Every aspect of this trip was wonderful! We journeyed beyond the beaten path to experience Bangladesh – the music, the river, the cultural roots and scenic beauty. The logistics were smooth – but invisible – no mean feat anywhere. Best of all though, were the people we met – people who shared with us their songs, their stories and even their home. And, among those people, I include Sadaf and Moshiur. You answered our every question and were such pleasant travelling companions. This trip will stand out as a special memory in my long life of travelling to many interesting places. Thank you for making it so. Thank you for sharing with us your love of Bangladesh. Lauren Kahea Moriarty Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
This journey from LA to Bangladesh was to the say the very least, eye opening. To me, your country is the land of millions of smiles. Your country's time has arrived, the sun has chosen you to, for the good and the bad. You Bangladesh, are for no reason of you're own doing, ground zero for global warming. Show the world with your passion for life and your smiles for life, that together the world can correct its most destructive path. It has chosen you, to lead the world in what many think is the greatest challenge mankind will face. Follow your soul, for the world needs your moral compass.
Well, let me first say that this was an incredible experience! The people, the country and the footage we were able to get was truly amazing! Life is what you make of it, the people of Bangladesh make the most out of their lives, their culture and their world. To be able to be a part of it is a blessing to have in my life! I will never forget, I will speak from my heart and soul when I tell my stories. I thank you for allowing me to experience this wonderful country for what it is and the beauty of the life.
As Tagore wrote that Kushtia / Shelaidah is a place where 'time seems to stop', this entire trip was a magical three days where time did indeed stop! I'm so glad that I went with Jatrik and got to see Bangladesh in a much more intimate light. The people, as always, were so wonderful to meet. The sounds of the Baul music will stay with me forever and will likely seep into my poetry. I can see why Tagore was so inspired by these places. I loved retracing his steps and seeing the 'layers' to all these locales. When we were listening to the music last night, bathed in flowers, blossoms, with everything illuminated by candlelight, I realized just how surrealy and beautiful travelling is. I will forever cherish that night and these last few days spent travelling with you two. Many thanks! PS – I'll be back!
Thank you Sadaf for a wonderful time here: for all the good conversation and laughter and delicious food. I am so much enjoying being in Bangladesh and you have made possible a whole other dimension to my trip. So thank you: I hope I see you again.