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...
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...
Travelling the Karakoram Highway – Part 1
2 October 2012 | Places
Islamabad to Gilgit
Way back in 1992 I made up a 15 line ‘must do’ list, I don’t think the word ‘bucket list’ had been invented yet. I visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia later that year and put the first tick beside the list. In 1992 Cambodia was still not a totally safe...
16 September 2012 | Places
I’ve been in Mumbai and Delhi in India helping the newest Lonely Planet office – Lonely Planet India – launch their first 10 guidebooks ‘for the Indian Traveller.’ They’re in English, but specifically developed for the rapidly growing Indian overseas travel market. Fr...