Dhaka, Bangladesh - Seeing the Sights in the Capital of Bangladesh! April 5th 2010 I was the only westerner on board on the flight to Bangladesh, but this did have unexpected benefits because when we eventually landed there was no queue at the Foreign Passport Holder's immigration desk. It was a hot and humid evening by the time I hit the road to my hotel and being up so early two nights in a row had left me dog tired and irritable. All I wanted was to get to the hotel so I ... read more
Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka » Dhaka Bangladesh came into existence in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan. About a third of this extremely poor country floods annually during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info