The Bangladesh Traveller is the centre of operations for “Bangladesh: The Bradt Travel Guide,” published in late 2009. Lovingly referred to as the “Armpit of India,” Bangladesh’s monsoonal rains and incessant floods provided some extraordinary adventure along the research path.

The project is the brainchild of travel journalists Mikey Leung and Belinda Meggitt. Here, we will publicize the best Bengali travel experiences we can find and share them with others—whether in person (want to come on a trip with us?), online (via the site) or via contributions (send us your tips on travel in Bangladesh!). We will also use all the technology we can muster to facilitate communication among travellers, visitors and bideshi residents of this much-loved and much-loathed nation.

Mission

Bangladesh’s reputation is not well done in the world eye. The aim of Bangladesh: The Bradt Travel Guide is to create positive change—via travel—inside this incredible nation and amongst its extraordinary people.

  • We will promote Bangladesh’s environmental beauty and highlight her most interesting human interest stories.
  • We will attempt to adhere to the highest standards of ethical and Responsible Travel available in the world today.
  • We will endeavour to show other travellers how they can do something positive and enjoyable with their visit to Bangladesh.
  • We will stay objective—constructively critical coverage is always guaranteed.

Vision

Like many other organisations, we envision a poverty-free Bangladesh. Our mechanism and vehicle for this vision is tourism.

By actively promoting the best experiences Bangladesh has to offer, while giving constructive feedback to those we work with, we hope to show travellers the potential of living in this extraordinary country, while bringing economic opportunities to those who need it the most.

Goals

  • Improve the Bangladesh travel experience by centralising accurate travel intelligence.
  • Enable a group of authoritative experts on Bangladeshi travel to communicate and share knowledge.
  • Using Flickr, demonstrate the incredible photographic opportunities of Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrate the power of ICT solutions for achieving marketing objectives.

8 Responses to “About “The Bangladesh Traveller””

  1. Didar 1 July 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Some updates for the files..

    Banarupa Guest House – A well decorated & well furnished 3 storied private guest located at Champaknagar, Banarupa have couple & twin sharing A/C accommodation, they serve also breakfast, lunch & dinner at their roof top tiny restaurant.
    Mail : banarupaguesthouse@yahoo.com
    Hello : 0155 3602626, 0173 1660477

    Where to eat –

    Cafe Link – this restaurant committed to serve quality & fresh foods like Chinese, Thai & local cuisine. They are located at Masjid market at Banarupa a busy market place of Rangamati town. $$

    Hello : 63433, 0174 3698900

    BANDARBAN

    Shopping –

    Traditional indigenous handmade products available near shoilapropat waterfall & also at Mintang Handicrafts at Faruk para, Chimbuk road, Bandarban.

    New Restaurant in Srimongal

    Kuthum Bari – A newly opened well decorated two storied Bengali & Indian foods restaurant serving the clients, located at station road, srimongol.
    Hello : 08626 72295, 01917 729780. $$

    Banks –

    Now in Srimongol there are several Dutch – Bangla ATM’s available on station road, college road & Moulavibazar road in one kilometer from the chowmohona circle.

  2. babukishan 17 March 2009 at 4:14 am #

    happy holi to all there

    http://youtube.com/babukishannetwork
    film&music project designer/performer/composer/music&film producer

  3. wendi lacusta 15 September 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    Wonderful work; wonderful progress. My blessings for your success and for global compassion and action for the people of Bangladesh. We met at your travel show in Vancouver and the magic of Bangladesh still resides in my heart. For now my service resdies in India , but one day I’ll venture over the border with the support of your website and driven by the warm breeze of your passion for the people and land.
    wendi

  4. Ahsan 11 June 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    I found this blog by chance, and I am glad that I did. Though I am a Bangladeshi, and I live in Dhaka, I do not think I know much about the beautiful places that this country has got. This blog will be a good chance for me to know more. Thanks :)

  5. Jewel Chisty 24 November 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    Good luck with your work Mikey.

  6. Shahriar Hossain 31 October 2007 at 8:45 am #

    Great initiative!!

    I personally thank you guys for your sacred feelings for BANGLADESH, though even many of Bengalies fialed to feel this way.

    I’m always with this initiative with a vision to contribute to PROMOTE BANGLADESH.

    Shahriar Hossain

  7. Mikey Leung 30 October 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the comments. To keep up with our project, please subscribe by typing in your e-mail address under the “Subscribe to Joybangla.info” box on the left sidebar.

    Please let us and others know about your experiences in Bangladesh!

  8. Dave Sternberg 29 October 2007 at 1:30 am #

    Great pictures. I too was a VSO volunteer in Bangladesh. How do I keepín touch with updates etc to do with your site and your project. Could you put me on your email lists?


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