Comments on: Bangladesh Village Homestay: Becoming One of the Family http://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/ travel wide, live deep Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:26:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: Why You Should Visit an Islamic Country in 2015http://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-1461798 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:59:53 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-1461798 […] “Bangladeshi cities may be bustling, crowded, and jammed with activity, but the soul of Bangladesh is in its villages and along its rivers. Villages that surprise with their calm, their order and their relative peace. Sure there’s activity — in the fields, homes, schools, mosques and temples, but there’s a different pace to it all than you’ll find in a Bangladeshi city. In the words of a friend working in development, “When I go to the Bangladesh countryside, it gives me a sense of hope.” from Audrey and Scott of Uncornered Market in Bangladesh Village Homestay: Becoming One of the Family […]

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-1460116 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:35:52 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-1460116 Hi Alok,
Thanks so much for your kind comment. I can imagine how hard it is to be away from Bangladesh, your home, especially when not many people in your new home (USA) know very much about it. We’re feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Bangladesh and see the country and get to know the culture a bit for ourselves. We just wanted to share what we found here on the blog. You can find more stories from our visit to Bangladesh here: http://uncorneredmarket.com/travel/bangladesh/

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By: Alok Hazrahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-1460099 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:05:17 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-1460099 It’s nice to see my very own Bangladesh with the eye of a westerner. I have studied and settled USA for a long time., eventually take US passport, but Bangladesh is always in my heart. Those who does not pass a rainy day in Bangladesh, those who never visited those happy people of Bangladesh, they will never realize what this amazing country is look like.

Thank you again for your blog. Usually when westerners write about my country they usually mention lots of negative things…but you tried to find out what real Bangladesh is. From today I am going to follow your blog.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-1130018 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:41:27 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-1130018 @Rizwana: Thanks so much for your comment and adding your perspective from experience traveling and working in Bangladesh with CARE and Brac. We’re also so glad that this piece did justice to the spirit and and hard work of rural Bangladeshis and life in the village. And we also hope that these areas do get the economic and social development that comes through education, hard work and supportive political decisions. Thanks again.

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By: Rizwana Akhterhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-1092956 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:26:03 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-1092956 Dear Audrey and Dan,
I am following your blog since last year. I came across your blog when I was researching on travelling Central Asia and Kashgarh. I never thought of among the 75 countries you have visited so far included Bangladesh too! Being a Development professional in CARE and currently in BRAC, I traveled extensively in Bangladesh. Natore one of the districts of 64 districts of Bangladesh are very pretty. Though I born and brought up in Dhaka and my parents hailed from South Eastern part of Bangladesh, but I love Northern Part of Bangladesh because of its greenery, hardworking people and plenty of wild lives especially birds. Thank you for your nice post on Bangladesh. You have accurately caught the vibe and spirit of rural Bangladesh that keeps us going in the middle of all natural and man-made disasters such as political blockade and strikes. Despite of all negative aspects of Bangladesh, just because of our people in countryside, our farmers, potters, our expatriate citizens and women garment’s workers made us become one of the rising economies in South Asia. I hope our political leaders will stop their destructive political mayhem and allow our hard working people to enjoy their hard earn economic and social development.
Thanks and best regards/Rizwana

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-440853 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:03:42 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-440853 @Golam: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. Many people thought we were crazy to visit Bangladesh and only thought of it as a place for natural disasters and poverty, but we knew there was a completely different country and culture to explore. What we found really left its mark on us – a people who were so incredibly welcoming and giving, even though many had very little themselves. And, as you also wrote, that Bangladeshis are very resilient and resourceful – they know how to create and do so much with very little. This is something we can learn from them.

We hope that our stories about Bangladesh do encourage others to visit. It’s a fascinating country.

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By: Golam Faruquehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-433075 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:33:34 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-433075 Hi, I read your experiences visiting Bangladesh and I really enjoyed a lot. couple of years before, I have a friend called Ragnhild Beosta in Norway visited Bangladesh, I took her to my village Barisal, she enjoyed a lot, still she write from Norway remembering those village days. she saw, after Sidr how quickly villagers manage to recover the damage without any helps from outside.

She told me that when she planned to visit Bangladesh her well-wishers told to her not to visit Bangladesh because Bangladesh is full of disasters and odds happened, she don’t change her plan, and take out is, Bangladeshis are very friendly, poor but happy, very brave and can Fight back natural disasters very well.

Some bad people puts bad pictures in google to get donations from outside and it cause a bad image for Bangladesh all over the world, I will tell the world “please visit Bangladesh, happiness happens here.” see happiest people from a close look and enjoy there hospitality.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-271256 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:09:26 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-271256 @Tim: Thanks for your kind comment! Really glad you enjoyed this story and photos.

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By: Timhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-271069 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 05:23:20 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-271069 Very touching post, enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing! Great photos too.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bangladesh-village-homestay/#comment-266699 Sun, 02 Oct 2011 08:12:35 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9255#comment-266699 @Faruque: It seems in the last few weeks I’ve heard of several people returning to Bangladesh to find family roots. Interesting to learn about the population and migration movements from this area. And, that’s great that the three Indian women were able to travel well throughout the country without any male companions.

@Shivya: Thank you for your kind comment. There are still many places like this in the world, but it takes more work and effort on the part of the traveler to find them and to find an appropriate way to visit that also benefits the local community.

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