Train Review: Dhaka to Chittagong

Dhaka and Chittagong are the two biggest cities in Bangladesh, and there are several trains a day connecting the cities. It’s a far better option than the bus, so plan ahead if you are travelling between the two. I was originally looking for an agent to buy a ticket for me but my hotel was […]

Notes on Cox’s Bazar – the longest beach in the world

Cox’s Bazar is the pride and joy of Bangladeshis. Everywhere I went people would always say to visit their famous beach. I had already planned my Bangladesh trip to end at Cox’s Bazar, and after being in the big cities I was looking forward to filling my lungs with sea air for a few days. […]

Exploring the fading colonial remnants of Chittagong

From the chaos of Dhaka I made my way to Chittagong on an easy 6-hour train ride. Even though it’s much smaller than Dhaka, it has all the same traffic and pollution problems of the capital. Stepping out of the train station I was greeted with a scene similar to that of which I had […]

Notes on Dhaka – the chaotic capital of Bangladesh

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, and it’s famous for all the wrong reasons. It’s one of the most polluted, and it’s a regular on the lists of top 10 worst cities for traffic. It’s no surprise that it receives few visitors. I knew that there had to be […]

Where I’m At: March, 2018 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I spent the whole month of February on the the road, with the first and last day of the month bookended by flights at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. I have kept a […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Dhaka to Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 447 From: Dhaka (DAC) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Dhaka to Singapore. I initially compared flights with Skyscanner. In the end I used United points for this flight. This flight departs at 23.55 and arrives at 6.00, making it a 4 hour flight. I try and avoid […]

Flight Review: Novoair – Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka

Flight: Novoair VQ 936 From: Cox’s Bazar (BKK) To: Dhaka (DAC) I flew with Novoair from Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka. I booked it on the Novoair website after comparing flights with Skyscanner. There were four airlines to choose from on this route (Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair, Regent Airways, US-Bangla Airlines). I went with Novoair mainly […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Ocean Palace, Cox’s Bazar – Bangladesh

Hotel Name: Hotel Ocean Palace Address: Plot No.15 /A, Block C, Kolatali Beach Road, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I stayed at Hotel Ocean Palace in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the main Cox’s Bazar tourist area. I had originally booked another place, but they cancelled my booking. […]

Hotel Review: Cox’s Inn, Cox’s Bazar – Bangladesh

Hotel Name: Cox’s Inn Address: Plot #37, Block # A, Kolatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I stayed at Cox’s Inn in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I didn’t originally book this place, but the place I had booked had overbooked, so they moved me here for a night. It turns out that I was visiting during a […]

Hotel Review: Asian SR Hotel, Chittagong – Bangladesh

Hotel Name: Asian SR Hotel Address: 291 Station Road, Chittagong, Bangladesh I stayed at Asian SR Hotel in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Originally I had booked another hotel, but when I arrived I found out there was no wifi so they let me cancel the booking. There are a row of hotels on Station Road, so I […]