Bangladesh transport 2015 3/3 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – and buses, CNG’s, motorbikes, rickshaws, bicycles

Bangladesh transport 2015 1/3 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – and buses, CNG’s, motorbikes, rickshaws, bicycles covered planes, buses, CNG’s, and rickshaws.

Bangladesh transport 2015 2/3 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – and buses, CNG’s, motorbikes, rickshaws, bicycles covered trains.

All that is left is automobiles, motorbikes and bicycles.

As for the former, I believe you car rent a car and driver, but it is difficult just to rent a car and drive yourself.  Driving is quite difficult, and nerve-wracking, so best avoided.

A  friend took me around on a motorbike, but I would be reluctant to do any serious distances on one due to the same problems as driving. No one wears helmets.

And the only place I heard you can rent bicycles is in Srimangel area, where once out of the town it is very quiet.  Lonely Planet in 2012 said they paid Tk 200 for a day for a new bicycle.  I had to pay Tk300 for an old, poor condition bicycle, for a day or part thereof, and the price was negotiated by a local.  I wouldn’t want to ride long distance around the country due to the same dangers as driving and motorcycling.

So that’s it, really.  If I had had more time I would also have tried at least one leg of the journey by boat.

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