Family, shopping, alpine forests, mountain tops, mines, stunning architecture, history and a friendly people.
Pakistan is a treat for a traveller, where you can explore so many different landscapes and interests without having to leave the country. Below are some of the pictures I took on my first trip out there!
Karachi was all about family, weddings, food and shopping – all pretty synonymous with everything I knew and had heard about the country from all my Pakistani friends. One thing I now know to be true, is that weddings in Pakistan are really something else!
Islamabad was a whole new city experience after the hustle and bustle of Karachi – traffic was calmer, the air was much cleaner and it was much colder! We were only there for a day, but I think a day or so more would have been good to really appreciate the city!
Bhurban / Murree / Patriata
I had heard so much about the North of Pakistan after some friends had travelled to the Hunza Valley and Gilgit a few years back so I was really excited to make my way up north. However, the weather and timing of the year (February) wasn’t on my side to really venture up North into the mountains, so I had to make do with the Himalayan foothills – which were no less stunning!
As the drive from Bhurban to Lahore is about 7 hours, we felt it would be best to stop half way to stretch our legs and I had the perfect place in mind that i’d seen on a friends travels last year – the world’s largest pink salt mine, home of the ‘Himalayan’ Pink Salt we all love so much – turns out it’s actually Pakistani Punjabi Pink Salt!