I was reminded

when viewing Pagly 2 works of Bangladesh when we went there.
Franz and I are both extremely Blonde and in some of the villagers they had never seen a whiteman, let alone two extremely white people. They stared at us as if we were aliens landed from another planet. It was so funny, we were in peals of laughter a lot of the time, they also followed us around. Many wanted to touch you or shake your hand, some of the older ones told us it was the worst day of their lives when the British left. There was only one problem, we could not take photographs with them milling round, so one of us would walk one way and the other the other way, that way it broke up the crowd into two more easily managed groups. We did not at any time feel threatened by them, they are the most beautiful peaceful people on the planet., but if I wanted a shot of something in particular, Franz used to shoot something with the video camera and let them see it, they crowded round agog, and that let me off the hook to go and take my picture.
They were like happy children looking at themselves on the tiny screen. Pointing and laughing when they caught sight of themselves or someone they knew. It was absolutely delightful to see them.
I would like to write more about these lovely people and the beautiful place where they live, but it will have to wait for another time.
I can also tell about the dreadful conditions they have to endure every year when the monsoon comes and they are flooded out.
But that is for later. I do not want to bore you. love and hugs Hilary

I was reminded

hilarydougill

Co Durham, United Kingdom

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