A country not visited by anyone who doesn’t have to go for business, Pakistan is a heritage rich nation at the crossroads between its rich but bloody past and its current destructive present. If you do get to go you are likely the only tourist on the plane, just as I was. The Himalayan mountains to the north, the rugged raw landscapes and the Mughal palaces and forts are a sight to behold in equal measure. Its people, truly hospitable and welcoming, will warm your heart and remind you that, people are people everywhere, no matter how demonised the media makes them look.
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What better way of rounding up the year than with the best sunsets I have seen? And I have seen many, from Bora Bora on 1st Jan to what I hope will be the best yet, Namibia
Starting in Bora Bora and the Cook islands and crossing the Pacific, Asia, Europe and the US I ended the year in Namibia, Africa. All continents covered in 2015
No, I am not crazy for visiting Pakistan. And yes, I am coming as a tourist, alone. A short visit is enough to burst all the myths and fear travelers have when considering Pakistan. Do not think twice. Take precautions and go visit!
Against the opinions of almost everyone, including locals in and outside of Pakistan, I visit Lahore only to find a heritage-rich city with glorious food, genuine hospitality and a lesson in breaking stereotypes. You, too, will find it a revelation