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British couple tours Bangladesh by bicycle

  • Published at 09:11 PM March 30, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:48 PM March 30, 2017
British couple tours Bangladesh by bicycle
Katie Halliday, left, and Ewan Paterson, a British cycling enthusiast couple, travelled around Bangladesh from March 24, 2017 to March 28, 2017 as part of their world tour. They have visited 31 countries so far as a part of their tour Collected form their blog

Ewan Paterson and Katie Halliday drew large crowds of curious onlookers on their journey north through Bangladesh last week

A British couple have crossed Bangladesh by bicycle as a part of a two-year world tour which aims to cover 22,000km and take in 31 countries.

Ewan Paterson and Katie Halliday left London on October 2, 2016 and had already visited 11 countries before arriving in Dhaka from Yangon on March 22. For this part of their epic journey they travelled by air, as the Bangladesh land border with Myanmar was closed.

Two days later they began the Bangladesh leg of their trip from the Rose Garden in old Dhaka, when around 200 local cyclists joined them.

Later, the Brits visited Savar National Mausoleum and paid homage to the 1971 martyrs. The couple also visited Bogra on March 25 and Rangpur on March 26.

On March 28, Ewan and Katie left Bangladesh for India through the Burimari land port.

They will next travel to Darjeeling in India and Kathmandu the capital of Nepal.

The couple will will visit 16 more countries – including Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Greece – and will conclude their world tour on September 25 this year by returning to London.

 

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