So, the journey began in Los Angeles. In order to get a work visa (as opposed to a tourist visa), one must visit a consulate before leaving. They are located in Los Angeles and New York. Since I'm near LA, it wasn't a big deal to go there, because I would probably have to fly through there anyway.
The timing actually turned out perfectly, I have family down in that area, so I was able to spend good time with them, and my parents were actually at a conference and so they were able to send me off from the airport and everything.
The trip to the consulate was a mess, I'm not going to go into it, but it took two days, 4 trips there, and waking someone up at 2 am. In the end though, I got a two year visa with multiple entries, which is more than any of the other teachers (I'd like to think I charmed the guy, boosts my ego just a bit).
|Waiting to board, we were late leaving LAX|
|Delicious cod dinner, this is only one of the courses, there were 4.|
|They used a cute little clothesline clip for the napkin, man I wish I had taken it.|
Istanbul to Dhaka, on the other hand, was kind of a nightmare, considering I had to run to catch the plane (disappointing because I wanted to explore the airport a bit, I do love duty free in other countries). It was totally packed, but I fortunately had a window seat and an empty seat beside me, so I could spread out a bit (economy really doesn't have a ton of space).
|Slightly less impressive dinner in Economy class, although anything that includes Vanilla Pannacotta can't be all that bad.|
|Excuse the screen, but this is the view from my hotel room, love, right?!|
Maybe it's the lack of sleep, but I've been here all of 5 hours and I'm already in love.
|Not in my room, in a common area, spotted a lizard. Awesome.|
More to come.