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Last traveler on the Khyber Pass

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. …

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Arriving in Peshawar in the dead of night

Streets of Peshawar (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Still on my 40 hour overland train, I arrived into Peshawar alone. A curfew was in place and I was roaming the streets. I also had a little face to face with few interesting characters and a jeep full of guns. Wonderful place. Arriving into Peshawar Pakistan on a train 10.30pm came …

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Quetta to Peshawar a 40 hour train trip with some interesting people

Dinner vendors over the Hudus River, Pakistan

Travel Journal Overview:Not being able to travel through SWAT valley I had to take the 40 hour train trip that traversed most of the country just to get a few hours north to Peshawar. I  expected to be long and boring, instead it was a highlight. Our conversations ranged from the ancient history of Alexander’s …

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Meeting friendly Pakistani’s in Quetta

Fruit vendor in Quetta (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:I found Quetta a great place to find out how Pakistan was. It’s not the most exciting city in the world, but it does have nice people, and good food. I forced myself to sleep until 10am & woke up feeling good. I met the hotel manager over breakfast and we talked for …

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