This post is about your humble tuk-tuk, the three wheeler that you see on the streets of many Asian countries. I’ve been to several other countries where variants of the tuk-tuk exist, and have sat in many of them. The
Date: 07 Feb 2011 Location: Hotel Victory, Dhaka A good night’s rest later, and I really do deserve one after yesterday’s jaunt across half of all Bangladesh, I was jolted awake under the impression that I had to rush somewhere,
Date: 06 Feb 2011Location: Hotel Victory, Dhaka The plan for today was impromptu. The initial plan was to go back to Dhaka and spend two more days there, doing a day trip out to the Sonargon on day 5. But
Date: 05 Feb 2011 Location: Society Hotel, Khulna, So everyone starts asking, why Bangladesh? Why not India or Sri Lanka or some other South Asian country? This entry’s why. The Sundarbans. A complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small
Date of log: 04 Feb 2011, 10pm Location: In a room in the Hotel Singapore, Mongla, Bangladesh Yes, the name of the hotel I’m spending the night in is Hotel Singapore, though the hotel itself doesn’t do Singapore much justice.
Date of log: 03 Feb 2011, 8pmLocation: In the crew’s cabin of the Rocket, obtained after much haggling, en route to Hularhat I lie in my comfy white linen bed, rightly meant for a crew member aboard the 1950s paddle
Date: 02 Feb 2011.Location: Arrival Lounge, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh I hesitate to use the word lounge to describe the passenger arrival waiting area. Instead, let’s use a more apt term, arrival hall. Ok. So here I am
Day -x : Itinerary Oh how I wish these jaunts could be longer. It is possible only to get glimpses of a country when you travel for short stints. Nevertheless, making the best of the situation, the itinerary below includes