Offers advice on getting around, staying healthy, and places to stay and eat, and includes descriptions of ancient sites
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When I attended travel school, tourists were categorized according to their experience and risk-taking tendencies. The scale ranged from locals visiting their regional attractions (Disneyland); Europe in the middle; and Third World and outdoor treks for the highly adventuresome. This book, accompanying the traveler to Bangladesh, is definitely for the adventuresome. The fact that it is the only English- la ngu age guide to Bangladesh - plus the motto of the Bangladesh National Tourist Office "Come before the tourists do" attests to this. Jon Murray presents a richly detailed, down-to-earth assessment of traveling in Bangladesh: He incorporates the peregrinations of many trav-, elers. The information is up-to-date; for example, he explains the results of the greenhouse effect on the country's low-lying lands. He paints a realistic picture, stating that Bangladesh is a Fourth or perhaps a Fifth World country. There is a very good section on health and nutrition, including information on how to maintain a balanced diet on the local foods. Tips, such as identifying bed bugs in a hotel room by spotting blood on the bed or walls, are valuable to those of us who are inexperienced. Cultural taboos are clarified. A preview of questions often asked by the Bangladeshi such as "You help me go to your country?" prepare the visitor. Although the country sounds warm and hospitable, there were many wary references to women traveling alone that would make me hesitate or at least read this book very carefully - before leaving for Dacca. -- From Independent Publisher
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Book Description Lonely Planet, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0864422962