The Karakoram Highway Flood
27 December 2012 | Transport
▲ Cruising the Karakoram Highway
When Maureen and I travelled up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan into China in September we had periodic delays and stoppages. A couple of landslides blocked the road, there were political protests because of that ‘...
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 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...