Distinct Faces of Bangladesh | Photo Essay

Bangladesh is one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever visited. It’s truly off the radar of even the staunchest of backpackers – and that’s truly a shame – because the country has so much to offer the adventurous sort. With some of the friendliest locals on the planet, Bangladesh rivals only Thailand (in my opinion) as the friendliest country in Asia.

Whether one just wanders down the side streets of Old Dhaka or musters up enough courage to take a rowboat ride along the Sadarghat amidst large vessels, there are adventures to be had in a country that receives hardly any tourism. The following is a photo essay capturing Old Dhaka and a Sadarghat river cruise:

Man carrying basket on his head – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man carrying basket on his head – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaw riding for the whole family – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaw riding for the whole family – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Smiles between friends – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Smiles between friends – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Grinning rowboat captain – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Grinning rowboat captain – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Rickshaw Repair: father & son – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaw Repair: father & son – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Boy posing for the camera – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Boy posing for the camera – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cute boys making silly faces – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cute boys making silly faces – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man playing badminton – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man playing badminton – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Distinct Paddler – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Distinct Paddler – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
An ecstatic lady smiling and waving – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
An ecstatic lady smiling and waving – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Boys carrying sacks and munching on snacks – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Boys carrying sacks and munching on snacks – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Passing another rowboat with passengers – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Passing another rowboat with passengers – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Boat scene along the hectic Sadarghat – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Boat scene along the hectic Sadarghat – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
The captain of the boat gliding – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
The captain of the boat gliding – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Man paddling in the small vessel – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Man paddling in the small vessel – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Small craft versus Large craft – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Small craft versus Large craft – Sadarghat, Bangladesh
Man sleeping on the street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man sleeping on the street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man previously smiling from ear to ear suddenly becomes serious for the picture – Old Dhaka
Man previously smiling from ear to ear suddenly becomes serious for the picture – Old Dhaka
Group photo of Bangladeshi men – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Group photo of Bangladeshi men – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man posing for a portrait – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man posing for a portrait – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaw scene down a busy side street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaw scene down a busy side street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Candid moment over a cup of tea – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Candid moment over a cup of tea – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man carrying heavy load on his rickshaw – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Man carrying heavy load on his rickshaw – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Candid shot of a man squatting and talking on his cellphone – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Candid shot of a man squatting and talking on his cellphone – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Men hauling heavy loads – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Men hauling heavy loads – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Samuel Jeffery

Samuel Jeffery is the wizard behind the curtain pulling the strings of NomadicSamuel.com, a travel blog that is miles away from ordinary...dripping with sarcasm. As a long term vagabond (6 consecutive years on the road) Samuel is sharing his photos, videos & quirky travel stories, along with photography tips, interviews, esl tips, reviews and general travel advice as a way to vicariously experiences what it is like to backpack or to plan your own journey of a lifetime. Currently based in South Korea, Samuel is teaching English with the government program EPIK (English Program in Korea) at an elementary school in Incheon saving up hard for his next around the world adventure.

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