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The place for news and information on the subject Bangladesh and "The Lonesome Traveler". So no news in the general, day-political sense, but everything what relation to us or in any way effects on you as traveler or us as a tour operator. Speak in short:
Our news corner…
9th of June, 2013
No one is here? An at least not unjustified question with the amount in inhabitants. Our Picture of the week "Where is everybody?".
The topical situation… has calmed down something. Nevertheless, we still advise against longer trips (see the also entries of the last weeks). More on inquiry.
4th of June, 2013
An update… in the last travel report, or in the accompanying photo album. The pictures are great! To watch is worthwhile! Thanks Undine…
26th of May, 2013
All banana or what? Facts to the popular "monkeys snack" and a very nice picture. Our Picture of the week "Are you going bananas?".
The topical situation… is not suitable still for longer trips (see the also last entries) more on inquiry.
Amanam Bangladesh, a tour full of Welcome. A new, very detailed travel report with pictures is an on-line! Many thanks Undine and Melanie for the very entertaining lines.
19th of May, 2013
The ordinary pure madness… is to experience de facto every day on the streets of the capital. Our Picture of the week "helter-skelter".
The topical situation… for us as a tour operator, is to put it crudely, still unacceptable. The renditions of the special courts and the sorrowful events in Dhaka/Savar do one more thing. Respite tours to the end of June or the beginning of July (see the last entry). More on inquiry.
4th of May, 2013
The Horse running is Ascot… is nothing in comparison to the "on vogue" hats in this season in Kuakata. Our Picture of the week "Hair jewellery".
To the topical situation… without change to the previous week. Agreed!, we recommend traveling to defer to at least at the end of June or at the beginning of July, because with announcement of the official election date everything go back to normal (see the last entry). More on inquiry.
21st of April, 2013
Among like-minded people… All group tours in 2013/14 are on-line and questions are welcome in addition of course! We hope for active interest.
To the topical situation… There are furthermore partly endless strikes, we recommend traveling to remit at the end of June or at the beginning of July. Why? With announcement of the official appointment for the elections at that time rest will call in all of a sudden and all political camps will be occupied again with themselves. More on inquiry.
Men sew, women cook… in Bangladesh. All other is abnormal and has surprised. Our Picture of the week "A man's thing…".
17th of April, 2013
The square of the circle… What does an organizer of individual trips do if he is more and more often asked for group tours? He bends to the wishes of his potential guests and tries to create tours for sympathizers on which one doesn't feel as an alien element. Premiere: Our group tours in 2013/14…
14th of April, 2013
To the topical situation… Strike, strikes, strikes, the opposition does not become tiredly to call a strike, but at least there is hardly escalations. We hope for October, then the government will hand over the government affairs to a caretaker government for the preparation of the elections next year. Then, according to experience, everything through the normal channels. More on inquiry.
Jewels, drums, gravestones… joss stick and wedding hats. You finds here in the Hindu Street everything. Our Picture of the week "The Hindu Street…".
31st of March, 2013
Unfortunately, to the situation in Bangladesh… we still have no good news. The situation is still extremely tightened. Strikes dominate the everyday life. What comes is absolutely obscure, however, on other strikes is to be calculated. Then the streets are blocked of course. Though it is present, in the meantime, everywhere the military what makes the situation more stable, the streets are blocked, nevertheless. More on inquiry.
About 150,000 people… live directly on the ship breaking in the shipyards of Chittagong. Our Picture of the week "Gravedigger of ships".
20th of February, 2013
On the 21st of February… a nation is proudly on her heroes and that's a good thing. Our Picture of the week "21st of February; Shaheed Dibash…".
14th of February, 2013
Where the birds always sing… our tour "nomads of the winds… - Birdwatching in Sunamganj & Baikka Beel" LT008 (5 days / 4 nights) was after a extensive "location hunting" formed substantially more fertilely. The new tour expiry is online (also the accompanying tour gallery) and will send into raptures bird's lover and photo friends…
13th of February, 2013
Kuakatas days are numbered… Kuakatas days are numbered… at least as an "undiscovered area". The street is restored and rather tolerable, a highway is under construction (which also render the ferries redundant) and the plots for the future hotel building boom in Kuakata are already marked out…
Our Kuakata tour with update in the tour description and in the accompanying gallery!
12th of February, 2013
FAQ… for frequently asked questions. We will summarise always returning questions from now on into a sort of catalogue. To find under "information"…
10th of February, 2013
A question arises… 'Where are they all?'. Our Picture of the week "From the countryside…".
