Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The bride and groom were in full bloom at the wedding reception of Bristy and Shohag, whom I met on the Teknaf Peninsula. They own the Mermaid Cafe and Ecolodge already a legend and a unique example for this country. I found them via Lonely Planet, and since have stayed at their lodge. We shared many animated conversations since about the importance of ecotourism for Bangladesh. They immediately joined our effort to develop the Teknaf sustainably and introduced me to a wide range of intriguing friends.

This warm family embraced my team into their celebration, and the evening was full of opporutnities to enjoy this meaningful moment with members of their family. We joined hundreds at the ceremony in Dhaka.

After the bride and groom arrived, they invited friends and family members to join them for photographs, so I was able to sit with Bristy, while friends Bob and Emily took some photos for this blog.


  1. What a beautiful bride and groom and nice experience for you!

  2. Hey Megan this is Bristy from Cox's. Sorry as usual im late in seeing this blog. Thank you for joining us that day and having a share of our celebration. We hope you are fine and doing well. Take care.

    Bristy and Shohag.


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