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Old March 26, 2013, 05:03 AM
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Default Things you miss most after moving back to Bangladesh

Calling Rabz bhai, Dhurr bhai, Sohel bhai and all those who moved back home after living abroad for a long while.

List things that you miss most. I will start.

1- Driving (safely)
2- Telecommunication
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Old March 26, 2013, 05:39 AM
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Calling Rabz bhai, Dhurr bhai, Sohel bhai and all those who moved back home after living abroad for a long while.

List things that you miss most. I will start.

1- Driving (safely)
2- Telecommunication
Did you move back brother?
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Old March 26, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Telecommunication ?
Bujlam na, more specific?



Bacon. (or rather BLT)
Quality, easily accessible coffee. (Yes there are some decent coffee, but I have to drive like 1 hour to go there in BD traffic.)
Good Steak.
Quality beer.
Comparably slow internet speed.
Clean Air.
Common curtesy.
Public transportation.
24 hours, restaurant/cafe/food/.
Home delivery food.
Not having to worry about power outage. (even with generator and IPS, its a nuisance)
Not having to worry about giving bribe for the most trivial things.
Not having to worry about getting car smashed or burned down, because you don't agree with the call for general strike.
Cooking for yourself.


Don't get me wrong, there are quite a few things I actually enjoy in BD or probably take it for granted. But this thread is for bitching/whining.
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Old March 26, 2013, 06:41 AM
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I miss

internet
public transportation
latte coffee , waffles , taco , gyro , turkey sandwich
clean air
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Old March 26, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Did you move back brother?
Not yet. But things are moving really fast in last few days. I was planning to move for a long time. Saved enough to live comfortably in Sylhet (Alhamdulillah). But been delaying moving for a unresolved situation.

@ Blah what I meant by Telecommunication is Internet speed. Telephone both land and mobile is quite good.

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Old March 26, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Thanks Blah and Bonglababu.

Don't eat Bacon or Drink Beer. Not going to miss those anywhere I go. Don't get me wrong.
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Old March 26, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Non spicy food
Clean air
Public transportation
High speed internet
Flat rate mobile tariff
Politeness
Road Cycling
Starbucks
Amazon
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Old March 26, 2013, 07:30 AM
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I've been back in Bangladesh for about 7 months now and I agree with what a lot of the posters above have said viz. missing good quality public transportation; politeness; clean air and neatness etc.

But I also miss the diverse recreational activities available abroad, like visiting nice bookshops/museums/theaters/cinemas etc. While some of the museums and theatres have been recently refurbished, disappointingly, the number of Bangla and English language bookshops have diminished significantly.

The most common recreational activity is eating out and this is reflected by the number of restaurants mushrooming up across Dhaka - most of which aren't of great quality. Don't get me wrong, there are obviously non-culinary recreational options available, but for those who enjoy going out and about regularly on evenings or weekends, you will exhaust your choices quickly.
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Old March 26, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Not yet. But things are moving really fast in last few days. I was planning to move for a long time. Saved enough to live comfortably in Sylhet (Alhamdulillah). But been delaying moving for a unresolved situation.

@ Blah what I meant by Telecommunication is Internet speed. Telephone both land and mobile is quite good.

Alhamdulillah! Well if you have any Bangladesh cricket videos that you don't wanna carry along you know where to dump it!
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:29 AM
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During all my visit back I always miss the ultrafast internet.... other than that I am personally immuned to the traffic....

I do highly recommend people going back... Bangladesh offers tremendous opportunities if you want to invest...
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:06 AM
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Whatever blah said, but one gets used to it and do with whatever limited entertainment opportunities Bangladesh provides.

I hate the fact that I have to cover my mouth and nose whenever I walk on the streets.
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Looks like internet and politeness/courtesy will top the chart.

In western countries, whenever you see a stranger in elevator or public areas you smile and say hi/how are you. That is very uncommon in Dhaka. Rastay dekha hoile keu jodi hashi maira bole bhai kemon asen, taile bujhben apnar pant,jainga ekhoni shob niye jabe.
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Looks like internet and politeness/courtesy will top the chart.

In western countries, whenever you see a stranger in elevator or public areas you smile and say hi/how are you. That is very uncommon in Dhaka. Rastay dekha hoile keu jodi hashi maira bole bhai kemon asen, taile bujhben apnar pant,jainga ekhoni shob niye jabe.
If you are an old person walking down the street, tahole onek ajana manush apnake Salam dibey amnitei......