"Strike or also Hartal…" is a popular argument of the respective opposition party topically of the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party). Because of the elections next year, they called currently on occasion with pleasure for the strike. Then the country stands still and also we cannot be on the road (mostly the streets are blocked). In case our guide will change the plan, fact is you will have to renounce nothing! Promised!
27th of January, 2013
Where the birds always sing… in northeast Bangladesh, in the humid biotopes around Sunamganj. Our Picture of the week "Tame birds sing of freedom…".
"There will not be our tour "nomads of the winds…" - biotopes & Birdwatching in Sunamganj" LT008 (5 days / 4 nights) in the current form any more. After extensive "location hunting" we can form the whole one substantially more fertilely. Please, some patience, the new itinerary is in work and will send into raptures bird's lover and photo friends…
18th of January, 2013
The special trains were on the move… to the second largest Muslim pilgrim's fest of the world… Our Picture of the week "Trains to the Bishwa Ijtema 2013".
30th of December, 2012
The fishing villages in the area around Narail… and a unique, of resignation and oblivion threatened fishing technique… Our Picture of the week "Lutrogale perspicillata".
"What do you want? To Bangladesh?" …as a standard reaction to the travel plans of Vicky & Alexander. Many thanks to You! Means: a new travel report is online…
16th of December, 2012
Ernesto Cardenal Martínez delivers to us the quotation to our Picture of the week "In the eyes of all people…".
Sundarbans it is official! The fees for the admission to the reserve were raised for foreigners. Is not fine, however, the right choice of words, these were doubled flatly (and this is not enough).
10th of December, 2012
Laugh including! In the end, is it non-controllable… Our Picture of the week "Children's birthday party!".
2nd of December, 2012
A wet, letting drip rock hemline… the most often mentioned sign of mermaids. Nevertheless, it is more unlikely… Our Picture of the week "Mermaids?".
29th of November, 2012
Desk culture in 2013
Our new desk calendar pressure-freshly from the printers and from now on with us available. With interest simply email with your postal address to:
Headword: Calendar. Headword: Calendar. We assume the postage (throughout the euro zone) and this is valid of course only while stocks last…
25th of November, 2012
On the building site however, it becomes a mosque, only this counts - and of course the faith… Our Picture of the week "Closed due to overcrowding…".
18th of November, 2012
Climate change 2.0 For us (up to now) just a word, but that's how it goes if water takes more and more land… Our Picture of the week "Upward level".
Banderban in the CHT… is topically little bit too distempered to us , because the available tensions are partially stepped up between colonists and natives. So in this time we don't visit the Bandarban region (until feelings have cooled down).
11th of November, 2012
The height of… ricksha trade. Snapped open in Dhaka. Our Picture of the week "Sustainability".
05th of November, 2012
The holidays are over! It is prayed not only and is sacrificed, it is also amused. Our Picture of the week "Playful mood".
28th of October, 2012
Bloody feast? Maybe, but in the Christian culture plentiful killing of animals is a permanent condition and is simply "faded out". Our Picture of the week "The feast of sacrifice".
21st of October, 2012
Feast arrangements and stress… are not collateral, at least not for everybody. Our Picture of the week "The Arrangements…".
From 27. to 10/31/2012 our team celebrate the feast of sacrifice. There, comparable manner, also in Europe Christmas with pleasure in the circle of the family is celebrated our office is closed in this time. Of it untouched are of course promised appointments and tours.
14th of October, 2012
Tamabil and Jaflon… not only a look to India, also on "salvage operations" of the special kind. PS: Don't forget your swimming clothes! Our Picture of the week "A heavy catch!".
January and February are caused by the weather quite excellent travel months, therefore, probably we are almost booked up, up to few appointments! With interest please hurry!
07th of October, 2012
Endless beach… rare mussels, cliffs, azure water, exotic nature, beach bars and excellent seafood. Our Picture of the week "125 km".
30th of September, 2012
Trees… were revered in many old cultures and religions as mystic. Our Picture of the week "A tree".
23rd of September, 2012
Like a spot of colour… in the early-morning haze of the bottomland. Our Picture of the week "To cross over".
16th of September, 2012
Big pipes… make a laot of smoke. Our Picture of the week "Tobacco smoke".
09th of September, 2012
Blindness… because they do not take up enough vitamin A with the food and then fall ill with the measles. Our Picture of the week "Music from the darkness…".
Our single package "LT008 Nomads of the clouds" is feasible currently (and for the time being) for organizational reasons only in combination with our tea tour. Further details on inquiry!
