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All I wanted was a T-shirt souvenir but alas there was none.
It was the end of another wonderful trip to Dhaka. The meetings had been good, the presentations I had done had gone well, the hospitality as generous as it always is in Bangladesh, I had seen a lot of old friends and made many new ones. As any frequent traveler does I left for the airport with plenty of time to spare, “just in case”, and inevitably ended up getting there early with time to kill. Rather than go to a lounge or café I decided to shop. My son had his birthday coming up and he loves wearing and collecting t-shirts. It sounds like a simple enough thing.
I wandered around all the shops, looked at some cheap shoes, a few decorative pieces, less than spectacular duty-free shops, and various stores selling clothes. All I wanted was an XXL (my son is a big man now) T-shirt with some interesting Bangladesh design or logo on it. NONE!!
A country that makes 80% of its exports from garments, that is the second-largest garment industry in the world. But no good looking, easy- to find, a stylish T-shirt souvenir at the airport. It got me thinking.
Read More at: http://ibtbd.net/where-is-the-t-shirt/
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