Travel Blogs from Bangladesh

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Third World Treatment to World Class Service, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

Third World Treatment to World Class Service

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... and perhaps thirty people in the Bangladeshi passport holders' line and then was just me as the only foreigner actually staying in Bangladesh. I stood outside of the mid-century modern airport a bit shocked as to how chic it was and waited for the ...

The Humble American, Beani Bazaar, Bangladesh travel blog

The Humble American

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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In one of the poorest, most densely populated and underdeveloped countries in the world I met the richest people I have ever known. For four straight days I was welcomed into countless homes, dry goods stores, sweet shops, clothing stores, car part ...

From Hopelessness to Hospitality, Beani Bazaar, Bangladesh travel blog

From Hopelessness to Hospitality

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... the thrill of the unknown and unexplored has always excited me. Even the Bangladeshi tourist campaign posters beckon, "Come to Bangladesh Before the Tourists!" I was looking forward to getting to know firsthand just what Bangladesh was actually like and ...

Back to Chitters, Chittagong, Bangladesh travel blog

Back to Chitters

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Back in Chittagong we decided that as Andrew and the boys had gone we would go for the lower budget hotel next door. It was a bargain at less than half the price. The people were really friendly too. Should have stayed there before. Plus when we got ...

In Bangladesh?, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

In Bangladesh?

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... reasons for not being in Reyenda were somewhat disconcerting. For the second time I now had doubts about volunteering in Bangladesh. Previously I had been concerned about sanitation, water born diseases, the Muslim country issue, and how and if a western ...

"Many times we must beat bus driver...sometimes"

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... by begging. I found myself thinking so much about the hundreds of times I have been approached by beggars in India, Bangladesh, South East Asia, San Francisco, and how complicated that situation is. There is a constant internal debate about giving ...

Never have I ever, Reyenda, Bangladesh travel blog

Never have I ever

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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I have never been more willing to work myself beyond the point of physical and mental exhaustion with the people I work with. I have never felt more needed by a group of "coworkers" and never more an integral part of the work I am trying to do. I ...

My first whole one!, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

My first whole one!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... only is that a fantastic score for just a day and a half's play but a huge achievement and confidence booster for Bangladesh. Australia batted extremely badly so a very tense afternoon was spent with Australia struggling to hold on. They were 6 wickets ...

Dhaka and back again, Rayenda, Bangladesh travel blog

Dhaka and back again

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... a report polled readers worldwide soliciting the answer to the question, "what do you think of when you hear the word Bangladesh?" The top five answers were: 1. Natural Disaster 2. Poverty 3. Political instability 4. Corruption 5. Grameen/ Prof ...

Return to Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

Return to Dhaka

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... but he did win!! Bangladesh was over. We were off at a ridiculous hour tomorrow morning over to easy-to-travel Bangkok. Bangladesh has been an interesting place to see. I'm disappointed that we didn't see much of the country but it was great ...

Kristina's accounts- before it turned bad (late), Reyenda, Bangladesh travel blog

Kristina's accounts- before it turned bad (late)

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... , also known as GI, on the roof is an interesting and fairly uncomfortable task. The wooden roof structure considered adequate in Bangladesh wouldn't meet any western standards. Much of the wood is splitting or only half of its intended size. I'm pretty ...

Brain out...near project completion, Reyenda, Bangladesh travel blog

Brain out...near project completion

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... time. I was the team leader for a team of seven volunteers, installed for a week in a remote part of southern Bangladesh, ironically in a cyclone shelter. Our living quarters were in a large cement structure, two stories off the ground perched in open ...

Saalam Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

Saalam Bangladesh

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... the sewers and give proper housing to the homeless. Nonetheless it would turn out to be an excellent excursion as Bangladesh's greatest attraction presented itself once more: Bangladeshi hospitality. I was trailed for about five minutes by seven curious ...

There are many kinds of information, Reyenda, Bangladesh travel blog

There are many kinds of information

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... about thirty minutes of being on site I lost my footing and went full stop into a Bangladitch. Bear in mind that ditches in Bangladesh serve as a form of waste disposal, human waste included. As I fell, my last wish was that I would not go in above my ...

Character, St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh travel blog

Character

A travel blog entry by will

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... English at a little more length. Upon arrival I was astounded at the beauty of St Martin's Island, the only coral island in Bangladesh. The entire island seemed to be surrounded by a huge beach, and the interior was covered in palms. However one of the ...

