Seventh Heaven: Srimangal’s 7-Layer Tea

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We were looking for a cabin, the Nilkantha Tea Cabin, but there weren’t any stand-alone buildings anywhere near the right address. Peddling slowly on our bicycles, we passed the crossroads, back and forth, hunting for the home of 7-layer tea. …

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Rockets and Rails: Making Our Way around Bangladesh

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Tourism has come slowly to Bangladesh. It’s a poor place, with little to invest in enticing visitors or building tourist resources. Now it principally attracts the adventurous, curious and backpacker set. The country is often bypassed as a less appealing …

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Shelter from the Storm

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Here’s how we spent a very gracious hour in Bangladesh just outside Lawachara National Park, Srimangal. We’re walking a road amid the cultivated fields of a small village. Rapidly slate grey clouds roll in, along with thunder and suddenly cold …

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