Golden Inn

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Staying at the Golden Inn in Chittagong

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If I thought Dhaka was manic, then Chittagong topped it. After a crazy night train (which became a 16 hour train and was supposed to be 7/8hours) from Dhaka to Chittagong, I was in need of a decent hotel on …

Receipt for my Bahrain visa

How to get a Bahrain Visa on Arrival at Muharraq Island International Airport

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It was a week of the “BA”s and what a contrast they were: BAngladesh and BAhrain. While I got my Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong, the Bahrain process for me was on arrival, and a tad smoother. But I thought …

Something I did 8 Years Ago Today

Something I Did Eight Years Ago Today That Changed My Life

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“Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” – Sting On the 27th August 2007, I did something completely unremarkable that changed my life, over time. I can’t believe …

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 6 Sights in Dhaka

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 6 Sights in Old Dhaka

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“I want to turn you on, turn you up, figure you out, I want to take you on.” – R.E.M. First up, I got to tell ya: Dhaka is an absolute beast. This is a monster with a vivacious intense hard-working …

Staying at the Nagar Valley Hotel in Uttara Near Dhaka, Bangladesh

Staying at the Nagar Valley Hotel in Uttara Near Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh punches above its weight, it pulls you in and turns your world upside down, inside out. The only sanity in the country could indeed be your hotel room and I loved it. Close your door on the world away …

The sewing machine lads of Singer Pro

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Visiting Singer Pro Sewing Machine Shop in Dhaka

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After getting my Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong, I was off to explore Bangladesh, flying into Dhaka and overlanding down to Chittagong. What I didn’t realise is that when I hit country 103 with this place, just how manic and …

Backpacking in Singapore - staying in the Green Kiwi Hostel

Backpacking in Singapore: Staying at the Green Kiwi Hostel in Bugis

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I was recently back in good old Singapore and I loved it. It was a sentimental journey as you might have read. This time, I had the choice of staying in a budget backpacking hostel dorm like my roots or …

Back Backpacking in Singapore: Reminiscing My First Visit Here

Back Backpacking in Singapore: Reminiscing My First Visit Here

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So there I was, still in my 20s, backpacking in Singapore. Smile on my face, with my travel buddy Natalja. We milked it, we sweated it like crazy and we saw as much as we could in a two day …

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