I’m 57 and travel a lot

Paul Leinwand
New York, USA

Little known and less visited Nijhum Dwip, a relatively new pristine island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal

Little known and less visited Nijhum Dwip, a relatively new pristine island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal

I met Tuhin in November 2014 and again in January 2015.
I’m 57 and travel a lot in Asia and the Asian sub-continent. Tuhin was an awesome person and is a veritable gold mine of data on all of Bangladesh because he has been to so many places in Bangladesh! I sorry I didn’t write this review and give Tuhin the highest recommendation possible sooner. Bangladesh is not an easy place to navigate. And it isn’t an easy place to explore even when u think u know better. He speaks fluent English.Tuhin extended every conceivable hospitality and then personally accompanied me on several fantastic voyages inside Dhaka city and far beyond Dhaka. A visit to the village of Narsingdi where I met Tuhin’s family and old friends sealed that indestructible bond of trust and friendship rarely found in life let alone on the road. We traveled together – by bus, auto rickshaws, very small boats, motorcycles and finally aboard a ginormous ferry- to the little known and less visited Nijhum Dwip, a relatively new pristine island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. I took off on my own twice, leaving more than most of my valuables safely with Tuhin for 2 weeks each time. Each return found Tuhin as engaging, genuinely concerned and ready for adventure as when we first met. He’s an avid bicyclist in a city that tolerates no margin of error for driving on roads on which even an armored is unsafe. He is no timid young man! I stayed only twice in his apartment: a single night at a time because I preferred a hotel. I imagine some people won’t be able to get over the fact that he has a room in his parent’s apartment. His home is in a different neighborhood than the usual tourist enclaves, but it’s the real deal: u want to experience Bangladeshi reality in a Bangladeshi home with a Bangladeshi native gem then get urself the bed in Tuhin’s large private room. Just pray that u can offer him anything near the style and quality of experience if he ever visits u!