Beach life Bangladeshi style, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh travel blog

Beach life Bangladeshi style

A travel blog entry by will

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... the area for making a small donation. It seemed Burmese hospitality wasn't confined to Burma! Once I stepped back into the maelstrom of Bangladesh I began the 25 minute walk back to my hotel. A young guy spotted me and started talking to me in Bangla, ...

How to kill one's appetite, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh travel blog

How to kill one's appetite

A travel blog entry by will

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... cafe I met Abu who took me to his Awami Students league office. Awami are one of the major political parties in Bangladesh, although currently the BNP holds power. The walls of this office were absolutely covered in political posters and Abu did his ...

Three weeks in Reyenda, Rayenda, Bangladesh travel blog

Three weeks in Reyenda

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... part of Bangladesh that is so unreasonably off the map, I still don't even know where Reyenda is on a map of Bangladesh. Our ensuing trip involved the following steps: Small Boat Bus Walk Mini Taxi Cycle Rickshaw Boat Car Boat Cycle Rickshaw ...

Can you swim?, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

Can you swim?

A travel blog entry by will

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... We spent about an hour and a half at the small museum, taking in a wealth of previously unknown information about Bangladesh's struggle for independence, and in particular information about the war of liberation from March until December 1971. I had no ...

Should be over in 3 days!  You said that last time, Chittagong, Bangladesh travel blog

Should be over in 3 days! You said that last time

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... amongst the pile of chairs and sun-brollies scattered over the grass left from the mini-riot. We were playing much better and got Bangladesh all out for 197. In we came to bat and stayed out there for the rest of the day. Day 2 With no promise of ...

Longest beach in the world!!, Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh travel blog

Longest beach in the world!!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... the early morning bus down to Cox's Bazaar, supposedly the longest beach in the world and THE most popular beach resort in Bangladesh. That's what people kept telling us anyway. The bus driver was a hoon and had us bouncing around the back of the bus ...

Barmy in Bangladesh, Dhakka, Bangladesh travel blog

Barmy in Bangladesh

A travel blog entry by hils

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... airport and were herded onto a bus and delivered to our hotel, which we weren't allowed to leave (we were officially not in Bangladesh). After a fairly good nights sleep it was back on the bus to the airport. This was my first experience of a third ...

First One Day International, Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh travel blog

First One Day International, Chittagong

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Personally, I have always thought of One Day Cricket matches as a game, you sit/lie on your couch, drink beers and get pissed as you watch. Yeah, I have been to a few over the years, but I can't say that they are my favourite form of cricket. Give me a ...

The Very First, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

The Very First

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... a new team to massacre But the question is Who is left on the list Because we're up against some other team you know This is Bangladesh you know And if we are beaten, I'm going to have to get pissed !!! A 05:00 start was heavy, especially when you ...

2nd One Day International, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

2nd One Day International, Dhaka

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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The bus trip was uneventful. It took slightly longer to return to Dhaka, as we had the traffic to contend with. Once we were in an area that we knew, we asked the bus boy to let us off. He refused, but after a little nudge, he saw the error of his ways, ...

Martyr's Day, Barisal, Bangladesh travel blog

Martyr's Day

A travel blog entry by will

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... . It was a good opportunity to learn a little about their way of life. I once read that it was impossible to travel to Bangladesh and not interact with the locals, which was one of the reasons why I wanted to travel there. Unfortunately time wasn't on ...

Bangers Beach Life, Cox's bazaar, Bangladesh travel blog

Bangers Beach Life

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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As we has seen all the sites in Chitters, we decided to take Andrew for a quick visit to Cox's Bazaar. It was meant to have a beach, but according to the LP, Lucy would be unable to wear her bikini, so it seemed like the place to be. What started out ...

The Second, Chittagong, Bangladesh travel blog

The Second

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Since we have been in Dhaka, we were hanging out at the cricket with a load of guys from a group called waving the flag, (www.wavingtheflag.com) and four Aussie guys from Melbourne. Mick, Scotty, Jason and Kevin. As they were staying in our hotel, we ...

CRP, Savar, Bangladesh travel blog

CRP

A travel blog entry by will

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... to do. The morning was spent getting up to date with my diary which took quite a while considering everything I'd done in Bangladesh to that point! After a big lunch in Cristy's apartment I tried on two occasions during the afternoon to access the ...

Pollution City, Dhaka, Bangladesh travel blog

Pollution City

A travel blog entry by will

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I arrived in Dhaka at 5:30am and upon disembarking I realised I had absolutely no idea where I was. Thanks to the luxury coach I got a decent nights sleep, however I slept a little longer at the bus station to wait out the darkness before getting a CNG ...

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