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Backpacking in Bangladesh: The Long, Slow, Sad Night Train from Dhaka to Chittagong

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“Even innocence has caught the midnight train” – Bon Jovi This was a sad moment. A night train that was supposed to take 6-7 hours ended up taking 16 hours, and the horror was clear to see. Backpacking ain’t for …

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 14 Sights in Chittagong

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“A La La La La Long. A La La La La Long Long Li Long Long Long” – Inner Circle. The biggest difference between Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka and the second biggest beast, Chittagong, for me was the sightseeing. Dhaka is …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

How to Get A Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong

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I won’t lie to you – once you have visited over 100 countries, the visa process gets harder and harder. Unless of course you have made sure that your early travels were all to the toughest visa countries to get …