Swimming in Bangladesh can be great fun, but only if you know where to go and are sensible about your travel choices. For one thing, the issues with water pollution render certain places unwise if you want to take a quick dip in the water. For another, some times of year are likely to turn swimming into more of a necessity than a leisure activity.
This latter issue is particularly grave, as Bangladesh’s generally low-lying character and its position adjacent to the Bay of Bengal render it a flood-prone area. Besides the floods, the wide distribution of water bodies and channels throughout the country also makes for more hazards for those who cannot swim, as is shown by the fact that as many as 18,000 children die each year in the [Read more…]