Destination: Inspiration (105) 15th April 2013

Happy Bengali New Year!

 

“Notun Asha, Notun Rang, 

Notun Sure, Notun Gaan, 

Notun Usha, Notun Alo,

Notun ‘bochor’, Katuk Bhalo!

Shubo Noboborsho!”

Today is ‘Poila Boishak’ or the start of the Bengali New Year. 

So today:
Have new hope (notun asha) & see new light (notun alo).
Always know you can change your path at any point, change your tune for a new one (notun sure) and alter your song (notun gaan).
Every day can be seen as a new chance, ‘a new year’ (notun bocchor).
May it be enjoyed well (katuk bhalo)!
 
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Destination: Bangladesh

Destination: Bangladesh

‘Be prepared to fall in love with Bangladesh’

Thameenah shares her personal experiences of visiting Bangladesh with The Asian Destination.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Source: bbc.co.uk

Areas visited: Sylhet, Dhaka, Chittagong.

Duration of Stay: I stay there usually around 3-4 weeks with my mum’s side of the family, in a village in Sylhet. Fubari is really picturesque, calm and beautiful.

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

What I like about Bangladesh: The beautiful scenery and relaxed rural villages where life is simple. Yet, I love how that contrasts with the busy, hectic hubbub of the towns. It’s just so colourful; people, animals all over the roads with all diff coloured tiny taxis and rickshaws – it’s so alive!

Source: qunar.travel

Source: qunar.travel

Favourite place: The villages, especially a tea farm I went to, years back.

Source: globosapiens.net

Source: globosapiens.net

Bangladesh in 3 words. Vibrant, tranquil and beautiful.

Source: commons.wikimedia.org2

Source: commons.wikimedia.org2

I was surprised by: the amount of people you can fit in a car!

The people are: very curious and inquisitive about us ‘foreigners’

What I miss: Everything – It’s just so different.

A strange experience I encountered:Having to have a shower with a frog in the bathroom!

Source: usaid.gov

Source: usaid.gov

One thing the guide books don’t tell you: They don’t tell you how emotionally attached you’ll become to everyone, even the helpers at home; they don’t tell you how emotional it is to see the poor people and hear their stories.

Any other advice I would give to those thinking about visiting Bangladesh: Be prepared to fall in love with Bangladesh.

Source: pays-mode.fr

Source: pays-mode.fr

Would you go back? Yes

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