Victoria Solbert

international sustainable development professional

Work and Play in Cox’s Bazaar

By vicsolbert | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comment


The final region of field operations we visited was Cox’s Bazaar, a beautiful coastal destination in the far Southeast. Cox’s Bazaar is the number one destination for tourists in Bangladesh, 99% of which are Bangladeshi, as it is home to the longest (natural) beach in the world. It boasts 125 km of uninterrupted beach, though […]

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Secret Places of Bangladesh

By vicsolbert | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comment


The Chittagong Hill Tracts, the hidden jewel of Bangladesh, literally. The beautiful scenery of this region hides darker histories, of which Kaptai lake is a perfect example. The lake is gorgeous, with steep emerald green hills descending into the water, the shoreline dotted with small boat docks and houses. The lake was created however when […]

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The Pride of a Nation…is Another Country’s Team

By vicsolbert | July 13, 2014 | 1 Comment


Driving around Bangladesh, you might become confused as to which continent you are on. Everywhere you look there are flags flying, but most either from Brazil or Argentina. Every once in a while a German on Spanish flag is mixed in, but the predominance of Brazil and Argentina is clear. And they’re not just flags – they […]

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Field Work and Fasting

By vicsolbert | July 6, 2014 | 0 Comment

Feeding and admiring the size of a farmer's rapidly growing improved tilapia stock.

I returned to the beautiful Srimongol, in the North East region of Bangaldesh, for official data collection now that the field survey has been improved and finalized. This time we visited communities in the Lawachara National Park, a moderately hilly forested area famous for gibbons (though I unfortunately did not have time to go looking […]

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