Dusty Skardu

Our 4WD driver had come to Gilgit late on the evening we arrived. We were heading straight out the next day on a 4 day loop; out to Skardu day 1, spend day 2 there, then take 2 days to come back via the Deosai National Park with an overnight stay in Astore, a Himalayan … More Dusty Skardu

“If you haven’t seen Lahore you haven’t been born yet”

Lahore is the capital of Punjab state. Home to 11m people it’s Pakistan’s second largest city and its cultural hub. It’s a vibrant place full of chaos and contrast, with squalor and splendour, wide green boulevards and chaotic small streets. The locals have a saying “If you haven’t seen Lahore you haven’t been born yet.” … More “If you haven’t seen Lahore you haven’t been born yet”

You want to go where?! Why Pakistan

We’ve been asked this question a fair bit. First a quick history lesson – Pakistan only gained independence in 1947 following partition from India (the two countries then almost immediately went to war over the still-disputed Kashmir region). Initially incorporating what is now Bangladesh in the East and present-day Pakistan in its West, Pakistan became … More You want to go where?! Why Pakistan