Travel Blogs from Pakistan

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Wagah Wagah tango, and music of the gods, Gilgit, Pakistan travel blog

Wagah Wagah tango, and music of the gods

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... nation. The press has been giving Pakistan hell. Bush has been prancing around on his sullied horse, railing against all things Pakistan. American troops have been massing at the Afghanistan border with Pakistan for a push into tricky 'tribal' areas. ...

Thank you and Goodbye, Wagah, Pakistan travel blog

Thank you and Goodbye

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... chap her parents set her up with! I also asked her loads of other things, like, do they have sex education in school in Pakistan and she thought I meant sex in school (ha! How much of a laugh would that be!). But I explained that it was important for ...

Up the Khyber Pass!!  Oohh!, Peshawar, Pakistan travel blog

Up the Khyber Pass!! Oohh!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... lover David joked and asked him if he knew Shahid Afridi (for all you non-cricketers out there he's a big hitting batsman for the Pakistan cricket team). He claimed he was his cousin!! The people you meet! We had to turn him down because we had stuff to ...

Jihad and the Left Hand of God, Peshawar, Pakistan travel blog

Jihad and the Left Hand of God

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to it and put your trust in Allah" (8:61). On top of all this, Russia is funding terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to militant newspapers in Karachi.  Iranian Shi'a groups are funding the Shi'as and Saudi Arabi is encouraging ...

So many of us in one place!, Lahore, Pakistan travel blog

So many of us in one place!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... and it went off somewhere. We sent it slow so fingers crossed it gets there! One of the things to do whilst in Pakistan is to experience Sufi drumming, and what an experience it is!! The Regale take people every Thursday night to a particular shrine, ...

The Month of Wine and Walnuts and the Chicken Myth, Rumbur Valley, Pakistan travel blog

The Month of Wine and Walnuts and the Chicken Myth

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... the right to a separate identity for minority groups.  Although minorities such as Christians are a small part of Pakistan's population, having this right flying above them is important, although it doesn't guarantee their longevity and survival. ...

Mohammed Azhartanwer, Multan, Pakistan travel blog

Mohammed Azhartanwer

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... donkeys and cattle are hard working creatures as are the very thin horses. This is where we first saw Brahman cattle. The Punjab of Pakistan is fertile for many crops of sugar cane, corn, wheat, rice, cotton and others and has many fine stands of gum ...

End of Ramadan: Eid Mubarak, Gilgit, Pakistan travel blog

End of Ramadan: Eid Mubarak

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... neighbors Rado and Marta from the Czech Republic, who I had met at the Regale Internet Inn six weeks earlier.  In Pakistan, a limited number of routes and hotels mean that undoubtedly you will run into the same travelers on the road. A Christian ...

Ramadan Begins, Peshawar, Pakistan travel blog

Ramadan Begins

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Iblis (Satan) said, 'Solve this mystery! I am the touchstone of the false coin and the true. God made me the test of lion and cur. He made me the test of genuine and counterfeit. When did I ever blacken the counterfeit coin's face? I am the assayer. I ...

A Fortress with One Clear Gate, Khyber Pass, Pakistan travel blog

A Fortress with One Clear Gate

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... urban renewal!) and a couple of empty coffins for sale on the roadside.  Then we passed the Khyber Agency checkpost and left Pakistan, in a way.  The Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) is one of those areas of the world that was a victim of ...

Why me?, Bahawalpur, Pakistan travel blog

Why me?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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On the way to the station we picked up some snacks as we didn't know what would or wouldn't be available on board. We'd already tried the potato samosas and they'd gone down a treat so we got some more. We didn't get to the station too early because ...

Unexpected luxury!, Quetta, Pakistan travel blog

Unexpected luxury!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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The bus trip was possibly the worst I'd ever experienced so far in my travels. It was absolutely jammed full of people and stuff. Our seats in the bus were right near the back with very little leg room. They were so old that all the padding had worn ...

Green and not., Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

Green and not.

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Islamabad It was an easy bus journey to Islamabad. I thought for a capital city it would be quite busy and have the normal hustle and bustle and business. Our hotel had satellite tv, which was fab for David because the cricket was on. We watched ...

Two Weeks in the Hunza Valley, Passu, Pakistan travel blog

Two Weeks in the Hunza Valley

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ; The recurring theme was how the people of Pakistan were kind and generous and the politicians were all corrupt, leading Pakistan nowhere.  On another note, somehow all the Karimabad photos dematerialized, so nothing here. Gulmit was the small ...

Karachi the commercial city!!!, Karachi, Pakistan travel blog

Karachi the commercial city!!!

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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... because locals see Westerners as being rich which is not entirely false when you consider that 50 a month is a good wage in Pakistan. But Pakistani's are extremely hospitable. They will help out wherever possible to help you, so long as you treat them ...

