City Rumble – Kolkata versus Dhaka

Howdy all, and it’s time for another face off between two opposing cities. Both in the Bengal area, but in different neighbouring countries, we have the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka facing off with the city that put Mother Theresa on the map, the city formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata. Kolkata sits in the eastern part of …

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Border Crossings – the Bad

Last week I wrote about some of the better border crossings I’ve experienced. Today I’m going to talk about the less good experiences. So, I need to start with a caveat – I’ve never really been stuck with a really bad border crossing. What would that be? Well, probably one where I didn’t even get …

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Dhaka Daze – Study Tour of Bangladesh Part Four

The Bangladeshi capital was visited three times in our three week study tour to Bangladesh. At the start, between Bhola Island and Rajshahi, and then finally at the end too. It is one of the maddest cities on Earth, and really has to be experienced to be believed. As I mentioned I stayed at the …

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Study Tour to Bangladesh – Part Three – Rajshahi

So to recap on the story of my 2002 trip with university to Bangladesh, I took this trip as part of an International Development subject, around 3 weeks in Bangladesh. Arrived in Dhaka, headed south to Bhola Island. Then we returned for a few days in Dhaka. I’m putting all the Dhaka stuff in the …

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Study Tour to Bangladesh – Part One

Two Thousand and Two. Yep, it was a long time ago. My university offered a subject where the students actually went to Bangladesh for a three week study tour to study International Development in Bangladesh. Don’t panic Australian taxpayers – we had to fork the money out ourselves! And it turned out to be an …

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