Visiting Lahore Fortress, and then getting blown away by Badshahi mosque

Published in: Pakistan | December 12th, 2007
Badshahi Mosque viewed from Lahore Fortress (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:Lahore fort was best seen by giving some baksheesh to the guard. Then spending the day in delight

Getting lost in Lahore

Published in: Pakistan | December 11th, 2007
The streets of Pakistan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I’d grown an aversion to tourists. Day trippers from India, hippies, and hashish smokers. This in turn started to annoy me, I was nearing India, and knew there would be more. I slept as well as one could expect. 8 beds remained empty that night, and I wondered why the idiot in reception… Continue reading more »

Lahore, Pakistan is full of tourists?

Published in: Pakistan | December 10th, 2007
Boy selling Garlic in Pakistan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Lahore, I was hoping, would be another extension of this great country. It wasn’t quite that. In fact it seemed to add something else again to the mystique and diversity of Pakistan. After a little lateness caused by my Rickshaw driver literally running out of gas I arrived at the Daewoo bus company… Continue reading more »

Watching the Truck Painters of Pakistan, and moving on …

Published in: Pakistan | December 8th, 2007
A Pakistani Truck Painter

Travel Journal Overview: Recovering, and with my mind made up I got to visit one of the most inspiring of places that I’ve been. A truck garage. This entry has been rewritten under Stories: The Pakistani Truck Painters here you will find better editing and a lot of photographs This was one of my final… Continue reading more »

Purple projectile vomiting in Peshawar, yes I ate a kebab

Published in: Pakistan | December 6th, 2007
Great Kebabs in Pakistan ...

Travel Journal Overview: Travelers get sick, it comes with the territory. Purple vomit though? Not happy. Recoverable like most things. Watch a few movies and plan … After returning to the Rose from the Afghan camp I was surprised and happy to see that for once there was piping hot water in my bathroom. My… Continue reading more »

Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar

Published in: Pakistan | December 2nd, 2007

  Travel Journal Overview: After visiting the Khyber Pass, we were now in search of the Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar. Some were deserted, some full of life. I was at first disappointed. The area had indeed once been a refugees camp. Mud houses lined a roadside area and fell back my half a mile. But… Continue reading more »

Last traveler on the Khyber Pass

Published in: Pakistan | December 2nd, 2007
The Khyber Pass (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview for The Khyber Pass: Please take into account this was during General Musharraf’s Emergency Rule, Iran was expecting George W. Bush to invade, Turkey was about to begin an offensive against the Kurds. And, a high ranking Afghan politican had just been assassinated a few days earlier when I arrived into Quetta.… Continue reading more »