Osama's back yard, Gilgit, Pakistan travel blog

Osama's back yard

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... you're vertiginously challenged, suffer breathlesness, have a dicky ticker or wobbly knees, stay the hell away from northern Pakistan - or stick to turboprops and runways. This is hard mountain country, a never-ending horizon of agonisingly craggy peaks ...

Leaving Quetta via creek, Quetta, Pakistan travel blog

Leaving Quetta via creek

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... something we wanted, nor do we think we deserve it. We had to choose which way to travel East and the choices were Afghanistan or Pakistan. We appreciate the police escort as it is for our safety, but we don't consider it a right. We also hope that all ...

Nanga Parbat's Rupal Face, Tareshing, Pakistan travel blog

Nanga Parbat's Rupal Face

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The moon was waning, as Ali and I trekked to Herligkoffer basecamp, below the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest mountain at 8125 meters.  On October 7, I awoke before dawn to eat my pre-dawn Ramadan moon, looking east.  Low in the ...

Four Nights with Sufis, Lahore, City with Heart, Pakistan travel blog

Four Nights with Sufis

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ;Some Muslims would disagree with Malik, however; another man, a Sunni said "Sufis are not Muslims." Entering into Pakistan is entering into the world of Islam with all its intricacies, its grace, its misunderstandings, its turmoil, ...

Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

Pakistan

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... entry ... I feel like I should stretch my legs and be happy about the chance to think about everything I have seen. I got to Pakistan about a week ago and I have had an amazing time thus far. I have mainly been in Islamabad and Rawlapindi which are twin ...

In the mountains of Murree!!, Murree, Pakistan travel blog

In the mountains of Murree!!

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... - they know the problems and the press (at least) does a good job of presenting the contending perspectives on how to move forward. Pakistan has such diversity in terms of environment. In just an hour we were away from the heat of the city and in the ...

Just Passing Through.., Gilgit, Pakistan travel blog

Just Passing Through..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Draft.. ...

Boring Border Crossing Number 20.., Pakistan - India Border Crossing, India travel blog

Boring Border Crossing Number 20..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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A quick one from the border between Pakistan and India. Generally I wouldn't send anything from a border crossing but this one was quite interesting we thought. Maybe we're nerds. Due to the 'tensions' between Pakistan and India no trucks are allowed ...

Watching Rakaposhi.., Karimabad, Pakistan travel blog

Watching Rakaposhi..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Belated greetings from Karimabad. Karimabad is a small mountain village in the Hunza region of Northern Pakistan. It's a lovely little place and was described to us as a Japanese commune. Seems the Japanese kids just love to spend a month or so doing ...

Up The Khyber.., Khyber Pass, Pakistan travel blog

Up The Khyber..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... and around the Khyber Pass. For centuries the Khyber Pass has divided and linked empires and peoples, marking a frontier between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. In safer days it was also part of the original overland route (or hippy trail) from ...

Bloody Hell !! We're Not In Kansas Anymore Toto.., Peshawar, Pakistan travel blog

Bloody Hell !! We're Not In Kansas Anymore Toto..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... an anti western demonstration (e.g. cartoonists, pope or evil infidel dog George Bush) the major networks usually concentrate on a couple of Pakistan cities (namely Quetta and Peshawar). It seems that there is so little to do in these cities for the men ...

Crossing the Pakora Pass, Pakora, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Crossing the Pakora Pass

A travel blog entry by beats

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... exhilaration as I got to the pass. The view over the snowfield and glacier was the best thing I had seen so far in Pakistan (even on the trip?), it stretched out beautifully before us, white snow contrasting with blue sky, grey moraine to one side and ...

Sufi Night, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan travel blog

Sufi Night

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... full of people escaping their daily humdrum lives, in a way that we would go to the pub. But there are no pubs in Pakistan. Once we found the performance area, which we had to force our way through an unrelenting crowd to reach, we were packed into a ...

The Beautiful Kalash.., Bumburate - Kalash Valley, Pakistan travel blog

The Beautiful Kalash..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... women are all uncovered, out and about and are happy to have a chat to strangers. After the Middle East and other parts of Pakistan we've been to thus far it was a welcome occurrence. All in all our stay in Bumburate was wonderful. Bhutto's young ...

The route to Rush Lake, Days 1-3, Hoper, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

The route to Rush Lake, Days 1-3

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Day 1: dep Hoper (2790m) 0750 arr Bericho Kor (3300m) 1300; 5h walking, 1h10 rest; ascend 510m After a cold night in Hoper, the morning was superbly bright and clear. Akbar & Mohammed, my two portering companions for the trip, and I headed out of ...

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