Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India Day 2: Arriving in Bangladesh, country 55, and spending a peaceful day at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel during the political unrest in Dhaka! Arrival Arriving in Bangladesh we walked through the very basic airport towards our first experience in the country. As we … Continue reading Spending a Peaceful Day in Dhaka as Riots Rage Outside the Hotel
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 8 Making good use of a 13 hour layover, we set out on my second trip to Bangkok to see some major sites I missed on the last trip! After a bit of a delay at immigration to get a visa on arrival (1000bhat + 100bhat for the … Continue reading Exploring Bangkok on a 13 hour Layover
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 2 Visiting Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, passing through Mihintale, and ending the day in Sigiriya! I awoke at 7 am to a tropical bird cacophony, my morning alarm. I marveled at the variety and number of birds that I saw and heard. With an uncomfortable car ride, a 2 … Continue reading Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Make for a “Stupa-endous” Day!