2006-05-15

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Good Cops (Driving in Pakistan pt 3)

So, I've got my very own police escort. Who da Man? What was to follow was my worst day and my greatest evening in Pakistan.

The police car finally arrives, basically your average pick up truck with a couple of uniformed police men on benches in the back with semi automatic guns. Nothing to worry about.

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2006-05-05

//Permalink 08:58:03 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 24 words  

Map UPDATE !

My brother Ib has updated my MAP - so that you can check out where I have spent the last couple of months..

regards
Max

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2006-05-02

//Permalink 01:36:07 pm, Categories: Pakistan, 1028 words  

Good Cop (Driving in Pakistan pt 2)

It was night when I rode into Sukkur. No - this is not the start of a cheezy western, it's the continuing accounts of my motorcyle riding in Pakistan.

Just before the sun sets, all the bugs come out. What do I know of what they do, eat? Mate? Hang around and get hammered while they wait to get smashed by oncoming motorcyclists?

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//Permalink 12:06:32 pm, Categories: Pakistan, 1820 words  

Driving in Pakistan pt I

Except for that little stretch of dust and gravel between the Pakistani border and Lahore, I was quite impressed by the standard of the roads in Pakistan. All the way southwards from Lahore were two-lane freeway in each direction. I asked some people I met in Lahore about what to expect and they only replied, "...well, everything is under construction". Turns out it is, so every few kilometers you have to switch lanes and team up with oncoming traffic. No problem, the surfaces are smooth and Pakistani truckdrivers are not as eager as their Indian counterparts to arrange your meeting with the great beyond.

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2006-04-24

//Permalink 04:35:25 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], Iran, 67 words  

Picture update !

I have now updated the picture section with the rest of the pictures from Pakistan and then some from Iran.

I am probably uploading too many, (especially considering the time it is taking me) - endless pictures of roads might bore some of you - but it might serve of interest to others - at least it gives you an idea of what I am experiencing along the way.

yours

//Permalink 02:20:15 pm, Categories: Pakistan, 941 words  

An evening in Lahore

Lahore is a nice city. I'm not sure what I had expected, but I do admit that my impression of Pakistan and the Pakistanis was a little more on the hostile side. Known for burning flags as a national sport and providing the Taliban with moral and finacial support - I was very pleasently surprised to be proven utterly wrong.

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2006-04-23

//Permalink 03:10:30 pm, Categories: Iran, 54 words  

Latest News

Hello, I have made some updates on Amritsar and the entry into Pakistan. I am currently enjoying myself in Esfahan in Iran. I got my 7 day transit visa extended in Shiraz by two weeks - Yey!

Here is a picture of me on the saltplains on the way from Kerman to Shiraz. More will follow.

Saltplains in Iran

//Permalink 02:53:33 pm, Categories: Pakistan, 1185 words  

Border crossing

The Pakistani border is about 30km from Amritsar and there was not a lot of traffic. There is still alot of bad blood between the two countries, and travel for their citizens is restricted. I could however, cruise along - the highway all to myself.

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Amritsar

I had some days to spend in Amritsar. Amritsar is the holy city of the Sikhs - containing their beatiful Golden Temple. Amritsar was also the location of one an important historical event in Indian history, a gathering and subsequent slaughter of hundreds of Indians, fueling their fight for Independance from England.

"I think it quite possible that I could have dispersed the crowd without firing but they would have come back again and laughed, and I would have made, what I consider, a fool of myself." — Dyer's response to the Hunter Commission Enquiry.
(The troops were commanded by British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer).

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2006-04-11

//Permalink 07:02:03 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], 101 words  

Latest News from Pakistan

Hello everyone!

I hope that you are enjoying your Easter holidays? I am in Lahore at the moment, having crossed the border from India to Pakistan with my Enfield. Pakistan seems to be a nice place, the hospitality I've met so far is overwhelming.

I'll leave Lahore tomorrow, heading southwards to Bahawalpur. I'll give you and update on my stay in Amritsar and Lahore (hopefully) in a few days.

In the meantime you can check out the pictures I have uploaded today from Shimla, Amritsar, the border, and Lahore. You will also find some miscallaneous pictures from on the road here.

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