Sohail Abid

Backpacking across the world on a Pakistani passport

Hun Lahore Ae!

“Hun Lahore ae!” he would shout, informing the driver that everything was at peace, the wagon was full.

Day 3 in Uzbekistan: A Dead Sea Will Haunt You

Called one of the world’s worst environmental disasters, this is Aral Sea. The corpse of Aral Sea, to be correct….

Day 2 in Uzbekistan: Puttar Hor Kha

There are two ways to backpack across Uzbekistan. 1. You start at Tashkent and make your way to the west,…

More muslim than others

So I met this Turkish origin backpacker in Tashkent who wanted to do the whole stans-trip and was going to…

Day 1 in Uzbekistan: Tashkent Tashkent

Seeing me carrying nothing but a backpack, at least two people have already asked me to check-in their “over-the-limit” baggage…

The accident

There are no heroes in life. An accident is going to damage you. Drive safe.

Folklore exists because we miss our loved ones

My mother used to make these; I do this when I miss her.

The Modern Man

Going for the whole day to sit at a desk and coming back after dark, it’s not really very fulfilling. It seemed fascinating when we graduated but it doesn’t anymore.

No, it cannot be said

‘I may be committing a blasphemy here,’ she said and then paused for a while as if reconsidering her choice of words.

The national cannot describe the regional

There are things that are only being said in the regional languages. There are things that could only be written by a regional writer.

My Homeland Is Where I Breathe

We were smoking a joint. Me, a US-returned Kenyan artist, and a Norwegian nutritionist working in Ethiopia. The Kenyan artist…

3G Coverage Map for Pakistan

I didn’t really like the 3G coverage maps provided by the telecom operators, so I created one.

© 2018 Sohail Abid.