So I dont totally agree with the sentiments...
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Old March 26, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Things i miss in Bangladesh

1. Beaches and other natural beauties at beaches
2. Good movie theaters (we have only Cineplex and that too has very limited seat) and watching recent international flick at movie theater
3. Good public transportation system
4. Different varieties of food specially chocolates
5. Clean roads

Traffic jam and load shedding don't bother me much since we all are part of it. Load shedding is not a problem now since more or less we all use alternative source of electricity. And with a good route knowledge and timing sense, you can very much avoid traffic jam but not always
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:24 PM
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Shallow Naimul being shallow Naimul. Lol

On the other hand I miss BD, not the other way around but when I visit I miss the weed, congestion free traffic, FANTASTIC weather, beaches and other natural beauties at beaches, and most importantly access to UCI or college libraries. Bangladeshey bhalo boi pawa boroi durlov. Try to get Handbook of Proof Theory and most likely you have to pay 100 bucks from Amazon while in USA you can get it cheap with rental fee.

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Old March 26, 2013, 01:27 PM
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I agree with naimul tho'. Bangladeshi chicks are too skinny. They are so skinny that can hoolahoop around cheerio. Zing. And that's why I miss my bevy of followers in my secret harem under college library. Go figure.
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Shallow Naimul being shallow Naimul. Lol

On the other hand I miss BD, not the other way around but when I visit I miss the weed, congestion free traffic, FANTASTIC weather, beaches and other natural beauties at beaches, and most importantly access to UCI or college libraries. Bangladeshey bhalo boi pawa boroi durlov. Try to get Handbook of Proof Theory and most likely you have to pay 100 bucks from Amazon while in USA you can get it cheap with rental fee.

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So Most importantly u are a geek!!
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:28 PM
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If you are an old person walking down the street, tahole onek ajana manush apnake Salam dibey amnitei......

So I dont totally agree with the sentiments...
That is more of an obligation instead of something arising naturally out of one's good heart.

So I disagree with your disagreement.

On topic: Miss the internet speed. I mean try watching a film there lol...lol...lol...
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:31 PM
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So Most importantly u are a geek!!
Yeah you got me there. 90s logic, men loves knowledge/book so he surreeeelly must be geek.
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Bujlam na, more specific?



Bacon. (or rather BLT)
Mufi insists that you correct it to Francis Bacon.
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Old March 26, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Shipon bhai, when are you planning to move back to Bangladesh for good ?
Bhaloi hoise, ashen.
Sylhet e amar temon kono relatives or friends nai, very little connection to Sylhetis.
Apni ashle er por jodi Sylhet jawa hoi, Inshallah ekjon porichito to pabo.
We have a Sylheti bhai here (SM Hasan bhai), but he lives in Dhaka.

Well, things that you are likely to miss,

1. INTERNET : Yes, you are definitely going to miss the high speed internet that you're used. Though, from Bangladeshi perspective, things have gone a lot better than what it used to be when I moved back in 2007, still its nothing comparable to London's standard. Not too sure about connectivity status in Sylhet, but think you can get Banglalion Wimax 2 Mbps (unlimited download limit) for about TK 5250+15% vat. Not sure about the line or service quality.

But if your primary internet usage was for watching cricket, Bangladeshi and others, you won't be needing internet for that. One of the many sports channel will cover it for sure. Any series, any match, anywhere.

2. CABLE TV: If you are into watchin TV in general, you will miss the cable you had in London.
Here, you will get close to 100 channels, all but 10 will be good for nothing.
25 Bangladeshi channels, all copy cats of each other. They all go to news at the same time and tell the same story. Only good part is the non stop feed of cricket and good coverage of sports.
If you into following BPL (english football not the Bangladeshi t20), get ready for sleepless nights.
English movie channels are decent enough.
You will miss the digital cable and its record, rewind all those features.

3. You will miss walking into Tesco and doing your groceries peacefully.

4. Limited availability of entertainment, things like movies in theatre.

5. Driving around wouldn't be as bad as Dhaka, but yes, not much to drive around to in Sylhet.

I can go on and list few more thing that you will really miss, when you compare the standard of living between London and Sylhet. But the reality is, all these are temporary. I'm sure you have weighed all your pros and cons and finally made the decision to move back to Bangladesh.

All long as you can keep an open mind and ready to accept these changes, things will slowly become normal and you will get used to with it. First couple of years would be the hardest, after that, you won't probably miss a thing.

My only suggestion will be, dont come right now. Let the election be over this October and then move back. The current political and social environment might make your whole settling down a bit more frustrating.
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Old March 26, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Mo bhai, are you moving with your whole family, meaning wife and kids? I think then a lot of thing changes. Internet and other things will be of less concern. Then you have to think about good schools/coaching centers, good hospitals and etc. in Sylhet.
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Old March 26, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Match of the Day!
Watching live football.
Talking english in your original accent.
Not having to sweat like a pig all day.

By the way which internet provider are you with?
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Old March 26, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Thanks everyone for your input. It is really tough to convince every member of the family to agree and move back. I initially planned to move back in 2012 but could not. But the day is getting closer and unavoidable.

@Rabz bhai when I moved back you are welcome to Sylhet.
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Old March 26, 2013, 04:37 PM
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By the way which internet provider are you with?
BT infinity indoors and T-mobile
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