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Asia » Bangladesh » Khulna May 30th 2017

The town Khohora, Assam, India had a nice, relaxed feel to it, one of those places where people from all over the world are walking around. We made plans to change to another room for the next night, met a cool father and daughter from California in internet place. Arrangements made to go on safari all day the next day, first on an elephant and then in a jeep. We chilled out in our room for some time in the afternoon, had a hearty dinner with a few beers and then off to sleep. The knock came early on our door this morning at 4:30AM to rouse us for safari. I had one of those moments coming out of REM sleep where I had no idea where I was for a second. We woozily walked out ... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka May 30th 2017

Having traveled all night by slow ferry from Patuakali, my buddy Todd and I woke about 5AM hearing sound outside. We seemed in the very early light to be reaching the outskirts of Dhaka. Off of our little balcony, we could hear the faint sound of early morning call to prayer, it was misty and rather cold. We tried to open the door of our room and 4 of the guys who work on this boat were sleeping right outside. We roused them so we could move. Coming into Dhaka at sunrise, I will never forget it. Staring off our ferry at the awakening sea of humanity: cargo boats, huge ferries, little passenger boats, mostly rowed and steered by hand. We had arrived, this place I have in certain ways dreaded, everything I have read said ... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Khulna February 24th 2017

I took a 3 day boat trip into the Sundarban National Park. It's the world's largest mangrove forest and home to the bengal tiger. It was my second trip into the Sundarbans as I went before on the Indian side. Overall it was a bit disappointing. Chugging down the rivers with music blaring and not really close to anything to see meant we didn't see much. The few excursions onto land we did were well worn paths that see 1000's of people per day (and thus not much wildlife). I did see deer, monkeys, monitor lizards, various birds, and some glimpses of dolphins.... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Cox's Bazar » Coxs Bazar February 21st 2017

I stayed in Long Beach Hotel, by far the cheapest 4 star hotel I've ever been at. I was recovering from illness so I spent alot of it relaxing in my nice room, and a few short trips out to the areas. The long beach was super crowded and the area very developed with many massive new resorts being built up.... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Bandarban February 17th 2017

Day 1: I arrived in the morning in Chittagong city, and after breakfast took a bus into the hill tracts. I took a small tour with my guide around the mainly Buddhist Bandarban area. Day 2: Drive to Boga Lake Day 3: Hiking up Keokradong. "Highest" (but not really) peak in Bangladesh. Got quite sick and vomited on the way down. The nausea and later diarrhoea lasted the better part of 2 weeks. Day 4: Drove back to Bandarban. Day 5: Drove to Rangamati Lake. Day 6: Toured Rangamati Lake by boat. I was still feeling sick so couldn't explore as much as I'd want. Day 7: Bus out to Chittagong and onto Cox's Bazaar.... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Sylhet February 12th 2017

Day 1: I arrived in Sylhet at about 4:30am from a bus from Dhaka. I went and found a hotel and took a bit of a rest. Later I arranged for a car to take me to a nearby wetland. It took about 1 hour to get there on a mostly dirt road. Hopped on a boat for a leisurely cruise into the freshwater swamp. Saw a few interesting animals including an eagle, a snake and a small monkey troop.The boat guide took me around a bit on dry land as well. Back in town I went out for what was the best restaurant I had on my entire Bangladesh trip. Sylhet is full of families that have connections to London, and apparently many of the famous Indian chefs in London are actually from this area. ... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka February 4th 2017

After arriving in Dhaka at 1am in the morning, I took a taxi to my hotel nearby. Day 1: I spent the morning orientating myself, acquiring a sim card and getting some cash. I took a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas -- otherwise known as tuk-tuks in other countries). I arrived at my new hotel (Al-Razza) located in Old Dhaka and in the heat of the day, I decided to rest. In the early evening I headed out and wandered around to get my bearings. Day 2: I walked around Old Dhaka, soaking in the sights. Dhaka wakes up late with the streets relatively empty at 10am, but busy and noisy well past 2am. The streets were narrow and busy. Traffic was crazy and when walking around you had to be ever-present about not getting hit by ... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka March 23rd 2016

General info: Currency: Bangladeshi Taka It was only fly visit to local airport, but maybe soon I will be able to tell more about it. / Generalne info: Waluta: Bangladeshi Taka Były to tylko odwiedziny tamtejszego lotniska, ale może już niebawem będę mogła podzielić się czymś więcej na ten temat.... read more

Asia » Bangladesh January 20th 2016

When you do things from your soul, a river moves through you. Freshness and a deep joy are the signs. ~ Rumi Indeed! What else can give someone such pleasure! And that's why river is always something special! From the beginning of my life I used to hear and say that Bangladesh is a country of River. Truly, it was! Yes it was, cause due to the affect of climate change the scenario has been changed nowadays. However, I had a great opportunity to visit almost all the rivers of my country and it was a remarkable experience in my life! Its not only about river, its about life as well. If someone visit then he/she can see how people depends on it, how their life moves with it. Also you can observe how a same ... read more
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Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka November 1st 2015

Another week-end, and another blog written in a lounge waiting for a plane. But this time I've been too busy the last 48 hours, so writing this in Bangkok, on my way to Congo. I told you, it's a small world...and it's going to be golfing from one week-end to the next. I have to admit, you can party all over the world, but I'm sure Bangladesh and Congo don't come high on your partying list....till....these week-end are really amazing! Why Dhaka for the week-end? You know I like to venture out...and today, East of India, the only two countries I hadn't visited are North Korea and Bangladesh. I have no intention of spending a single cent to support the mass murdering North Korean regime...and I will never sign a paper saying that I will only ... read more
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