Pakistan is aย remarkably hospitable but grossly misrepresented nation. While many parts of Pakistan are undoubtedly dangerous for anybody, there are still areas of the country that are open for business and attracting visitors.

Imagine yourself wandering into a huge mosque, then realising that you are one of only a handful of travellers visiting…

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

 

…stumbling across shrine after shrine in the back alleys of Multan, knowing each one has its own unique tale, steeped in history…

Rukn-e-Alam, Multan

Shrine of Rukn-e-Alam, Multan

 

…getting joyfully lost in one of the world’s most labyrinthine historic cities, enchanted by the sheer mystique of the place…

Just enough space for this autorickshaw to squeeze through

Walled City, Lahore

 

…standing on top of the world, but still below the mountain peaks, hoping you’ll never need to return to ‘normal’ again…

Hunza Valley, seen from Karimabad

Hunza Valley, seen from Karimabad

 

…walk in the footsteps of history; exploring the remote tomb of a saint who, legend has it, converted Genghis Khan to Islam…

Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Uch Sharif

Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Uch Sharif

…indulging in some of the most tantalisingly mouthwatering subcontinental dishes you will ever taste…

 

Pakistani cuisine

Pakistani cuisine

 

…and understanding one of the world’s most fabled histories and cultures, experiencing a level of hospitality few outsiders ever will…

Most Pakistanis love greeting guests!

Most Pakistanis love greeting guests, and take hospitality very seriously!

 

Pakistan is a truly fascinating destination. Visit the excellent Pakistan Traveller by UrbanDuniya for more details!

 

Comments (10)

  • Gina - Our Global Adventure Reply

    Great photos! I’m currently reading Malala Yousafzai’s biography, and she paints a beautiful literary picture of Pakistan’s mountain scenery and history. Your photographs in this post have wonderfully illustrated what Malala was describing, thanks!

    April 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Gina! I <3 Pakistan, and while there are definitely some problems there, there's also so much good to experience, and I just hope that I can show the world why I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 3, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  • Agness Reply

    Pakistan is so beautiful, indeed. My favourite snapshot is Shrine of Rukn-e-Alam, Multan. How good was the local food? Judging by your photo it was amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    April 4, 2014 at 11:30 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Agness! Rukn-e-Alam Shrine was beautiful, and it’s the place where I met someone who became a very close friend ๐Ÿ™‚ the food was amazing too, but I love rich, spicy meat gravies and authentic, fresh bread! Yum! You have to careful where you eat though, hygiene standards aren’t as the same as in some other Asian countries.

      April 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) Reply

    Wonderful photos and such a great snippet of life in Pakistan. I would LOVE to visit one dayโ€”it really looks like such a beautiful country filled with beautiful people. And that food? As if I needed any other reason to visit! ๐Ÿ˜€

    April 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thanks Steph! I hope you can visit one day – let me know when that day comes, and I’ll give you as many tips and as much help as you need! Thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm
  • Jessica Wray Reply

    Wow, what an amazing experience Pakistan would be. I’d love to go, but I’d be pretty scared to actually do so. I’m sure it would all be worth it from your photos and by that food!

    April 6, 2014 at 6:01 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      It’s just such an incredible place, and it doesn’t really deserve the reputation it has ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope one day you can make it there! Thanks for stopping by and reading ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  • ben Reply

    I have been to Pakistan last month and it was great. The people are good. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 13, 2014 at 11:59 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thanks for reading Ben! Yes, Pakistan is a great place, and the people are so friendly!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      April 16, 2014 at 3:48 am

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