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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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 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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First Taste – Dhaka, Bangladesh

Okay so to be honest, I’ve only been like four places in Bangladesh and by far the most time I’ve spent there has been in the chaotic capital of Dhaka. It’s a world of its own, a place of fond memories and bad memories (nearly died of anaphylactic shock here), a place where they have …

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Travel and Hospitals Part One – Introduction and Dhaka

Time for something a little bit different.  You know they say that if you can’t afford travel insurance, then you can’t afford to travel. And the biggest reason for that is medical emergencies. Since my first solo trip in 1999 I have had my fair share of hospital visits whilst travelling. I’ve had malaria, severe …

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Consider Bangladesh

Hello folks! Hope you’ve all been well. Today I want to talk to you about a little country called ‘Bangladesh’. Of the countries of the sub-continent, this may be the least considered when travelling of all. India speaks for itself, the Maldives are beautiful, Sri Lanka gets its share, Pakistan less so for security reasons …

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