Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh

105th on my continuing saga beyond the #lakbay100 journey
October 25-26, 2019

My 82nd solo backpacking trip41st country to visit in Asian continent105th country visited on my journey beyond #lakbay100, 6th continent on my list and of course and usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. I did not research that much for this country due also on limited time and laziness.


The word Bangladesh means “the people of Bengal” in the local Bangla language. The country's official name is the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. With a total of 156.6 inhabitants, Bangladesh’s population is ranked 8th in the world. Although off the beaten path by virtually any measurement, Bangladesh is populated by friendly locals.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangladesh

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

BANGLADESH
timezone - UTC +0600H    capital - Dhaka  language - Bengali  currency - Taka (BDT)
visa - need to apply first before travel (if applying outside your home country (UAE), requirements are; (1) Invitation Letter from Bangladesh, (2) filled-up online application form (4 pages), (3) passport photos 2pcs, (4) passport, (5) Letter / NOC from employer, (6) passport copy with resident visa page and (7) visa fee of 260 AED ($70) if approved) (8) application submission / passport claiming is every Tuesday and Thursday only 1400H-1500H.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BANGLADESH
1. The Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in the entire world.
2. Bazar Beach is 75 miles long and is one of the longest beaches in the world.
3. Cox’s Bazar, located in Bangladesh, is the longest unbroken sea beach in the world.
4. Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971.
5. Bangla calendar year is traditionally divided into six seasons: Grisma (summer), Barsa (rainy), Sarat (autumn), Hemanta (late autumn), Shhit (winter) and Basanta (spring).

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

WEEK-END SOLO TRIP IN RAINY BANGLADESH (OCTOBER 2019)

​Preparation:
Invitation Letter + Day Trip tour package $100 ($30 down payment)
Visa Processing fee 260 AED ($70)
October 25-26 flight Dubai - Dhaka return 860 AED ($235)
Subtotal: $335

Day 1: October 25, 2019 Friday
2200H ETD Abu Dhabi
0000H ETA Dubai; metro to Terminal 3
0200H ETD Dubai UTC +0400H; flight EK582
0840H ETA Dhaka UTC +0600H; money exchange 170 AED = 3,800 BDT (1 AED = 22.4 BDT)
$70 balance on tour paid upon arrival
0900H Sonargaon Day Tour; airport pick-up
Panam Old City, Sonargaon Museum, lunch, Meghna River boating
1700H Hotel Seven Star stop-by
Uber to National Martyr's Monument (raining), go to airport 2,500
2100H ETA Dhaka Airport; snacks 160
Exchange back 1,150 BDT (-135 BDT) = 43 AED
0140H ETD Dhaka; flight EK585
0430H ETA Dubai Airport Terminal 3

TOTAL: $335 + $70 + 2,660 BDT + 135 BDT = $440

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

Budget Solo Week-end Trip in Rainy Bangladesh (Sonargaon Day Trip)

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