Meet Rachel Who Loves The Pratha and Curry Sauce From Bangladesh

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Jovago Bangladesh recently interviewed Rachel a tourist from Australia. Her experience of visiting Bangladesh was fabulous. Read her experience here. 

  1. Our first question is who is Rachel? Tell us a little detail about yourself.

My name is Rachel. I love to travel, and especially to places that are not along the typical tourist trail. I enjoy immersing myself into other cultures and seeing how people live around the world.

  1. How do you finance your trips?

I work as a Tour Guide in Sydney, Australia. My job helps me to finance my trips.

  1. What was the primary reason to visit Bangladesh?

I wanted to visit somewhere different. I didn’t want to go to India, but I wanted to see that part of the world. Bangladesh was unknown to me. I liked that I didn’t know much about it. It meant there was so much to learn.

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  1. What was your perception about Bangladesh before your trip?

I knew friends who had done missionary work in Bangladesh. I knew it was heavily populated and lots of people live in poverty. I knew that the country experiences extremes in weather. I didn’t think a lot of travellers went to this country.

  1. How will you describe your trip to Bangladesh in three words?

Hot, eye opening, adventurous.

  1. What makes Bangladesh different from countries you have visited so far?

It was a country that I was able to experience for what it was. There was no tourism industry dictating how I saw the country. I simply had to travel, eat and do what the locals did. I immersed myself into the domestic tourism industry which was really interesting being only with locals.

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  1. How many cities you visited in Bangladesh?

Dhaka, Khulna, Jessore, srimongal, syhlet.

  1. What 3 places you loved the most in the cities you visited?

Sundurbans, srimongal, syhlet

  1. What 3 places you will recommend to every foreigner to visit in Bangladesh?

Sundurbans, srimongal, syhlet,

  1. If you get a chance to visit Bangladesh again, which 3 destinations you would like to explore?

Cox Bazaar, Chittagong, Mymensingh

  1. What were some of the problems you faced in Bangladesh as a foreigner?

In smaller cities and towns, I did struggle to sometimes find where to eat. I don’t want to eat western food, and often local food was difficult to understand, but that was part of the adventure and I liked it that way.

  1. What will be your answer if anyone asks you, “Why Should I visit Bangladesh?”

Its an adventurous place to travel. Its not for everyone. But for those that do travel there will experience amazing culture and people. Bangladesh is a fantastic place to visit.

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  1. You must have researched on Bangladesh before visiting. What is different in the real Bangladesh?

The number of people was incredible. The traffic was overwhelming sometimes. I thought I might struggle to communicate with people. But there was always at least one person who spoke English and they always found me first. I was never left in trouble.

  1. Out of the different types of cuisines you had in Bangladesh, which one was your favorite?

Pratha and curry sauce.

  1. Share one of your most memorable moment or incident in/about Bangladesh.

I traveled on a boat for three days in the Sundurbans with 30 Bangladesh domestic tourists. It was fantastic.

With this, the interview session came to an end with Rachel.

Image Source: The images have been shared by Rachel. 

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