02nd of September, 2012
The wealth of Bangladesh… 2 wonderful girls on St. Martin Iceland. Our Picture of the week "Girls".
Endless subject "Sustainability" Actions speak louder than words… in the light of (recent) events a small addition to our travel philosophy, furthermore we can report the end of the restructuring on our web pages.
26th of August, 2012
The end of the Ramadan Since the 20th of July the Muslims have neither eaten worldwide according to rules of the Quran between daybreak and sundown nor have drunk, now with it it's over! Our Picture of the week "Enjoy your meal!".
19th of August, 2012
Dhaka, the capital… lies only six meters above sea level and the coastal region is the strongest affected region by the global warming, worldwide. Our Picture of the week "The coastal region of Bangladesh…".
12th of August, 2012
Sylhet - home of the shrines… plantations and tea gardens exercises a nearly magic attraction by the shrines of holy Hajrat Shah Jalal and Hajrat Schah Poran. Our Picture of the week "Home of the shrines…".
5th of August, 2012
150 tea gardens… the foundation-stone for the later empire of the British East India Company. Also even today the tea is the heart of the area… Our Picture of the week "Tea plantations".
29th of July, 2012
A product of the love… between Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, a stubborn child with many unique traits, a symphony of the senses… Our Picture of the week "Bengali cuisine".
22nd of July, 2012
Colorful refreshment… in the Bay of Bengal. Our Picture of the week "Refreshment".
15h of July, 2012
Hollywood, spiders and Bangladesh Granted a little bit far-fetched, but, nevertheless, a lot of fun with "The Amazing Spider-Man" (if you like). Our Picture of the week "The Amazing Spider-Man".
8th of July, 2012
Waiting for dad… 4 kids with full of expectaion look at the water… Our Picture of the week "In joyful anticipation…".
1st of July, 2012
Final!!! Germany is not present any more, all the others may forgive us… Our Picture of the week "UEFA Cup Final?".
24th of June, 2012
Terracotta architecture In any other country of the world it would be crawling with tourists, but here… Our Picture of the week "Burnt Soil".
17th of June, 2012
The road system in Bangladesh… exists, actually, of streams and rivers, no miracle in the country of the big streams of Asia. Our Picture of the week "Ferrymen".
Our homepage - pt.II… becomes currently some restructuring and updates. Also the tours and galleries get a "course of treatment". In addition we have some partly changings in the organisation / itinerary of the tours. Ready are the remaining (and therefore all) single packages:
Tour LT001 - "UNESCO cultur"
Tour LT002 - "undiscovered area"
Tour LT003 - "tea-time"
Tour LT004 - "endless-beach"
Tour LT005 - "paradise CHT"
Tour LT006 - "UNESCO World Heritage²"
Tour LT007 - "maharaja vs. sultan"
Tour LT008 - "nomads of the clouds"
Tour LT009 - "dying tradition"
To be continued!
10th of June, 2012
"A friend in need is a friend indeed…" but also a sort of "life insurance" of the animal kind for the whole family in the area around Narail. Our Picture of the week "Fisherman's Friend".
3rd of June, 2012
"Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please sir". It seems that but this is not the case. Our Picture of the week "Captain Jack Sparrow?".
27th of May, 2012
Have a great holiday! 4 smart ladies on her way in the holidays. Our Picture of the week "In holiday feeling…".
24th of May, 2012
Tour LT001 - "UNESCO cultur"
Our homepage - pt.I… becomes currently some restructuring and updates. Also the tours and galleries get a "course of treatment". In addition we have some partly changings in the organisation / itinerary of the tours. This is ready:
Tour LT002 - "undiscovered area"
Tour LT003 - "tea-time"
Tour LT004 - "endless-beach"
To be continued!
20th of May, 2012
Scrapping in Bangladesh… substandard wages, industrial safety and environment protection, central topics of interest in about 70 salvaging companies in Chittagong. Our Picture of the week "Gravedigger of ships".
13th of May, 2012
The land in the delta… of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Our Picture of the week "World Heritage - natural site".
6th of May, 2012
Awful heat! Climate and temperature can finish you similarly like stress and noise! The summer can become hot pitiless… Our Picture of the week "Summer heat".
29th of April, 2012
Coloured activity… at the markets from which there are 81 only in Dhaka… Our Picture of the week "Markets, markets, markets".
27th of April, 2012
Our homepage… gets currently some restructuring and updates. So please do not surprise if one or two link leads in the nirvana. We take care everything to finish as fast as possible…
The first change is a new added tab "BD forum" where also the travel reports are to be found.
