In Bangladesh there are many rivers to cross in order to get from one district to another. It is a fact of life for a country that lies below sea level and is crisscrossed with thousands of waterways. Most ferries like the one in Khulna pack on as many vehicles and people as possible for each crossing. People crowd onto the edges of the ferry and even jump on top of buses in order to get a spot. It was always an experience for me to ride one of these ferries and soon became a common practice to pile on with everyone else and find a spot on the edge with some fresh air!