Friday, 07 August 2015 10:07

My name is Forrest Gump

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  • Country: Bangladesh
  • City: Comilla
  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Luca Fecarotta

During my stay in Bangladesh I have been hosted by a very nice family in a small village. This village which i do not remember the name, is located near the city of Comilla. The hospitality of the people is really great, definitely the best I've ever seen in my life.

The hospitality of the people is really great, definitely the best I've ever seen in my life. It's so impressive the attention that they reserve to their guests that sometimes you will have to give up even your privacy, always being surrounded by people who are watching at you and asking to you questions. Once in the village, I had to ask a couple of hours of "freedom" to be able to take some pictures around the village.. location particularly interesting. "I need to be alone when I take photos," these were my last words.

Do you know the movie called "Forrest Gump"? I think yes... Well, after 10 minutes my tour became quite bizarre. One after the other children of all ages have begun to follow me step by step.. initially they were keeping timidly a distance of a few meters from me, but once broken the ice they have become literally my shadow... until reaching a group of 20 boys unleashed. Do you remember the scene in which Gump runs across America with a horde of followers?.. I felt exactly in that situation. As soon as I tried to take some photos, they jumped in front of me trying to be caught by my shot. Laughing I basically gave up my "photo shoot" enjoying my moment of absolute celebrity.
"I need to be alone .."... mission failed. ahahaha
P.S. the shot is executed without looking while walking ... this is part of the crowd that was following me.

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