Personal Safety in Bangladesh
(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)
I'd say as a Westerner in Bangladesh, you definitely have to be aware of your situation. Maintain situational awareness at all times because no matter what, you’re going to stand out. You do stand out and people are watching you at all times. Not that that's a bad thing. I was able to travel to the mall, go see movies, bowling alley, and restaurants, but as said previously, security restrictions now being enforced by the regional security officer (RSO), they prevent Americans from going out abroad in the way that we were previously able to experience.
A service member discusses personal safety in Bangladesh.