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An Impulsive Holiday

A Glimpse of Kaptai

So it’s the third day of Eid-ul-Azha, the prime Muslim Festival and I was bored to my bones. My friend called me up and we decided to go for a movie. After watching the movie I decided I had to do something spontaneous to make my holiday exciting. In a jiffy I called Raka (you know my trekking mate) and asked her whether she can tag along with me to, she agreed right away and after just 45 minutes we were all ready with our backpacks and on our way to Chittagong hill tracks.

Our bus started half-hour late so we reached our destination late at night. The next day Raka, I and her cousin (who is a dentist) started for Rangamati, again a spontaneous decision on our part. We took the local bus in Rangamati and Chittagong route, it was quite an experience. The tickets were Tk-80 per head, so you can understand the condition of the bus, it was more of a “Murir Tin” than a bus, but boy did we enjoy our ride!

At Rangamati, we straight away went to the Parjatan tourist site, where there is a great hanging bridge. It’s more of a replica of the bridge at Bandarban Parjatan site.


 We went for a small cruise on a row boat that was driven by a ten year old girl. There are lots of shops where you can buy traditional handlooms of Rangamati and also traditional jewellery. We didn’t have much time so had to return to the bus station. The funny part was the bus that we took was called “Birotihin”, that means it a direct bus, but it kept on stopping every 5 minutes and soon the bus was overloaded with people and their luggage one of which contained a large barrel of raw fish!!!

Well, what can I say? It was one of the many little adventures that I like to do when I am bored!! For now…Hasta la vista!!!


P.S: keep and eye on my blog for details on Rangamati.


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