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    Nanga Parbat – A different kind of adventure (by Zofia)

    Nanga Parbat is a must-see while visiting Pakistan. To have this amazing view, we took one of the most dangerous roads in Asia and a short trek to Fairy Meadows. The road wasn’t built by a government, but by local jeep drivers. And they maintain it as well. Theoretically, you can ride a motorcycle there, but it’s just not right. We decided to take a…

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    Pakistani spectators (by Zofia)

    One of the first things you need to get used to in Pakistan are crowds of staring people around you. The sight of tourists is still not common here. Seeing a tall, blond woman with a big motorcycle, even less. It is like a magnet for curious Pakistani eyes. Without a shade of embarrassment, they will come close, a meter away from you, and will…

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    Pakistan: Escort through Balochistan (by Zofia)

    When I was planning this trip, after some research, it turned out that I would be going through Pakistan. I was “a bit” concerned. “Pakistan’ sounded threatening to me, recalling war and terrorism. I knew there is one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Karakoram Highway. But how to get there in one piece? After months of preparations and the trip…

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    The Kashmir Loop

    After the spectacular ride over the high Himalayan passes, we spent one week in Leh and enjoyed the rich Tibetan culture and the scenic nature in the high plateau of Ladakh. Zofia wanted to ride further northeast to the Chinese/Tibetan border over the Umling la pass (5880m), but that was definitely too much for the van. So we split up for 2 weeks and I…

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    The Leh-Manali Highway

    It was a difficult decision to take the road from Manali to Leh. Its average elevation is more than 4.000m and its highest point is 5.328m. My van is not made for this altitude, and internet research and most other experienced overlanders recommended not to go. But I decided to give it a try. And as I was already on 4.600m in Pakistan, I knew…

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    India, my India

    Since I can think I have a very strong connection to India. I was only four years old when my parents brought me the first time to this diverse country in 1983.   Also my father had a powerful connection to India. He traveled extensively around the country, studied the culture and religion and spent quite a time in ashrams and yoga centers, to find…