Personal Space in Bangladesh

Video Transcript

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One big thing to keep in mind is, when you go further outside of the capital region of Dhaka, you're kind of a foreigner and kind of a commodity to people in the rural areas, so you’ll probably get a lot of stares and looks. People that walk right up to you and look at you. So keep in mind that in America we like our space, but if people walk up close to you, that's just something to keep in mind. It’s kind of normal because you are a foreigner and they're probably intrigued especially depending on what you’re wearing, you might want to be a little conservative based on what you wear. That way if you don't want a lot of attention, it will detract from that.

A service member discusses personal space.