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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by GarethW, Apr 9, 2013.

    1. MSHOfficial

      MSHOfficial Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      next time you go to Bangladesh, please be my guest. I am not as good at being hospitable as my parents and relatives. But I am sure you would love travelling through Bangladesh.
       
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    3. john12

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      No, I stayed in a cheap(ish) place. Well, actually, my first hotel, that I booked online... it wasn't in the place Google Maps said! Then eventually I managed to get in touch with the owner... and eventually he told me to meet him at a restaurant and go for dinner with all of his friends. I was really tired so I'm afraid I was a little but rude, as I just wanted to get to my hotel room... so I cancelled that room and got another.

      But then I walked like 10km the next day to the nature reserve. It was really early and everyone was just pushing their carts of bananas etc. to the market.

      I got to the nature reserve too early but I sneaked in through a hole in the fence and ended up seeing a whole troop of endangered Gibbons. It was pretty awesome!

      The food was nice... but I was ready for some variety after a week of the same meal! In the West we probably have a different thing for every meal, so it really made me think about how lucky I am. There's probably millions of people who eat the same meal every day!

      It's a shame about the police, but this seems to happen in a lot of places. I guess some people take a little bit of power and it goes to their head.
       
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      No, I stayed in a cheap(ish) place. Well, actually, my first hotel, that I booked online... it wasn't in the place Google Maps said! Then eventually I managed to get in touch with the owner... and eventually he told me to meet him at a restaurant and go for dinner with all of his friends. I was really tired so I'm afraid I was a little but rude, as I just wanted to get to my hotel room... so I cancelled that room and got another.

      But then I walked like 10km the next day to the nature reserve. It was really early and everyone was just pushing their carts of bananas etc. to the market.

      I got to the nature reserve too early but I sneaked in through a hole in the fence and ended up seeing a whole troop of endangered Gibbons. It was pretty awesome!

      The food was nice... but I was ready for some variety after a week of the same meal! In the West we probably have a different thing for every meal, so it really made me think about how lucky I am. There's probably millions of people who eat the same meal every day!

      It's a shame about the police, but this seems to happen in a lot of places. I guess some people take a little bit of power and it goes to their head.
       
    5. MSHOfficial

      MSHOfficial Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Oh so you didn’t go there for a holiday? I thought it was for a holiday. Natural reserves and wild life reserves are really nice in Bangladesh. I am surprised you had to eat the same food all along. I go home for 2 weeks or so and I never have to repeat the same dish twice. And also we make multiple side dishes in every meal. But that is in my city, its not the same in every city so I cant compare. You should buy fruits from those push carts, usually they are most fresh and delicious.

      Yes exactly, when they become police they have the power to do a lot of things and they totally mis use it. Also some people bribe a lot to get into the job and once they do, they want to regain all the money they have bribed for within 3 4 years of their service by unnecessarily torturing people and getting money out of them. The army is perfect though, the population of Bangladesh trusts the army, they are always most helpful and kind. Also I am not sure how the immigration police treated you, but they treat us normal citizens really disrespectfully usually. I hope you did not have a bad experience there.
       
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      Yeah, it was a holiday - but it was a cheap and self-organised one. More like a back-packing trip. I also managed to get down to the Sundarbans National Park which was really interesting to see, although I didn't (of course!) see any tigers.

      Don't worry - people treated me fine and I really enjoyed it. The immigration officer literally talked to me for about thirty minutes. At first I thought he was quizzing me on why I was entering the country and whether I was suspicious, but he was actually just genuinely curious and telling me loads of things about the country.
       

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