Bangladesh is one of the least
traveled nations in the world. You can’t blame people for their fear in
visiting the country. It’s one of the poorest and densest countries. The crime
rates are high and walking on the street as a foreigner seems to be a problem.
The truth is that Bangladesh is a great country
and has a lot to offer. If you intend to visit Bangladesh soon, you’re making
the right decision. You will be one of the few people to have visited this populous
nation. These are the things you need to do before heading there.
Visa on arrival is available
for almost all nations
You need to check your country’s
visa requirements before you arrive in Bangladesh. You can get a visa upon
arrival for only $50. The only problem is that it could get too crowded and
disorganized. If there’s a Bangladesh embassy in your home country or where you
currently reside, you need to get a visa in advance. It’s easy and stress-free.
Once you arrive at the airport, you can immediately head out.
English is still a popular
Bengali is the country’s first
language. Almost everyone speaks this language. However, you don’t need to
learn it if you go there. English remains a popular language, and you will find
it easy to converse with everyone on the street in English. Just keep the words
simple and easy to understand.
Cricket is everywhere
the country’s official sport and is a big deal for everyone. Everywhere you
go, kids are playing cricket. Whether it’s on the highway or alleys, everyone
finds a way to play the sport. It helps to at least know the rules of the game
so you can spend time playing with everyone on the street.
Locals will be curious about
Bangladesh is mostly a homogenous
country. Everyone is of South Asian origin. Therefore, if you’re someone who
doesn’t look like the rest, they will be curious of you. They might even greet
you even if they don’t know you. Be kind to them since most of them probably
don’t have any bad intention. They would love it if you respond to them and be
Booze is okay
Yes, Bangladesh is a very
religious country, but booze isn’t completely off the table. You can still find
expat bars in Dhaka where you can have a few glasses of drinks. Beer is also
Prepare yourself for
Dhaka has one of the busiest streets
in the world. Public
transportation is also terrible. You need to prepare yourself to stay on
the street for a long time if you wish to visit different places. You also have
to start early.
Bangladesh is a great place to
visit. Despite these issues, you still need to give it a chance. You will be surprised
with what it has to offer. You will even learn to love every facet of it.
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