Dream: Roam All Around Pakistan

I am having this dream for quite some time now: to wander all around Pakistan once before getting married… :)

And I hope to turn this dream into reality any time now. I am planning for it these days: getting things done, finishing client projects, and buying necessary stuff. It will be quite an experience. I have got a special domain ready to post pictures, videos, and text about the places where I will visit during the tour.

I still haven’t decided by what means I will be traveling. What about a motorcycle?

I dont think any of my friends will be ready to go with me. So most probably I will be alone. Lets see. I will keep you updated!

22 Comments

Fariha Akhtar July 23, 2008 Reply

Bike…u crazy?? Fuel prices r high! A smart alternative could be an oont a.k.a camel :P

Sohail July 23, 2008 Reply

Fariha – fuel prices are not as high to stop one from perusing one’s dreams…

Ali Raza Shaikh July 24, 2008 Reply

…. wander all around pakistan once before getting married? What’s the problem with a married couple goes for Tour De Pakistan, isn’t that more enjoyable? :P

Azeem July 24, 2008 Reply

Ahh – just like Che Guevara. I just got back from Pakistan (I’m from UK) and it was great – but the heat was crazy!!

Sohail July 24, 2008 Reply

Ali – When you get married you want to go to decent/nice/safe places only. What I plan is to capture every town that comes along, to eat in chappar-hotels, to stay where I can get a place.

Azeem – Yeah, just like Che Guevara… ;)

Munir July 28, 2008 Reply

Traveling alone with freedom would be a great fun!

All the best, Sohail!

Ali Raza Shaikh July 28, 2008 Reply

Ahan! even this is more enjoyable for a couple :P

Asif Abbas Khan August 3, 2008 Reply

go for it buddy

make sure to stop by the shrines on the way, wish for the good of everyone, incl yourself

be sure to be lightly packed, and not carry too much money or look like you got alot of money :)

halaat tora both se kharab hai

good travel :)

PS : all pakistani people feel free to add Asifk88@hotmail.com

im a 20 year old pakistani living in copenhagen denmark, wanting more contact with my beloved country :)

Mubbashir August 29, 2008 Reply

Still planing? Enough said when are you leaving?

Wishing the very best.

Sohail August 30, 2008 Reply

@ Mubbashir: Let the cool days arrive… :)

Muhammad Usman Ghani September 20, 2008 Reply

Bhaee, for your tour de Pakistan you’re always welcome at karachi

Zeeshan September 20, 2008 Reply

Go for it i have some todo in my list and of course before i get tied too..

aMmAr September 26, 2008 Reply

Smart thinking Sohail. You should most definitely go for it before walking down the aisle :P

I could not help myself but noticed that this pic in the post is taken from the movie; ‘Motor cylce diaries’ one of m favorites. I dont know if you are aware of the fact that after the motorcycle tour with his friend; the second year medical student Fuzer was transformed in to the great leader Che Guevara. What are your chances ;) ??

Sohail September 26, 2008 Reply

@Zeeshan: trying to go…

@aMmAr: Thats a great movie and my favorite too… My chances are more likely to become a hermit ;)

AamirRaz October 6, 2008 Reply

the pic reminds me of, of course, The Motorcycle Diaries :)

AamirRaz October 6, 2008 Reply

To Sohail:

“Hazaro~ khuwahishe~ esi, ke har khuwahish pe dam nikle” :)

Momekh October 30, 2008 Reply

Nice. Touring PK on a bike… it sounds fun.
That is pretty much about as fun as it will get.
:)
Apart from the hurdles of letting your friends and family actually let you go on something like this, there will definitely be a period where you will feel sick of it and this passion will look just like that ugly little thing we call ‘work’. It will become boring, tiring and just plain ol’ useless.

It is then, my friend, that you will need more than just your intention on going on something like this. I hope that you are ready when that phase hits. But from all that I have gathered, this will effectively change your outlook on life. Completely.

I have a stupid cycle that I bought some months back (I plan to go from LHR to ISB on it, that pales in comparison to your plan of Pakistan!!).

Although I still plan to take this trip (like I said before, this is not as big a deal as your intended plan), the who passion thing is definitely gone right now. Why would I take it? What would I gain from it blah blah blah. analysis paralysis to the max.

Good luck bhai, good luck.

Momekh October 30, 2008 Reply

And speaking of 37 Signals, I did mention them earlier in my review of Suzuki Mehran at http://caradvice.pk :P

Muhammad Bilal January 30, 2009 Reply

Sounds like fun, not a bad idea. However going alone is not looking so good. You should take someone with you. Its all about the company, atleast I would not go alone anywhere. I like to stay with friends. Hope to see your dream becoming a reality.

Layla February 27, 2009 Reply

See documentaries called Long Way Round or Long Way Down … although it is a great thing to do a bike tour, you should not go alone. You’d be safer to have at least one more person with you, in case you get sick or you bike breaks. I’ve been thinking about doing something similar, but I am still collecting a crew ’cause nowadays such adventures should be taken with serious caution. And make sure that you get a safe bike :)

DC July 20, 2011 Reply

Are you still trying to do a tour of Pakistan? I am interested in something like this.

I am 30 years old, from Poland. I am currently touring Indian Kashmir/Jammu.

I would like to visit Pakistan, but having trouble finding information useful for motorcycle riders. Specifically, I can’t find even one place that rents motorcycles…

Any help and advice would be most welcome!

Thank you.

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