Bangladesh, what a place. The city was overfill with dust and pollution, while cars, tuks tuks, and people were everywhere. Drivers constantly honked at each other as they rushed through intersections while avoiding collisions and accidents. The traffic in Dhaka stood still for hours as drivers waited impatiently to get where they were going.
The food was something else. I had curry chicken where the thick spicy curry clung to the chicken like cement. I feel in love with the cashew salad and other spicy food. I put on a couple of kilos when I returned to home.
It surprised me when I walked around the international airport in Dhaka, many teenage soldiers walking around carrying assault rifles.
- Area of the country spans 57,320 square miles, making Bangladesh the 92th largest country in the world.
- The currency is the Taka with an exchange rate roughly one U.S. dollar equals 84.52 takas.
- The capital is Dhaka.
- In 2018, the population was estimated at 161.4 million, making Bangladesh the 8th most populous country in the world.
- Dhaka is the largest city, and the financial, manufacturing, and political hub of the country.