Karakoram Pictures

Friday, 19 October 2012


petrol station signOur 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 they featured a ‘mosque.’ Sometimes the description was a slightly less impressive ‘prayer room.’ They also often featured that very British-school feature, a ‘tuck shop.’ Sometimes spelt ‘tuk shop.’


If there was a truth in advertising award along the way the Rakaposhi View Hotel could certainly have claimed it. See my KKH Part 2 report for the view of the 7885metre mountain. ▼
Rakaposhi View

▲ Sost, the last town before the Khunjerab Pass and the Chinese border, even featured this departimental store although another sign claimed it was merely a deprtimetal store.

Pakistani truck

▲ Pakistani trucks are often wonderful works of art.

Marijuana◄ And the roadside patches of marijuana in the Hunza Valley are pretty impressive as well.

Altun Orda
▲ For over the top extravagance it was hard to beat the Altun Orda restaurant in Kashgar, unfortunately the food didn’t match the décor.