The Foreign Office’s latest travel advisory on Bangladesh. “We advise against all but essential travel to Bangladesh. “ Read HERE.

I will be boarding a plane later this week all things being equal.  I have asked several non-bengali friends if they would like to come and watch the election process from the comfort of my Gulshan flat. Strangely all declined my generous offer. One replied “I don’t have time to bugger about like you, Shafi.” Quite. Its just that I  am very interested to hear what non-Bangladeshis make of the  events attending this election. Some kind of disinterested description by an outsider would be great because I can’t make head or tails of this.