27 October 2012 | Places
Before my recent trip up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan to Kashgar in China I spent a day on a side trip to the Murree hill station and looking around Islamabad. On my last visit to Pakistan in early 2006 I went to the ancient Buddhist site at Taxila,...
19 October 2012 | Places
▲ Our Karakoram Highway (KKH) trip from Islamabad in Pakistan to Kashgar in China certainly provided some great images, like this one of a very dangerous looking Pakistani petrol tanker.
◄ Pakistan’s often very modern petrol stations regularly advertised that t...
Travelling the Karakoram Highway – Part 3
10 October 2012 | Places
Khunjerab Pass to Kashgar
I’ve recently travelled up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan to Kashgar in western China. Part 1 went from Islamabad to Gilgit. In Part 2 I continued through the Hunza Valley and up to the Khunjerab Pass, the 4724 metre high di...
6 October 2012 | Transport
You can always discover another way things can go wrong with the logistics of flying. We’re in Kashgar in the far west of China and checking in to fly Kashgar-Urumqi (everything to the far western side of China goes through Urumqi) and on to Guangzhou. From there we’l...
Travelling the Karakoram Highway – Part 2
5 October 2012 | Places
Gilgit to the Khunjerab Pass
Maureen and I have been travelling up the Karakoram Highway (KKH) from Islamabad in Pakistan to Kashgar in China. Part 1 took us to the town of Gilgit, this report continues up to the Chinese border.
◄ Shigar Castle’s security guar...