to live in South Asia!
We had a pleasant flight but had some difficulty adjusting to the time difference.
Joyous reunion with friends near the Hazrat Shah Jalal Mausoleum! Sufi mystic Shah Jalal came from Delhi to north-eastern Bengal in 1303 to war against the Hindu king Raja Gour Gobinda and spread the Islam faith. His tomb is regularly visited by thousands of Muslim pilgrims.
We visited several interesting sites with our house helper and his family, including the tea gardens near Sylhet.
View of one of the lovely tea gardens.
Tea garden workers returning from the market.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal, eating with our hands (South Asian style).
We encountered troops of monkeys along the city streets. They enjoy eating bananas which grow everywhere.
Along the roads between the cities are tiny little shops.
The city streets are always full of vendors, people and vehicles.
Our hearts grieved whenever we saw the many destitute people who lived and cooked on the side of the streets.
How wonderful it was to spend time with our former driver again!
Penny is older and slower but was thrilled when she recognized us – especially when Richard gave her British doggie treats!
We enjoyed a typical Bangladeshi meal with the guest house staff. It was another opportunity to practice speaking the local language and eating without silverware.
We did visit one of the Christian churches with our friends.
It was good to again hear some local worship music accompanied by the locally made musical instruments.
To see more photos, find us on Facebook (Richard-Suzanna Hanham)!
Trust in the Lord with your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
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