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Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Amazing Race 17, Episode 9

Muscat (Oman) - Dhaka (Bangladesh)

One of the most welcoming sights in a tropical country is a sugar-cane press. So it's fitting that the first task for the contestants on The Amazing Race 17 was to prepare and drink a fresh-squeezed glass of cane juice. (Make mine with salt and lime, please.)

And it's great to see that unlike some other cities -- notably Jakarta -- Dhaka hasn't tried to replace bicycle rickshaws with motor vehicles that take up more space on the roads, thereby slowing down traffic, and produce much more pollution.

There's more to be said about Bangladesh, but that will have to wait until next week. For now, I need to cut short my coverage of this episode to focus on the real-world issues faced by travellers in the USA over the coming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including the busiest US air-travel day of the year on Wednesday.

Link | Posted by Edward on Sunday, 21 November 2010, 23:59 (11:59 PM)
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