I am Samai, an Economist by profession. But secreted away behind the mask of an analyst is my creative alter ego, one which continually strives to fulfil my unbridled passion for writing, travel and art.

I’ve plied my trade around the world as a climate change economist, journalist, writer, editor, amateur artist and photographer. Having travelled to nearly 50 countries, and lived in three, I spin stories about my experiences, to inform and inspire others to see the world.

I am Bangladeshi-Australian, and when I’m not traipsing around the world, I split my time between Dhaka and Melbourne.

Get in touch if you’d like to work with me, as I continue my quest to find new adventures, now with a family in tow, and chronicle them for fellow travel enthusiasts.

“Though smartly structured and skilfully written, the real joy of Samai’s post is its subject matter: the way a shared passion can connect a stranger from halfway around the world with local people, despite language and cultural barriers.”  – Lonely Planet

“Samai is living proof that travelling with young children is not only possible, but may just be the most rewarding decision ever.” – Louise Bastock, Lonely Planet

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Tilmund's Travel Tales cover


Keep an eye out for my debut picture book, Tilmund’s Travel Tales. Join Tilmund as he overcomes his fears to explore far flung places and learn more about the world.

Published by Guba Books and illustrated by Reesham Shahab Tirtho, this book for 4 – 8 year olds will be available in November 2020.

Memberships and writing credits:

The Daily Star newspaper bangladesh
Dhaka Tribune Newspaper Bangladesh
Bihanga Bangla in-flight magazine for Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Ice Today lifestyle magazine Bangladesh