I forgot to mention this from my DC trip. While there, I dropped my cellphone in a taxi and didnt' realize it till later in the day. As good fortune had it, the cabbie gave me his number for a later pickup, so I called and we eventually met up after dinner. Turned out he's from Bangladesh.
So I mentioned Alicia and her arsenic Fulbright and we chatted at length. I mentioned Alicia is cramming Bengali lessons before leaving, he offered his whole family to help out with training. Lots of unmarried brothers apparently, so I did some matchmaking while at it.
So Alicia, I got your back. Jewel the cabdriver is waiting for your call ;-)
Ghor al-Safi November 20-December 28 Part Two
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