22nd of April, 2012
Youngsters… In 2009 the summarised fertility figure lay with 2.5 children per woman… Our Picture of the week "Youngsters".
15th of April, 2012
Hindus can be burnt... with it by the decay of the bodily body the "fine body" is released. The death is the really biggest chance and the most important event in the life in the Hinduism… Our Picture of the week "Hindu funeral".
09th of April, 2012
Bernadette & Guido in February, 2012 on tour… A new travel report is an on-line! Extensively, however, amusingly and very informatively, read is worthwhile! many thanks Guido! "Bangladesh is worth more than only one trip, let's go! Bernadette & Guido on tour…"
08th of April, 2012
This is Bangladesh! Take a break from everyday, here nothing interferes! Eight square kilometres with low tide, Five with flood. St. Martin Island… Our Picture of the week "Surprise, surprise!"
04th of April, 2012
Maya on trace search in March, 2012… A new feedback is an online, many thanks Maya! "Trace search… A tour of the special kind!"
01st of April, 2012
Matriarchal organized tribes… self-sufficiently and unique in her cultural, ethnic and spiritual variety. Rangamati and Bandarban. Our Picture of the week "Who are the Jumma?"
25th of March, 2012
The picture of the week and a "Sorry"… From now again regularly! Our trip through Bangladesh is finished and therefore also the silence on our homepage. There will be an update of our galleries and also some tours are reworked. Further details in addition, however, later, in the course of the next time.
Furthermore our Picture of the week "The Independence Day…"
25th of February, 2012
Of the Fischer's drudgery… In addition a few facts. Our Picture of the week "A breathing-space".
17th of February, 2012
To apply for a visa… An update of the information with regard to visa. The process itself is relatively unchanged, but the fees…
12th of February, 2012
A question of faith. Who believes in what? To the religion in Bangladesh… Our Picture of the week "A question of faith". Have fun!
05th of February, 2012
Filigree terracotta architecture… Kantanagar-(Kantaji) Temple, the probably most impressive example of terracotta architecture in Bangladesh. Our Picture of the week "A late-medieval Hindu's temple". Have fun!
30th of January, 2012
A small princess… however, a sad reality! Please, smile princess… Our Picture of the week "Say cheese princess!".
23rd of January, 2012
8 km to the east of Srimangal: 1250 hectares for 20 kinds of mammals, 246 of birds, 6 of reptiles, 4 of amphibians and 167 botanical species… Our Picture of the week "Lawachara National Park". Have fun!
19th of January, 2012
Lars, the parliament and tourist "Terra incognita"… A new travel report is uploaded. Somebody already was in the parliament? Many thanks Lars, for your feedback!
16th of January, 2012
Carpets of tea… The biggest and nicest tea gardens of the world in Srimangal. Our Picture of the week "What You always wanted to know about tea…". Have fun!
13th of January, 2012
Alone in Bangladesh! A new travel report including some pictures is uploaded. A woman, 3 weeks on tour… belongs to it courage and earns our greatest respect. many thanks, for this fee/p title=pen/gallery/pictures-of-the-last-weeksA travel through time - from kingdoms and sultanatesTour LT001 - Tour LT002 - The Lonesome Traveler presents the photo of the week…/pdback!
08th of January, 2012
Where Ganges and Brahmaputra join… A full moon tour here makes any night to THIS night and‘ll be the most memorable night of your whole life. Our Picture of the week "Sundarbans". Have fun!
01st of January, 2012
A healthy, happy and successful new year! For all of You! Maybe this year with a tour to and through Bangladesh!? However, we expect You… Our Picture of the week. Have fun!
Archiving… in order to guard against disorientation & confusion, we have shifted the "Pictures of the weeks" in 2011 in a separate archive. To find here…
12 November 2010
Lonely Planet - Best in Travel 2011… bring you this bargainous bounty of budget-friendly destinations will have you on the road for longer – for less" and chose Bangladesh on place one of these destinations. Source: www.lonelyplanet.com
"…This subcontinental treat might just be the cheapest place on earth to travel. Bangladesh offers marvellous meals for under US$1, a mid-range hotel room for less than 10 times that. This means that anyone who isn’t a masochist goes up a price bracket or two. You’ll pay a little more to get around the Sunderbans National Park on a tiger-spotting tour – US$150 or thereabouts – but it’s still peanuts, even compared to what you pay next door in India. Bangladesh is almost disgracefully under-visited…"