The Streets of Pakistan

As you can tell by the title of this post, I have finally started sorting through photos of my recent trip to Pakistan and I am so excited to share it all with you!

This country, which my parents are from is one that is full of diverse cultures, a rich history and delicious food. Although I wasn’t born in Pakistan, I did move here when I was only 6 months old. I lived there for about 6 years in a town called Rabwah (now known as Chenab Nagar) which is located next to the River Chenab in the province of Punjab. The country itself is located in South Asia and is the 6th most populous in the world with over 197 million people! Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan Streets of PakistanStreets of Pakistan Streets of PakistanPakistani Streets

Getting to Chenab Nagar from the airport in Lahore is an experience in itself. Most of the highway is nicely paved, however as soon as you get off it, well let’s just say you won’t ever forget it. It’s probably one of the bumpiest rides ever. To top that all off, I have to warn you, if you ever visit, don’t sit in the front! And if you are thinking you can drive there, you can’t. Trust me…you just.can’t.Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan

Here, everyone has the right of way, the donkey carts carrying fresh fruits and vegetables, the friends on the motorcycle, the kid on a bicycle going to school, the family on the rikshaw, the people walking to get groceries and you, the passenger in the car trying to get to your apartment. Driving here, you have to know how to maneuver around all of that. And just when you think you couldn’t possibly drive through a truck carrying sugar cane on one side and a bus full of passengers on the other side, you do. You SOME HOW do. lolStreets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan Streets of PakistanStreets of Pakistan

Here is a clip my brother in law took while walking through the bazaar in the afternoon rush.

Crazy right? Try walking over to the other side of the road! haha All this plus more (like seeing my family and eating delicious food every day) is what makes Pakistan fun for me. Every time I go, I have new experiences whether it’s eating cow’s brain (mughz) for the first time or seeing a historical landmark that I haven’t seen before. I always come back having unforgettable memories and I am looking forward to sharing some of them with you in the coming weeks and months.Streets of Pakistan Streets of Pakistan

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  1. Such an incredible insight into a country that many people are not familiar with. I loved going through your photos and got a feel for what life is like in Pakistan!

  2. This is definitely a place I’d love to visit! I really enjoyed your little tour. And yes, Asian traffic has its own rules 😀

    • tayonthemove Reply

      Yea, the traffic has it’s own charm. haha thanks for stopping by as always! 🙂

  3. I’d absolutely love to visit Pakistan, but it’s somewhere that I consistently hear people who are from there or who have family from there say is too dangerous and even they don’t always feel safe going. I’m not one to be put off by government travel warnings, but those comments have made me a little wary. What is your perception of the dangers of travelling there?

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  5. Oh I so wanna go to Pakistan! It is such an interesting country. A good friend of mine grew up there and is always telling me stories about Pakistan and the place she grew up in… I hope that one day I can accompany her to meet her folks and see the country myself 🙂

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