Wait, what? Pakistan? Who goes to Pakistan?? And to ride a scooter, no less?!?
Perhaps its not your typical tourist destination, but by all accounts, it is a hidden jewel that is overlooked by most. For the past several years, my friend Moin Khan has organized and led motorcycle tours in Pakistan, up the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad into the Himalayas, all the way to the Chinese border and back. Several people I know who have gone on his tours have come back raving about the ride, the people, and the scenery. However, Moin doesn't just ride motorcycles, he also owns a VBB, which he rode on the same route all by himself several years ago, so it absolutely is something that can be done on a Vespa... and here's the video he made of that ride:
Brook and I are flying out on the 4th of September, arriving the 5th, and our tour starts on the 8th. I'll post updates here as I'm able to (Internet access is kind of hit and miss in the rural areas of the country), because I want to share this amazing journey with the rest of you, and provide you with a window into a different part of the world that you normally don't get to see up close and personal. I'm looking forward to seeing what experiences await us there, and I hope you'll enjoy living vicariously through our adventures.
For more information about Moin's tours, including an hour-long film he made of one of his tours a few years ago, please visit his website, A Different Agenda: