A different side to Bangladesh
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Having seen Dhaka over the course of a few days, it was good to get out of the city and see a different side of Bangladesh. We had so few days in Bangladesh that we'd decided to choose one town outside Dhaka to base ourselves in, and do a little exploring around the area. The town which we chose, in the end, was Bogra. We chose Bogra because of its proximity to some interesting-sounding archaeological sites, as well as its relative closeness to Dhaka.
We headed to the bus station in Dhaka to get a bus up to Bogra. This was much more challenging than it had ever been to do this sort of thing in India, because there is not that much English spoken in Bangladesh, and we didn't speak a word of Bangla, needless to say.
On arrival in Bogra we had to get a pedal-rickshaw from the bus station into the centre of town.
We had to try a couple of hotels to find a place which looked OK, but this was pretty easy. The hotel had satellite TV, and we were able to watch the English Premiership football, as we had been able to in India. The timezone difference meant that we could watch afternoon games in the evening after we'd got something to eat, which was very convenient.