Friday, April 29, 2011

Cheat sheet to Dhaka: 10 things to know

Dhaka -- spread over 150 square kilometers and home to an estimated 10 million people -- is the most discreet of Asian capitals. Most people know of it, but few have set foot in the city. So what's it really like? Here are 10 things you'll only know about Dhaka if you've actually been.


1. World's worst traffic

Sure, many Asian cities could stake a claim for the world's worst traffic. But in Dhaka, "rush hour" is what they call the least busy times, when rushing is at least somewhat possible. 

A recent government report stated that traffic stands still for more than seven hours a day. You?ll be hard pressed to see the point of doing anything but walking. 

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