Our city planning is either ignored, or based on erroneous principles
“When will I see you again?”
Modern telecommunications allay some of the downsides of having to ask this most common of pandemic questions. But this does not make up for countless people around the world postponing journeys to the places of their birth.
Having assumed last year that 2022 would be the earliest I could get on a plane, I am fully reconciled to this being the longest gap I can remember between journeys to Dhaka.
But that does not make up for missing its sights, sounds, and people.
Especially because experience suggests places in Bangladesh can become unrecognizable far more rapidly and completely than they change in the UK.