Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The American Club in Dhaka (ARA)
Well you can see we are really roughing it now. We have joined the American club here officially callled the American Recreation Association (ARA in future posts). They have a great pool and toddler pool. They also have a nice family restaurant (that serves Starbucks and other bakery items), pool side snack bar/resto, pub bar (great for happy hour!) and roof top terrace restaurant. They also have a multi-purpose room where I have taken yoga on Saturday mornings, a video/DVD rental room, tennis courts, squash courts and fitness center with treadmills and TV with CNN! This was one of our first days in Dhaka and we had lunch on the beautiful rooftop terrace and then went for a swim. We have used the video rentals and watch DVDs on our laptop! We have also gotten good use out of the fitness center. The pub bar is a real bar (but no smoking-hoorah!) that has great happy hour specials. We can have a tiger beer for $1.25 each and order potato skins, nachos or any other "comfort food" we happen to need that day!