I am not able to use a good image editing program on the road, so I am left with two choices: put up 300-800k images (which would take FOREVER to see on the net), or use the small preview images that the camera creates automatically. I have opted for the latter. The effect for you is fairly low resolution images, but it's better than nothing!
A couple images of some of the stunning mosques I encountered in my much-too-short month in Pakistan. I LOVE this country.
Pakistan has absolutely classic buses (and some great trucks too, a few of which I threw in for good measure). Not that riding in them is any treat. Ouick: How many times did the guy in the seat next to me have to lean on my lap to throw-up out the window? Answer: 4, but you might want to add 5 more for the guy in the next row up.
Here are some pictures and thoughts on the road transportation. For the record, my longest bus ride over twisty mountain roads was 21 hours, but that was sandwiched in between two other bus rides for a total travel time of 27 hours! Living Hell, I assure you.
It is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But this beholder now believes what he be told! I was informed by a few of the people I've met who've been through this area that it is probably the most beautiful place in the world.
I agree, and yes, that includes Nepal and Himalayan India. The mountains are huge and steep, and the valleys lush and filled with wonderful people. For those who don't believe there are actually big mountains in Pakistan, it has the greatest concentration of high peaks on Earth. Counting only the "medium ones," it has, get this, 121 peaks over 7,000 meters (22,966 feet)!
Pictures from the hiking trails, including some classic bridges.
These are photos that don't fit into any distinct category.
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