is seen by many as a "failed state" and is considered an unsafe
touristical destination for European travelers. Therefore it
might be hard to
believe for some that in the past it was no problem to
travel around Pakistan,
especially before the first Gulf War.
Except for the "tribal areas", regions with no governmental authority
that were no-go areas for tourists, the whole country was well suited
for individual traveling. Public traffic is good and there are
plenty of places to stay or eat for the traveler with a little
experience. Next to wild nature there is a large cultural inheritance
from the civilizations prior to the british colonization.
On the other side there is large poverty, in the cities and in the
remote areas. And exactly those who have knowledge and power to change
this, benefit by maintaining the status quo.
Particularly because of the recent developments, I like to draw
attention to this beautiful country by way of a photo gallery. Not in the first place for the
quality of the pictures, but as a small counterbalance for the
unfavourable reputation that Pakistan has got for a lot of people.
To go to the gallery: click here.