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After being rejected by the Indian border, we took a deep breath (or ten) and started the 12 hour bus journey back to Dhaka. The driver had a bigger horn than anything we have been in, and thus was much faster and gutsier. Because our vehicle was 'heavy', we were sent to the extremely long line to wait for the 'big-vehicle' ferry to cross the river. The line meant that we were stopped for 3 hours with a constant line of vendors and ...
Touching down 26 hours later than we were supposed to, we landed in Dhaka and
hit the streets at about midnight. Some friends of friends had kindly offered to put us up so were met by their driver - a pure luxury in our backpacker standards.
Sim card purchased, train tickets booked now it was time to board the fully metal enclosed rckshaw cage to Dkaka old town. I figured if we were in an accident there is no way weould ...
Today started at 3 am to catch an early flight into Dhaka Bangladesh. After only 35 mins we landed. We then travelled for almost 2 hrs just to get 7 is in through the city. And that's normal traffic. Bangladesh initially shows less poverty but their is a far higher population and many more vehicles on the road. I really struggled looking into a child eyes for about 1 minute while I was instructed not to pass any food to him. I then soon encountered a man who ...
... me a samosa and tea. We zipped to the airport, i found out on the way that they would have made me a huge prawn dinner if I had been able to stay later, too bad. It was amazing to come back to the place I had started over three weeks earlier. As a parting gift, Rashal gave me two traditional Bangladeshi music CDs that i treasure and listen to regularly. Big hugs and long goodbye as I walked into the airport. Great guys, great family, great trip. Until next time.
... dangerous due to the real risk of accidents)
This time I headed for the upmarket part of town for some western food and a couple of days rest. Getting a bit tired by now. Stayed in a B & B run by a friendly Chinese woman in the more upmarket suburb of Banani. Made my first Japanese friend there, Junko, and met a couple who live just up the road from me ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western La Vinci Hotel Dhaka City
Good location, nice restaurant, friendly staff, free airport pick up
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