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

“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 the faint hearted, but neither is life eh? A fast and furious week in “The Read more about Backpacking in Bangladesh: The Long, Slow, Sad Night Train from Dhaka to Chittagong[…]

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 14 Sights in Chittagong

“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 more about experience, as the main sights are scattered all over the monstrous city. It’s Read more about Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 14 Sights in Chittagong[…]

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Staying at the Golden Inn in Chittagong

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 arrival in Chittagong. I didn’t bother booking anything in advance – Bangladesh is still off Read more about Backpacking in Bangladesh: Staying at the Golden Inn in Chittagong[…]

Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 6 Sights in Old Dhaka

“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 mentality of never ending motion. I don’t believe it and you won’t. But here we Read more about Backpacking in Bangladesh: Top 6 Sights in Old Dhaka[…]

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

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 from the madness of bustling, non-stop street-life of Bangladesh. And pick a good one. Dhaka Read more about Staying at the Nagar Valley Hotel in Uttara Near Dhaka, Bangladesh[…]

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

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 mayhemic it would actually be. Yeah you hear all sorts of things about Dhaka, but Read more about Backpacking in Bangladesh: Visiting Singer Pro Sewing Machine Shop in Dhaka[…]

How to Get A Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong

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 into, but in most cases we are leaving the tough ones out in the beginning. Read more about How to Get A Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong[…]

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