The end of the road November 18th 2008 In relaying our experiences of Pakistan, certain aspects of daily life got overlooked, simply because they became so commonplace. Power cuts became increasingly frequent, and by the time we reached Lahore 'load shedding' was every other hour, on the hour, across the country. Whilst this was an inconvenience for us, for residents and businesses it must have been a nightmare. Thankfully, at the time ... read more
Asia » Pakistan » Islamabad 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
We are about to embark on an overland trip to India. We are going by train to Moscow, catching one of the 'Silk Route' expresses to Bishkek, capitol of Kyrgyzstan. From here its buses, first to Kashgar in Xingjiang, north west China,then along the Karakoram Highway To Pakistan, and finally to India.
We're both 60, with an ever-growing family of children and grandchildren. We're going to be away for about a year, so watch this space for updates!... full info