Travel notes for Bangladesh
In spite of the obvious poverty, there is minimal begging, touts, or scams. We felt safer with our possessions than in a large European city.
Hotel personnel, restaurant staff, shop keepers, and young people all speak some English. They are generally helpful.
Traffic is indeed horrendous. The average driving speed is 7 kilometers per hour. Not only will you need to allow plenty of time to travel to your destination, you will need to be very patient.