City Rumble – Dushanbe Versus Dhaka!

Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, a city with a bit of modernism about it, a bit of the ancient, and a bit of Russification courtesy of the years spent as a member state of the Soviet Union. The opponent? Well, it's Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.

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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