Travel to Bangladesh – Episode 309

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll of about their recent trip to Bangladesh.

Audrey and Daniel and Scott have been on the road for 5 years and recently visited this seldom-visited nation on the Indian subcontinent.

“Bangladesh is the most densely populated country. Imagine this, it is somewhere between 150 and 160 million people in the space of roughly the state of Wisconsin. If the United States had 11 billion people it might feel like Bangladesh. Considering the population density, how it’s able to function, and work it’s actually pretty impressive. But all those people are one of Bangladesh’s strengths. That’s actually why we went there. People said ‘you really should go there because the people are great.’ ”

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Show Notes

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll
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Tiger Tours
Bengal Tours
Bagerhat District
Bangladesh Homestay: One of the Family
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Sixty Dome Mosque
Sreemangal Upazila
Travel to Xi’an, China – Episode 258
Seven-layer tea in Bangladesh
Chittagong Hill Tracts
Bangladeshi Food: An Overview
Bandarban District
Uncornered Market
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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

10 Responses to “Travel to Bangladesh – Episode 309”

Justin Lukasavige


Great interview, Chris. I haven’t talked to Dan and Audrey in a while and always love to hear what they’re up to.

Traveling Ted


I have heard the same thing about Bangladesh. I hear the people are extremely friendly.



Hi Chris, Audrey and Daniel,

I spent one night in Dhaka on route to Kathmandu from Bangkok. Our passports were held at the airport and we were taken to an awful hotel for the night. The security guards were meant to keep us under lock and key. Yet a few dollars later we were free to roam, and what a night. Dhaka was crazy, so many cycle rickshaws. Everyone was so friendly. It may have only been one night, but one to remember!

I have added the link to show at The Travel Bloggers Guide to Bangladesh I’m developing.

As always looking forward to the next show.

Kind regards, Simon

Mike @sonchy


Im did not catch it on the podcast, but was the name of the NGO they used to Organize their tours, Great Podcast ive been hearing how great Bangladesh is as a travel destination and this interview backed up the already positive image I had!



@Mike: So glad you enjoyed this podcast and it only encouraged you more to make a trip to Bangladesh. The NGO that organized the village homestay was called Eco Connexion ( – we participated in the program in Hathianda outside Natore. A great experience – you can read more about it at:

Spencer Q


One of your best episodes! Informative, entertaining, and enticing. You had me packing my bags until the Calcutta comment at the end. 🙂


Mike @sonchy


@Audrey Thanks so much for the info and quick reply! super appreciate it good luck on future travels.

Mikey Leung


Great to hear this podcast as well, really pleased to see coverage here. Great interview! Loved the 30 million people per tourist reference.



My partner, Andrew, and I are currently a year in on our two year long RTW trip and have just spent an amazing month travelling around Bangladesh. After 5 months in SE Asia we wanted a complete change without travelling too far and Bangladesh fitted the bill perfectly. We found the sights to be very varied and the people are unbelievably friendly. The country is a photographer’s paradise especially for taking pictures of people and local life, it’s the first place we’ve ever been where market vendors ask you to take their photo! This podcast was definitely part of our inspiration and our itinerary overlapped a fair bit with Audrey and Daniel’s. We’re just finishing writing about our experiences on our blog

Thanks for all your hard work with the podcast, I always enjoy listening and just for the record I quite like the ones where you talk about your own trips without a guest. We’re in Japan now and looking forward to revisiting some of your old episodes on areas here.



Julie, so glad you are finding the podcast to be of some use. 🙂

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