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.
“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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Thanks for sharing. Having lived four years in Pakistan myself I can only endorse those comments.
4 years! One day I would so enjoy hearing about your experiences. Did you travel on the Grand Trunk Road.? L.