It will not be long now. My wife and I are fast approaching our trip to Pakistan. So, this is my Pakistan Adventure Vacation Preview.
I think I win the award for uncommon vacation trip of the year. And, that is no small feat since I work for Expedia. Many colleagues take interesting trips every year.
My wife and I have extended family members in Pakistan. They will host us and travel with us. Consequently, the trip perhaps is not an “adventuresome” as it might seem at first glance.
Pakistan and U.S. Politics
President Trump recently made this trip even more noteworthy given his criticism of Pakistan. Suffice it to say, I completely disagree with our President on most issues. Moreover, I find his past comments on Muslims offensive. Beyond this, he proposed bad policy with his travel bans. In contrast, global travel helps us understand each other and build understanding and peace. Never the less, I will enjoy myself. Also, I will do my part to build cultural bridges between the U.S. and Pakistan. Finally, I will try and ignore the negative politics.
Staying in Contact
Pakistan Adventure Vacation Preview – The Hunza
We travel to The Hunza, a mountainous valley in Gilgit. I look forward to this trip highlight. I included the map of our drive below. Notably, we travel through so many impressive mountains. Many of the surrounding peaks surpass 19,000 feet!
We will travel the same road as seen in the video below.
In addition to The Hunza, we will visit historic Lahore for a few days.
Looking Back to 2012
My wife and I previously traveled to Pakistan in 2012. For that trip, we spent of most of our time in and around Islamabad. In contrast, I look forward to more adventures, like The Hunza, on this trip.
Here are some “memory lane” photos from 2012.
Pakistan Adventure Vacation Preview – Experiences to Avoid
I plan to avoid one experience from the new year of 2013! We spent an unexpected 5 days in Kuwait City after fog delays in Islamabad. Kuwait Airways put us up in a 5 star hotel. But, after 5 days, boredom! We fly Emirates this time. So, I expect great things from this airline.
In “Innocents Abroad” Mark Twain wrote a famous quote.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”
So, I hope this Pakistan Adventure Vacation Preview fulfills Twain’s sentiments!
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