Podcast #056: Bangladesh

Several people stand in front of the camera with trees behind. I am in that group too, looking slightly awkward as I'm clearly out of place amongst a large Bangladeshi family.

Welcome to Episode 56 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This episode is all about my impressions of Bangladesh, when I took a visit there in spring 2019. Though I wasn’t there for that long, I found it a very interesting and remarkable country to visit as a tourist. It had always been a country ‘on’ my ‘this might be interesting to see’ list, and since few travel bloggers go there, it just made it more appealing, since I wouldn’t be going in with any peer-related expectations. That said, I’d never really actively looked into going, it was just always an ‘I ought to at some point’. Until the opportunity arose, quite by accident, and so I took it.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why I’ve been offline the last couple of weeks
  • How I ended up visiting Bangladesh
  • Brief overview of ancient history
  • The War of Independence
  • Dhaka is a crowded and noisy place
  • Air quality
  • “Can I have a selfie”
  • People just want to talk to me
  • Illicit moonshine and the lack of alcohol
  • “A nice cup of tea and a sit down”
  • Curry and lassi
  • The quieter and more scenic places in the country (eg Ratargul)
  • Changing money in a mosque

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available by clicking here.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know.

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The only contribution in this pod comes from Ian Packham, at Encircle Africa.

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