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It's a dead give away that you are becoming sensitive about travelling to places like Pakistan when you start noticing silly signage such as the daily greeting on our lift that reads: "Goodbye and Good Luck!" A beautiful red dawn however heralded our very early morning start and soon we were racing along the airport road to the Urumqi …
... and fairy lands and re-known for bravery, hard-work, longevity, hospitality and distinct cultural heritage, the people of Hunza have kept their autonomy for centuries and championed the ideals of freedom, equality and peace in the region.
Sightseeing tour of Hunza commences with visit of famous Baltit Fort, 800 years old that has been restored by the Aga Khan Cultural Services, AKCS Altit Fort 900, years old that is located on the top of ...
Chilling in Sost,
I went from Karimabad to Sost today by various means: first I climbed on a Suzuki van with my backpack, clinging to the back of the van for 20 minutes till the village of Aliabad. Then I took a shared jeep stuffed with 12 people to the spillway.
The spillway is a portion of the Karakoram highway created by a massive landslide that submerged a huge section of the highway and created an artificial lake ...
... will be members belonging to different sects of Islam. They also used to intermarry heavily. Recently, with the tensions in Pakistan, these peoples' peaceful coexistence is in jeopardy.
When I went to Ganish from Karimabad today, one of the first things a lady asked me there was whether I was Shia or Ismaili. I responded by saying "none". Then she asked me if I was alone and I said yes. Then she asked me why I don't feel scared and I responded by saying that why should ...
... the car from falling over. Anyways, the story ends with a happy ending. The two guys in the car crawled out of where the windshield was, and
we all cheered "Subhanallah" and went along, the police ended up helping them.
Another scary moment: Our bus was stopped in the night, the men were ordered to get out and show their id cards and the women and children were told to sit inside the bus. Immediately, the recent scenario played out in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hunza Embassy
The Hotel Hunza Embassy is located in a very affluent and pleasant leafy area of Islamabad, home of some of the leading Pakistani politicians (President Zadari was living there at the time we stayed). Security is impressive, if a bit concerning, with sand bagged road blocks and heavily armed security guards. The Hunza Embassy Hotel also has a security boom gate with armed guards. More like a guesthouse, this very homely hotel has very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are basic but adequate, the dining area is simple but very pleasant and the food is good. Our only real problem, and it was not the fault of the hotel, was the never ending power outages which are a sad and unfortunate fact of life throughout Pakistan. We had to travel in the height of summer as the road on our forward journey through the Himalayas of Ladakh is closed for most part of the year. Staff tried their utmost to keep their generators going through the outages but it was almost impossible for the air-conditioning to cool the rooms once it stopped.
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