The Valley of Old Storytellers August 12th 2007 Mingora/ Saidu Sharif
The Sound of One Hand Shaking
The third century Buddhist sites and museum's trove of Ghandaran stone capitals, busts and architectural pieces occupy a few hours in the late afternoon. A hike into the hills of Saidu Sharif next morning is complicated by a lack of posted signs and easily rectified by a young boy who sees me poking around a rocky outcrop, also the roof of his ... read more
Asia » Pakistan » Swat Valley The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disput... ... read more
READER'S DISCRETION ADVISED
BLOGS MAY CONTAIN SUGGESTIVE SCENES AND COURSE LANGUAGE
NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF THE UNWITTING
THE CONTENTS OF THIS BLOG ARE IN FACT ENTIRELY FICTIONAL.
ANY SEMBLANCE TO REAL PEOPLE AND PLACES IS ENTIRELY COINCIDENTAL.
... full info