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Bangladesh was everything I imagined and more. People were very friendly, wanting to take our photos (a first as a tourist), as well as us wanting to take photos of them.
The cruise on the Sundarbans was my favourite; could have done a day or so more. Very comfortable boat, lovely crew and plenty of delicious food. Faisal our leader and Ali our Sundarbans guide were excellent, very knowledgeable. It made a lovely change for me to be in a small group of 5 (less hassle for the leader and easier to make friends).
© Traveling on Rocket paddle steamer in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: Faisal Mahmud
The only problem was on arrival to Dhaka, immigration did not want to let me in! After about an hours wait, they did eventually give me a visa for just the length of my trip instead of the normal 30 days. Hasan who met me, explained about the problems with the coming elections. As I arrived on my birthday, he had bought me a birthday present of a handmade shoulder bag, which made up for the visa problem. A very surprising nice touch.
© Visiting a river island in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: Faisal Mahmud
Nijhooms organisation of booking & the trip was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone thinking of visiting Bangladesh.
Well done Nijhoom Tours.