The Monday newspapers in Bangladesh published whilst in the midst of a countrywide Hartal or enforced strike shows that the country is getting really cheesed off and most trains were running and not just buses in the city but even inter urban services. A couple of petrol bombings in Dhaka but it really does seem as if the blockade is losing steam and Zia who's son died in Malaysia seems to have lost political capital which has gone to the pm as she tried to visit Zia but was snubbed with a story that she had been sedated which may not be true. I'm starting to get a little more optimistic that we'll be getting stuff done and if life is starting to get back to normal in the midst of the turmoil it might throw up some interesting stories, just so long as we come out of in in one piece. Chatting through with Martin in the morning, it won't hurt to have a plan b up our sleeves with the rudiments of a strategy for Indian narrow gauge in the mountains if we are forced to leave Bangldesh early.
I've finished the pictures on the second Austrian tram archive, I'll start on the sound tomorrow evening. I've a few bits of paperwoprk to get sorted so Mandy knows where we are on the trip and business cards to put in in case we need to explain our presence in B'desh. Meanwhile a couple of clips from Hull yesterday.