Synopses & Reviews
This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights guide travelers to aspects of the country almost unknown to visitors - dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching, and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.
‘Mikey Leung and his co-author Belinda Meggitt have succeeded eloquently in bringing Bangladesh out from the shadow, or perhaps armpit, of India and revealing a country worthy of exploration in its own right. Real Travel
‘This guide provides valuable travel information, advice and an insight into a people who “possess hearts of infinite kindness”. If you want to get off the beaten track then this is well worth a look. Adventure Travel Magazine
With its extraordinary attention to detail and insider knowledge, this guide is an essential tool to navigating a country where first-hand accounts are the best currency.
About the Author
Mikey Leung is an ICT consultant who volunteered in Bangladesh for VSO. He covered current affairs as a radio journalist while researching the guide.
Table of Contents
Part One. General Information
Chapter 1 Background Information
Chapter 2 Practical Information
Part Two. The Guide
Chapter 3 Dhaka. Capital intensity and rural escapes
Chapter 4 Dhaka Division: Weekenders - how to escape the expat bubble
Chapter 5 Southeast Bangladesh: Journey from blue seas to bright skies, extraordinary cultural and scenic diversity.
Chapter 6 Southwest Bangladesh: Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger and infinite boat journeys.
Chapter 7 Northwest Bangladesh: Archaeological treasures amongst rural peace.
Chapter 8 Northeast Bangladesh: Taking colonial high tea
Chapter 9 Just Over the Border: Kolkata weekender, West Bengal, North Bengal