Bangladesh People & Culture

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People in Bangladesh 
Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
A very important must when visiting Dhaka is to take time to visit one of the many cloth markets. Best way to travell is by righa bike. Or, if you are out of the city then renting a moterbike to have a look at the country side is fab. I would try to keep 'crossing a street' to the minimum, and I would definatly not attempt to drive inside the city on my own, just hire a quilified driver. The traffic in Dhaka is the most complex system ever to have been invented and it is only for people with a MA degree in Bangladeshi driving. And prepere for very loud traffic noise 24/7. There is beauteful landscape once your out of the city. The city itself is very dirty though. But the people are very friendly, I would bring lots of small gifts so you can give people somthing back once they start to shower you with gifts. A wonderful adventure is to go on a boat ride that will take you down one of Bangladeshis many rivers to the country side and visit one of the small villeges. Just remember to bring your mosquito net. And if you go to the beach straigh away from bikinies. They don´t go down well with the locals. So all in all a fantastic place for adventures people.
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
Bring any old clothes or pencils/exercise books to donate to orphanages as the people are so poor - it's tragic. Try to visit the "Dhaka project", a charity set up by an amazing girl that works for Emirates.
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Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Region, Bangladesh
Yeah, come here to see the longest beach in the world. One of the few places where I didn't take pictures of the people but they took some of us while having lots of fun. This is by far the most relaxing place in Bangladesh!
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Chittagong, Chittagong Region, Bangladesh
When you're in Chittagong be sure to check out the beaches!! There are some fun markets as well as GREAT scenery and TONS of people to meet! Also--if you're looking for great shopping try Arong's or the Ocean City 5 story mall!! So fun!
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Bangladesh Sports 
Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
A very important must when visiting Dhaka is to take time to visit one of the many cloth markets. Best way to travell is by righa bike. Or, if you are out of the city then renting a moterbike to have a look at the country side is fab. I would try to keep 'crossing a street' to the minimum, and I would definatly not attempt to drive inside the city on my own, just hire a quilified driver. The traffic in Dhaka is the most complex system ever to have been invented and it is only for people with a MA degree in Bangladeshi driving. And prepere for very loud traffic noise 24/7. There is beauteful landscape once your out of the city. The city itself is very dirty though. But the people are very friendly, I would bring lots of small gifts so you can give people somthing back once they start to shower you with gifts. A wonderful adventure is to go on a boat ride that will take you down one of Bangladeshis many rivers to the country side and visit one of the small villeges. Just remember to bring your mosquito net. And if you go to the beach straigh away from bikinies. They don´t go down well with the locals. So all in all a fantastic place for adventures people.
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Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Region, Bangladesh
The scenery is spectacualr, and the prices are very cheap. I would recomend you get a local to help you out, as it is a place where they are not used to getting many overseas tourists.
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Mongla, Khulna Region, Bangladesh
Great bike ride from Khulna to Mongla, about 40km. Becareful with the water...got very sick for days! One of the still running Bangladesh ports. IT might be closed cause the water level is getting too low form boats to approach.
From Khulna to Mongla you get to pass by great historical sites like the 1000y.o mosque ...
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Food in Bangladesh 
Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
A very important must when visiting Dhaka is to take time to visit one of the many cloth markets. Best way to travell is by righa bike. Or, if you are out of the city then renting a moterbike to have a look at the country side is fab. I would try to keep 'crossing a street' to the minimum, and I would definatly not attempt to drive inside the city on my own, just hire a quilified driver. The traffic in Dhaka is the most complex system ever to have been invented and it is only for people with a MA degree in Bangladeshi driving. And prepere for very loud traffic noise 24/7. There is beauteful landscape once your out of the city. The city itself is very dirty though. But the people are very friendly, I would bring lots of small gifts so you can give people somthing back once they start to shower you with gifts. A wonderful adventure is to go on a boat ride that will take you down one of Bangladeshis many rivers to the country side and visit one of the small villeges. Just remember to bring your mosquito net. And if you go to the beach straigh away from bikinies. They don´t go down well with the locals. So all in all a fantastic place for adventures people.
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
This may seem pretty funny, at first, but seriously, make sure you bring your own toilet paper. There are very few "American" styled toilets in Bangladesh, that I have found. And, no toilet paper what so ever. I managed to aquire a stomach virus from an entree of curried goat, and found out the hard way about the serious lack of "TP" there.
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
The traffic is terrible, but the locals know how to get about. Use the rickshas whenever possbile - and remember to use your right hand when paying! The left hand is used for wiping the sh*t off your *ss , and is considered "unclean" .
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
Bring any old clothes or pencils/exercise books to donate to orphanages as the people are so poor - it's tragic. Try to visit the "Dhaka project", a charity set up by an amazing girl that works for Emirates.
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
Don't get ANYTHING pierced in Dhaka...
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Bangladesh Government 
Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
Thought Dhaka has its share of history, charm and sights, its mostly a spraw of dirty congested streets... Bangladesh is a poor and disaster-prone country and dominated by NGOs the way most other countries are by corporates or governments... you get a feel of this in Dhaka ... stay in one of the expat/ tourist guesthouses ...they are a better bet than hotels in Dhaka ...
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Benapol, Khulna Region, Bangladesh
Border city for land crossing between India and Bangladesh... if you are headed by coach or car... the immigration chaps may try to extract a bribe out of you just to let you through... but just be straight and tough... or drop a hint that you are from the government or something... no problems after that...
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Benapol, Khulna Region, Bangladesh
Border city for land crossing between India and Bangladesh... if you are headed by coach or car... the immigration chaps may try to extract a bribe out of you just to let you through... but just be straight and tough... or drop a hint that you are from the government or something... no problems after that...
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Dhaka, Dhaka Region, Bangladesh
Thought Dhaka has its share of history, charm and sights, its mostly a spraw of dirty congested streets... Bangladesh is a poor country and dominated by NGOs the way most other countries are by corporates or governments... you get a feel of this in Dhaka ... stay in one of the expat/ tourist guesthouses ...they are a better bet than hotels in Dhaka ...
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