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Explore Dhaka/ surrounds 3rd - 6th December

Hi. I'm London female travelling alone to dhaka in December, mainly doing research with acid violence foundation & BRAC. However my first few days I'm at a loose end & would appreciate any tips for tours, or, even better, if you will also be there around that time and want to hang out/ explore together!!

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Two visas for bangladesh?

hello community members!

we want to go to bangladesh with a sidetrip to northeast-india. for that we need a double-entry-visa. but here at the embassy in germany they just issue single-entry-visas for tourists. somebody knows how to manage that situation? is it better to get a visa on arrival at the airport in dhaka which we would use first and use the "german" visa when we come back from assam? or is there a way to change our visa into a double-entry-visa in dhaka?

thankful for some adivce,

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Email address of Chinese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh?

Hi,

I'm trying to contact the Chinese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

They haven't picked up the telephone as of yet, and the email addresses I have for them (chinaemb_bd@mfa.gov.cn and chinaemb@bdmail.net) both get bounced back.

Anyone have an alternative email address?

Thanks!

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Reliable travel agent for train booking

Hi all,
I will be travelling to Dhaka in a few weeks' time. After spending a few days there I plan to go to Kolkata, India with the train services that runs between the two countries (Maitree Express).
I am kind of worried that by the time I get to Bangladesh there won't be any ticket left so I would like to have a local travel agent make the reservation in my name ASAP. I've tried contacting a few that actually have websites but none have bothered getting back to me.

Could anyone recommend a…

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Periods

Hi, I will shortly be going to live and volunteer in Bangladesh for 4 months and wanted some tips regarding feminine hygiene (sorry guys). I have read that tampons and pads are extremely difficult to get so I will be bringing with me, however I am more concerned about disposing of them? I will be staying in a rural village with a host family for most if my trip however I did meet a previous volunteer who said disposal was a nightmare and most of the girls used some kind of padding which, when…

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Applying for a Bangladesh visa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urgent!
Hi, I'm a German passport holder spending my time in Bangladesh. My visa on arrival will expire in two weeks. As I'm doing my internship over here I'm in need of a business visa, 90 days, multiple entry. I heard that the easiest way is to leave the country to, for example, Nepal or Thailand, and apply for a visa at the local embassy, in my case the Bangladeshi embassy.
Now my question: Does anybody have experience with applying for a business visa ( or other visa) in Nepal for…

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Transit visa on arrival

I'll arrive in Dhaka at 9pm and will leave the next day at 11am ... Is it possible to get a transit visa on arrival ? Did not find this info on the embassy web site. Thank you

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BANGLADESH ITINERARY (NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014)

Hi all,
I'm planning a 2-weeks trip to Bangladesh in the period of end November-mid December 2014.

The supposed itinerary will be the following:
- Dhaka - 3 days (with Sonargaon)
- Bogra - 2 days (with Paharpur + Mahasthan)
- Rajshahi - 2 days (with Natore + Puthia + maybe Gaur/Gaud (Bangladesh side))
- Khulna - 2 days (with Bagerhat)
- Barisal - 1 day
- ferry / bus Barisal-Patuakhali-Kuakata - 1 day
- bus / ferry back Kuakata-Barisal
- fast ferry/rocket Barisal-Chandpur + train…

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Lina and the Lonely Planet

My LP book of India was taken by Indian customs officer at Haridaspur-Benapole boarder because that contains map of India. After loosing that I did contact with LONELY PLANET authority placing my purchase detail and ask something if they can do for me. Today I got reply from LINA (on behalf of LP) and they provide me E-BOOK COPY of that book. Although I didn't bought from LP store directly but they gave me that copy SIMPLY FOR FREE.

I'll regret for my book but yet SO SO SO HAPPY for LP's…

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What to do?

I am a budget traveler and depend on Lonley planet's guide book. Sometime I helped wrote on thorn tree forum to support traveler who want to travel my country.

However, I ordered book of INDIA through amazon India and my friend received that (ORDER # 402-9532347-3531563). When he was carrying that book through HARIDASPUR-BENAPOLE BOARDER, the duty customs officer of INDIA took that book from him. Their explanation was, "THE BOOK CONTAINS MAP OF INDIA" which is not strong reason I guess and I…