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FAQs in Bangladesh

If you are a foreigner travelling in Bangladesh, please be ready to answer the following questions:  Which country? Are you married? What is your religion? Third question was the most ubiquitous in Bangladesh. I did not experience this in Nepal. But in Kenya, it was a different story. In Chittagong, near Sitakund,

No meat, please!

My family does not eat meat for religious reasons. Now that I have disowned my religion, I can eat meat. But I don't do so as to continue patronising my friends who eat meat. Today, on a ferry, I met a Bangladeshi who was kind enough to befriend me and join

When can one get married?

Yesterday for the first time I entered a country by road. It was a great experience. After crossing the border, I took a bus from Satkhira to Khulna, my first bus ride in Bangladesh, and it was full of surprises. The guy next to me told me that he got his

How to go to Bangladesh by road?

When applying for Bangladeshi VISA, specify that you want to travel by road. One can reach Bangladesh by road from Kolkata either via Benapole or Basirhat crossing. If Dhaka is your destination, there are direct buses from Kolkata and Agartala. I had to go to Khulna. Khulna has no direct buses