Pakistan and Stereotypes – پاکستان‎‎

It is a brilliant way to present a country by regions. I enjoyed Afghanistan and now Pakistan. You give the facts and then a personal memory…powerful! Thank you for continuing to share your experiences in this misunderstood part of the world. L.

Other Side of the Mountains

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” – Mark Twain

In 2009 I left Canada to teach at an international school in Pakistan. Before leaving I went for a medical check-up. Everything was fine, but my doctor did his best to convince me not to go because he felt that it would be too dangerous.

I appreciate his concern for my welfare, but I wish I could go back to tell him about my time in Pakistan now.

I wish I could tell him that Pakistan has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. I wish I could tell him that the Pakistani people are among the friendliest and most hospitable I have ever met. I wish I could tell him that Pakistan is the only country I have ever traveled to where I have sat down in a restaurant and a complete stranger has paid for my meal…

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