I joined the Raas festival tour with Nijhoom Tours. What a superb choice it was.
I like to travel to countries that are not so well known.
Bangladesh deserves to have more white tourists and it’s sad that this fantastic colorful country is not on the radar of the international travel community.
For some people the chaos and mayhem in Dhaka might be too overwhelming but I like to dive in places that are completely different from my culture and to learn how people live and manage their everyday lives. From the city jungle of Dhaka to the forest jungle of the Sundarbans mangroves is a fantastic contrast. So peaceful and mystic, far away from any civilization. We haven’t seen a tiger but many footprints which prove that there are definitely tigers roaming around.
The boat crew in the Sundarbans were fantastic. What the chef was able to cook in the small kitchen was unbelievable. I also went to the Chittagong Hill Tracts to visit 5 tribal villages to learn more about how they live. The tribal market in Bandarban is a rush to the senses. I also have to mention our drivers. They were all fantastic. I can’t believe how good they are. It requires a lot of driving skills to drive in such a mayhem !! And finally our lead guide Opu who did not only a great job, but is a very likeable guy.
It was a diverse and colorful, well organized trip and I enjoyed every single day of it.
If you like photography , Bangladesh is the place to be!! There are so many photo opportunities and many people are happy to be photographed.