The longest beach in the world

Cox’s Bazar is beautifully located next to the sea and luckily we found some time to a walk along the beach. On the longest beach in the world, as the Bangladeshi claim it to be.

Photo: Chantal Ruetsche
Photo: Chantal Ruetsche

On our walk we heard someone calling out to us; “Hey, sisters and brothers” and towards us came a group of children from Mukti, the school we visited the day before. The kids had been to school in the morning and were now selling different handmade jewellery like earrings and necklaces. Other kids were dancing or singing for the tourists.

Photo: Chantal Ruetsche
Photo: Chantal Ruetsche

They joined us on our walk and we were laughing together, they explained us about low and high tide and taught us how to find the starfishes hiding in the sand. One of children spoke very good English and we suggested him to share his knowledge and teach the other kids English too. The sun was shining and since we were walking on the longest beach in the world, the walk lasted for a while and the kids joined us all the time. Probably due to off season for the tourism and lack of buyers for the jewellery  After a few hours, we got back towards the hotel, the sun set and we said good bye to kids.

Photo: Chantal Ruetsche
Photo: Chantal Ruetsche