(This post was written while on the way to Bangladesh but has only just been posted due to there being no easy access to Internet where I travelled in Bangladesh.)
It’s truly hard to believe that yesterday morning I was in Perth. It seems like so much time has past.
I only had little over a day and a half in Kuala Lumpur but it seemed like quite a holiday. Together with Kieran, I saw some amazing sights, including the very impressive Petronas Towers, lots and lots of shops and much more.
We were treated to a rather incredible lunch by Renee. It was a dim sum Chinese meal which included a variety of delicious treats. I can now officially say that I have tried chicken’s feet. Not only did I try them, I very much enjoyed them.
Let’s get serious
With our very short stay in Kuala Lumpur at an end it was time to head to the airport to fly out to Bangladesh. We’re getting closer to seeing the Girls off the Streets project.
With the city choked by traffic, the company arranging our transfer to the airport had to enlist another driver. The original couldn’t make it through the traffic and the stand only just made it. After battling the roads he got to us around half an hour late the proceeded to head to the airport at lightning speed. Well maybe not lightning but 120 in an 80 zone sort of qualifies.
Our driver need not have bothered. After boarding our flight we waited … and waited. Eventually we were told we had to leave the plane to board another. Inconvenient but better than them finding a fault with the aircraft after taking off.
Two hours later we boarded another plane and took off. I’m writing this post almost 12000 metres above the earth as we travel at over 900 kilometres an hour.
What’s ahead of us?
I’ve explained before why I’m heading to Bangladesh and then onto India. I want to see how SIMaid is working to bring hope and healing to girls who have been rescued from forced exploitation and prostitution.
I don’t really know what’s waiting for us but I’m sure it’ll be confronting and I’m hoping it’ll break my heart. I want to feel some of the pain behind the stories of the girls who have been trafficked so that I’m even more motivated to speak out on their behalf.
Once I’ve heard some of this stories I want to share them and I hope they’ll break your heart too so that you join with me and many others to bring freedom and hope to girls who have been forced into the most degrading lives imaginable. Together it is possible to do something.
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