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Fujifilm Travel

Enjoying Sajek

Sajek has a majestic beauty that cannot be fully described in words nor can it be shown through any form of visual media. It’s something you have to experience for yourself.

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OnePlus Travel

Lit Bull at Cox’s Today

Shot this beautifully lit Bull at the Hotel Cox’s Today in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Weird Things Beside Marine Drive

Saw these while going through the Marine Drive. Looks like these might be used for some sort of construction work. 

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“Today” at Mermaid Beach Resort

Continuing yesterday’s photo post, here’s another cool thing that you’ll encounter after entering the Mermaid Beach Resort premises. It’s a nice “Today” view made of wooden panels that gives you important information about the day, including the high tide and low tide time for your safety at the beach.

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iPhone Travel

Amex Lounge at Shahjalal International Airport

One of the perks — not that there are many — of getting a City Bank American Express Credit Card (Gold) is that when you’re leaving the country, you can enjoy a somewhat luxurious lounge at the Shahjalal International Airport.

The lounge is pretty calm and beautiful. It has a good selection of free food that you can eat before you start your journey. There’s free WiFi with adequate speed to do some heavy browsing.

The lounge is accessible after you cross the immigration point, so you will likely not be spending a lot of time in there as you can only cross immigration after you’ve checked in, which is no more than a couple of hours before the departure time.

Why did I say that there aren’t many perks of getting an Amex card? Well, turns out, in Bangladesh, most merchants accept either Visa or MasterCard. American Express is not accepted as widely as Visa and MasterCard. Not that you can live without carrying cash in Bangladesh, but those places that do accept card transaction, they usually don’t support Amex cards, which is a bummer.

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Mermaid Beach Resort

After a serene drive through the recently-inaugurated Marine Drive in Cox’s Bazar, you will reach the Mermaid Beach Resort. The place is extremely expensive to live in, but all that money is worth it. You’ll get a different flaire of the beach that you can’t get from the regular hotels or resorts.

Pictured is the entrance to the resort. You can visit it to enjoy some delicious food at its restaurant. You’ll see why I’m saying that Mermaid Beach Resort gives you a different taste of the environment. One that is hard to find elsewhere in the city.

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Cafe 71

Located inside The Hotel Cox Today in Cox bazaar, Bangladesh. 

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iPhone Tech Travel

Ginger Ale and Mac

Ginger Ale happens to be one of my favorite drinks that I have every time I’m abroad. The other favorite drink is Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper is not available in Bangladesh at all. Some brands of Ginger Ale can be found in some of the superstores in Dhaka, but they taste so bad that it’s better to keep waiting for the next time I’ll fly abroad.

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Fujifilm Travel

Lonely Horse

Today I took a short early morning trip to the beach in Cox’s Bazar only to discover this lonely horse standing still in the middle of the beach. It wasn’t obvious why the horse was standing there.

There were other horses around with their owner looking for riders. But this one was standing still. As I was approaching it, I got my camera out and kept snapping pictures as I got nearer. To my surprise, it wasn’t moving even when I was standing very close to it.

Unable to understand the reason, we continued to stroll onto the beach. The horse was still standing there when we were leaving the beach some 20 minutes later.

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iPhone Street Travel

Cloudy Morning in Whistler

The last day before you leave when you’re out traveling is always the saddest. It was no different for me. Coming from an unbearably hot and humid weather, the cloudy and drizzling weather in Whistler on the day before I was going to leave made me miss the calm and beautiful place even more. The photo wasn’t even taken in early morning. I believe it was about 8-9 in the morning when I took this shot.

One look at all that cloud and you could tell that the rain was coming. (And it did indeed come later in the day.)

But the most surprising part for me was the fact that the weather forecast 7 days earlier so darn accurate. In Dhaka, the forecast can be hit and miss. But every time I travel to the west, I’m surprised by the accuracy of the forecast. I wish we had that here too.

(And as a side note, I’ve been playing with Affinity Photo on my new iPad Pro and edited the picture above. Here’s the original photo for reference.)

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Given that I wasn’t shooting RAW and it was shot on an iPhone 6s, the transformation was really cool to see. I’m not even expert at Affinity Photo yet, so imagine what the possibilities are if you know the ins-and-outs of this app!