Bangladesh, 2nd

Overview

This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights guide travelers to aspects of the country almost unknown to visitors – dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching, and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.

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Overview

This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights guide travelers to aspects of the country almost unknown to visitors – dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching, and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘Mikey Leung and his co-author Belinda Meggitt have succeeded eloquently in bringing Bangladesh out from the shadow, or perhaps armpit, of India and revealing a country worthy of exploration in its own right.’ Real Travel

‘This guide provides valuable travel information, advice and an insight into a people who “possess hearts of infinite kindness”. If you want to get off the beaten track then this is well worth a look.’ Adventure Travel Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841624099
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 966,317
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mikey Leung is an ICT consultant who volunteered in Bangladesh for VSO. He covered current affairs as a radio journalist while researching the guide.

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“While some people question the need for a guide in a country with so few foreign tourists, this simple fact is what makes the need for a new guide so great. This is doubly true for Bangladesh, whose world reputation takes regular beatings in the world’s press when it makes the headlines for catastrophe. To all those who doubt, we now ask you to seek the reality behind the veil, to notice the color hidden in the corners, and to search the beauty hidden inside this friendly region of south Asia whose people may be short on space and material wealth, but who possess hearts of infinite kindness.”

“If Bangladesh were a person, she would be a youthful teenager, full of life and energy but with a decidedly emotional temperament to which wisdom or logic could not be easily applied. You would regard her as full of potential and while she seems eager to learn, a scarcity of sensible role models and life opportunities has limited her capacities, thus you couldn’t yet be sure who she would be in her adult future. You would watch her struggle vigorously in all that she did, and despite the fact you might conclude that the cards are stacked against her, you could never fault her spirit or her resilience, not for a second. To witness this resilience amongst Bangladeshi people is the single most striking and memorable feature of a visit to the country.”

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One. General Information

Chapter 1 Background Information

Chapter 2 Practical Information

Part Two. The Guide

Chapter 3 Dhaka. Capital intensity and rural escapes

Chapter 4 Dhaka Division: Weekenders – how to escape the expat bubble

Chapter 5 Southeast Bangladesh: Journey from blue seas to bright skies, extraordinary cultural and scenic diversity.

Chapter 6 Southwest Bangladesh: Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger and infinite boat journeys.

Chapter 7 Northwest Bangladesh: Archaeological treasures amongst rural peace.

Chapter 8 Northeast Bangladesh: Taking colonial high tea

Chapter 9 Just Over the Border: Kolkata weekender, West Bengal, North Bengal

Appendices. Index

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