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I'm trying to book a ticket on United Airways LTD from Dhaka to Kathmandu. The booking page however states that I can chose between W class, U class, S class and Q class. Does anyone knows the differences between these classes? (except for the price of course!) Cant find it online!
Thanks in advance!
My wife and I are looking to go to Bangladesh for 5 or so days.
We were wondering if there were any recommendations for tours that could give us a good glimpse of Bangladesh (on our short time line) and offer a tour at a budgeted price.
I am looking for 1 or 2 people to reduce the cost of one of these three day long tours from Dhaka.
The tours are:
1 - Day Long tour of Dhaka's main site (tuk tuk, cycle, walk, etc).
2 - Day Long Dhaka/Chadpur by launch
3 - Day Long Sonargaon and Meghna River Trip.
The details of these are quite interesting and can be seen at this site:
Dhaka Day Trips
They are Tours 1, 2 and 2A, but if anyone has other ideas I'll be happy to consider.
I will be in Dhaka on 8th, 9th and 10th July and I am open on which days and which tour to take, even more than 1 tour would do for me, just don't want to go alone as it's boring and expensive.
If anyone is interested please reply here and we'll get in touch.
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Hello everyone :)
I'm a Nordic grad student of engineering that just arrived in Dhaka, and will stay here for two months on an internship with a local college. The opportunity to go came sort of last minute in my exams, so apart from taking a battery of vaccinations, I have not made a huge amount of preparations. The people at my college are very friendly however, so things are going well. They do however usually insist on accompanying me whenever I leave the school, which I generally appreciate, since I do not speak the language and do not know the city. However, I would like to go into central Dhaka at some points, and perhaps visit the Nordic club. Uttara is relatively far from both of these. My colleagues would prefer to accompany me everywhere, but I don't want to occupy their time for full days just because I want to take a look around. How difficult is it to take a CNG from ... more »
Expectations were high, but in reality?
I am not impressed, in fact I am disappointed. With a single exception the new edition is clearly inferior the previous, the 6th one;
first – it produces a general image of Bangladesh in a style of Walt Disney´s fairy tale cartoons, when a true life reality has been substituted by a smooth, varnished postcard picture – just look at this example:
in the 6th edition, p. 123, you can read as follows:
“There isn’t much to see in Paterghatte, but it is a quiet, clean place to walk around – until you get into the slums of prawn sellersaround the waterfront near Feringhee Bazar, which will leave an enduring stench on your shoes and in your mind….”
But in the new edition you have only:
“There isn’t much to see in Paterghatte, but it is a quiet, clean place to walk around.”
No slums any longer, just a quiet, clean place to walk around... more »
I will have business trip over to Dhaka for few weeks, I wish bring my DSLR to have some street photography over the weekend. I wonder any safety advice or any culture I need to take note to avoid any conflict?
Appreciate if somebody can share their experience.
Thanks in advance.
I'll be travelling from Kolkata to Dhaka and will have two-three days available... Have always wanted to travel to BG so there I will be... what can I do o the way to keep myself busy and get to see something representative of this country?
Just about to buy my departure ticket. I noticed from embassy posts that yesterday was a work stoppage. Thus my question. What happens if you have a departing flight on a day of work stoppage. Due international flights operate? Is there some way to get to the airport? Thanks for the clarification.
I have two questions:
1. I'll be arriving at 06:45 on a Sunday and hopefully clearing immigration by 07:45 Is the traffic less dense at that hour of the AM? I'll be staying near the hockey stadium and wondering how much time I should estimate for the taxi or CNG.
2. What's the best way to travel from Khulna to Chittagong after a Sunderbans tour? I prefer not to travel at night and I'm thinking that maybe I should take the bus to Barisal, overnight there and then I'm not sure what to do. Looking at a map, it seems like the ferry would be the best way, but I welcome any and all suggestions. LP mentions a launch to Moju Chowhury Hat and then a bus, but not sure if that info is still valid.
I'm an American citizen, who will fly to Kolkata to Dhaka. One source told me visa on arrival fee would be $52 if staying less than 24 hours. Is this true for say 2-3 day stays? Or, would I pay $160 or other amount is staying over 24 hours?
Just weighing my options before finalizing bookings.
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we (group of 20 students) are going to visit sylhet ... we will stay there for 3 days... could you please suggest any hotel for us that suits our budget (1000-2000tk room per night) ??
Is there any web address for booking flights that accept transactions in Bangladeshi currency? I'd like to use VISA card issued by Bangladeshi local bank that allows transactions only in Bangladeshi currency (taka).
Your suggestion/advice greatly appreciated.
I am planning to travel to Dhaka in end of June. Is the situation really bad with the frequent hartals? I want to know how bad the situation is and whether it is worth the risk or should I choose a better time to go when things are settled?
Any opinions are welcomed.
I recently got my tourist visa extended but due to another mistake made, it will only last until 17th June. My flight is on 25th. I know many people overstay and pay the fine. My question is, is it okay to overstay a visa extension?? will the fines be the same as overstaying your normal visa, and has anyone had problems doing this?? Many thanks...
Hello fellow travelers.
I'll be working in Dhaka from now until mid-August. I'm also hoping to do a little bit of travel outside of Dhaka and see other areas of Bangladesh.
Anyways, I'm looking for great activities and places to visit in Dhaka as well as outside. Anybody have any stellar recommendations.
Also, if anyone wants to meet up, whether for sight-seeing or a beer, let me know. I'm a 32 year old grad student from New York working on an agriculture and business project here in Dhaka.
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