'Stand your ground': Life as ferryman in Bangladesh


Colin Window swaps life as a bridge officer on the Woolwich Ferry in London and travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh to train and work as a ferryman.

He learns how to use a sampan (a small wooden rowboat) to transport goods and passengers across the Buriganga River - while dodging the huge barges and passenger ships that dominate the river.

Ferryman Muhammed Loteef teaches him how to make sure he gets a place in the queue to pick up fares.

BBC Two's Toughest Place to be a is broadcast on Sunday 26 August 2012 at 2100 BST. Or watch afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

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