For a while now the idea that we have left our ordinary lives behind had seemed completely surreal. But it was on our way to Nepal, after a tearful farewell at Dhaka airport, that the reality of travelling began to sink in. We have left our families and friends, work and our home, now it is just us and the big world ahead. It felt very lonely but at the same time liberating, the chance to dictate our own time. For the first time we feel like real travellers.
The thing about Bangladesh is that there are many beautiful places full of untouched, natural beauty but it’s the getting there that’s the real challenge and can even be a real put off.
Bangladesh is a wonderful country, I love its amazing hospitality, food and the natural beauty that is so unique.
But to be honest Bangladesh is in a mess, yes there are some truly beautiful sights and the food is delicious but the country is in a state of transition. You can see people walking around rural, muddy streets with the latest iphone whilst just beside them a man wearing a longi (sarong) is trying to herd his cattle across the road. It truly is an interesting mix of old and new technologies, cultures and customs side by side.