Read what this foreigner @evazubeck
has to say about travelling in Pakistan's north
I’m not going to lie. Even though my photos make it look effortless, travelling in the mountains of Pakistan isn’t always a breeze.
There are army checkpoints. Police checkpoints. There are roads with more holes than a wheel of Swiss cheese. There is chicken karahi or deep-fried trout, most of the time, and that’s it for dining options. There is no chilled beer to sip after an exhausting hike. No luxury resorts or jacuzzis, no lounging around in your bikini.
There is definitely chaos in many tourist spots. There is a serious lack of infrastructure. There are limited options for pretty much everything apart from hiking.
But. There is kindness as you’ve never experienced it before. There such beauty around you that you learn to ignore the potholes. There is such hospitality that if you’re sick of that chicken karahi and trout, your host will probably run to the market and make sure you can eat something else, just because you’re visiting.
No, travelling in the mountains of Pakistan isn’t always a breeze. But it is always worth it 🙌