2 months in Pakistan overview.

During my two months here I’ve seen a lot of very different sides of Pakistan. From the dusty and chaotic Baluchistan to the beauty of the mountainous north. From the redlight district in Lahore to the clean streets of Islamabad. I’ve seen so called Talibans walking around…

15 reasons to travel in Iran and Pakistan

I know it’s unfair to put Iran and Pakistan in the same category because those two countries are very different but they are the two countries where I’ve been roaming around in the last 12 weeks so here we go. 1. The weather.  The weather…

The Lahore Diaries part 2

The second week in Lahore and the eight week  in Pakistan. The hostel manager promised me to see so many amazing and interesting things but I’ve been here long enough to take every single promise with a big pinch of salt. Sure, I’ve seen many…

The Lahore Diaries

  Coming into Lahore was like entering a new country again. The weather is warm and humid,the roads are very good compared to many other places in Pakistan and the western junk food chains are visible in every corner. The first thing i did was to…

Brief update from Lahore!

I enjoyed a nice quiet and relaxing weekend in Hunza but when I got back to Gilgit the shitstorm started all over again. On Monday morning I got sick again, for the third time in four weeks! I don’t know from where the hell I…

Hunza valley & Superpowers

                                                      Hunza Valley in late October   Well, first i need to confess that i couldn’t deliver the promise that i gave about the bloodbath. The Muslim world celebrated Eid on 27th of September. They say its like their own Christmas which means prayers in the morning and after…

Skardu & Khaplu

  Salaam Aleykum! Brrrr…There has been some freezing days lately. I took a minibus on Monday morning from Gilgit to Skardu,the road got for some reason the nickname “The road of dead sheeps” . I didn’t see any dead sheeps, but a lot of those who…

Mt. Nangaparbat & Fairy Meadows

  I met another Finnish guy at the guesthouse in Gilgit and he wanted to do the same trek as me so we decided to do it together. The next morning our guide met us at the guesthouse and after a delicious cup of milk tea…

Highway to the Himalayas

A met a guy from Saudi-Arabia at the ticket office in Rawalpindi, he was kind enough to pick me up the next day with his bike and he took me to his friends from Gilgit who were on their way back home. I joined them…

Inglourius Islamabad

The flight from Quetta to Islamabad went surprisingly smoothly. The plane was definitely the oldest aircraft I’ve ever used. I’m not surprised that the biggest part of the Pakistan Airlines fleet is banned to fly into the European Union.   Islamabad, well what else can…