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 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 71, Dhaka – Bangladesh

Hotel Name: Hotel 71 Address: 176 Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani (47 Bijoy Nagar), Motijheel, Dhaka, Bangladesh I stayed at Hotel 71 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. When I was booking I didn’t know which area would be the best place to stay. I read that the northern suburbs are nicer to stay in, but that appears […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Bangkok to Dhaka

Flight: Thai Airways TG 321 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Dhaka (DAC) I flew with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Dhaka. I compared flights with Skyscanner but I couldn’t find anything in a reasonable price range so I used United points to book this. I’ve flown with Thai Airways a few times now, and my last […]