When I tell people that I’m going to be away for a few months they often respond with different variations of: “That must be nice.”
Let me clear up things a little…this ain’t no vacation. I’m not working on my tan. Fruity cocktails are the last thing on my mind.
Recently, the Travel and Tourism Competiveness Report 2007 listed Bangladesh as 4th from last of countries that cater to tourists. From the ground level this isn’t hard to see. The first day here I tried to get a room at Hotel Tourist, but Hotel Tourist does not accommodate tourists. Go figure.
While the people of Bangladesh are great, there is a complete lack of tourism infrastructure. If you want to go on a relaxing vacation, go somewhere else.
Bangladesh isn’t relaxing, it’s interesting.