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Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh is a fascinating and under-visited country. Its neighbor, India, usually receives most of the attention, as well as tourist traffic. When Bangladesh is making headlines, it’s so often for a natural disaster that has struck or focusing on the poverty that has plagued the country for decades. The country has been trying to shake itself from these associations. There is so much more to Bangladesh, and that’s what I’m trying to show with these Instagram photos.
 
Bangladesh is open to accepting tourists, and even more so, the people of Bangladesh are so welcoming and friendly. To make it easier, the government has changed its visa policy to offer a visa-on-arrival to many nationalities.

Bangladesh via Instagram

However, travelers should not take to traveling here lightly. It is a place that may overwhelm first time travelers. Bangladesh is a chance to witness a vastly different way of life, but travel here takes a toll on the traveler. It’s often unbearably hot and humid, the cities can be dusty and polluted, and the sheer amount activity in the streets makes you physically and mentally exhausted.
 
Life in Bangladesh is humanity at its most raw. It’s is a place that all of us should witness at some point in our life. But until you get here, these photos can help bring Bangladesh to you.
 
If you enjoy these, see more from my via Instagram series: Peru via Instagram, The Australian Outback via Instagram, Hong Kong via Instagram, Myanmar via Instagram, and Kolkata via Instagram.
 

Bangladesh via Instagram

 

The masses return to Dhaka after spending the Eid-ul Adha holiday in their hometowns. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Street-side barber shop #Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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Wandering through one of many markets in Old Dhaka. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Daily newspaper displayed #Dhaka street-side. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Bangla street snacks #Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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Green, green, Bangladesh. View from the train. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Buying a newspaper in Old #Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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Turmeric is a common ingredient in Bangla cuisine. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Tea cultivation in Bangladesh was started by the British in the 19th century. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Rail station #ShineOnBangladesh

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Colorful Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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It’s how Bangladeshis roll. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Down by the river in Dhaka…#ShineOnBangladesh

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#Dhaka rickshaw art #ShineOnBangladesh

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Three-wheeled traffic jam, #Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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Waiting for the ferry crossing.

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The meadow of the Sundarbans. It’s where the deer eat, and sometimes get eaten by tigers.

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Boat is probably the most Bangladeshi way to travel. But first you have to buy a ticket. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Despite warnings of the resident crocodile, people still bathe in the water tank outside Khan Jahan Ali Tomb. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Riding the 1930’s era Rocket. A real working relic from colonial days. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Good morning from the upper deck of the Rocket! #ShineOnBangladesh

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After a relaxing 23 hours on the Rocket, I’m back in Dhaka. #ShineOnBangladesh

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Going to miss all the friendly Bangladeshis most of all. Always #ShineOnBangladesh

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Old Dhaka ads #ShineOnBangladesh

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Rickshaw art is a serious business in #Dhaka #ShineOnBangladesh

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This man sold me the morning newspaper in #Dhaka on my last day of #ShineOnBangladesh

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Thanks for all the great adventures, Bangladesh! See you next time! #ShineOnBangladesh

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 15 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Google +, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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