Heading to Darjeeling from Dhaka? Here’s some advice: The bus ride is REALLY long. If you can afford it, fly via Kolkata. But if you want to really see the countryside and are travelling on a budget, we recommend breaking the trip at Rangpur on the way up, otherwise your only choice is an overnight [...]
Stuck wondering where/what all the expatriate clubs are in Dhaka? here’s a quick list with phone numbers to get you going. Each of the foreign clubs requires club membership, which can be something of a nuisance to pick up depending on your nationality or your connections. Otherwise, knowing a few other friendly foreigners will help [...]
More FAQs! We’re giving away some free tips here at Joybangla.info, especially for our most frequently asked questions.
We’re getting a lot of questions these days as more and more people learn about our new guidebook project. We’ll post some FAQs as they come.
Thinking about planning your 2009 holidays in Bangladesh? Then the following list might be useful: 21 Feb International Mother Language Day. 10 Mar Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet). 26 Mar Independence Day. 14 Apr Bangla New Year. 1 May Labour Day. 9 May Buddha Purnima. 7 Aug Shab-e Barat (Ascension of the Prophet). 13 [...]
~story by Mikey Leung~ You’re considering a journey to Sundarban, one of the world’s most pristine wildernesses and certainly a highlight of the subcontinent. Who do you turn to for more information? In the course of our research we’ve managed to try out a few operators—but perhaps you know others. Feel free to let us [...]
~story by Mikey Leung~ At the Guide Tours’ Hillside Resort, you awake to a stunning view of hills poking out from the clouds. See more photos of Bandarban here. It’s absolutely outrageous to say this, but be prepared to be followed by the police where ever you go while visiting one of Bangladesh’s most attractive [...]
~story by Mikey Leung~ After reading Kirsty’s recent post about her upcoming visit to Bangladesh, there is one thing that most flashpackers like herself don’t know about this “underdeveloped” nation. Bangladesh has one of the best internet connectivity services I’ve experienced in the entire world. Although there are mixed reviews on that subject. From my [...]
This text originally written by Voluntary Service Overseas volunteer Heidi Eisenhauer for other volunteers. But of course it has some handy hints for those planning a long-term visits to the country. * self powered flashlight (magnetic or pump) * head lamp * travelers wet/dry pants are a good idea * men wear short sleeve shirts, [...]