Monday, November 15, 2010

On the way to Gilgit - Karakorum Highway

The bus, our sons Andreas and Thomas, and me (with headscarf), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, May 2009

Road work by hand, Karakorum Highway, Pakistan, May 2009

It's hard to tell, but I really liked our travel on the Karakorum Highway and in the mountains of the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan). First we just planed this part as a way to go on land to China. Then it was so interesting, so far away, the landscape, this street above the Indus river, the high mountains. Wow! We visited incredible friendly and hospitable people in remote villages and came close to the Nanga Parbat.

Some impressions on video:

Of course this country has big problems. But not everywhere. At the time of our travel Gilgit-Baltistan was o.k.

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