Where did the last few weeks go?
Snowed in at a mountain pass, towns with no electricity, towns with no internet, towns with no veggies.
4×4 only roads, blankets ontop of sleeping bags, nights of nearby gunfire, showers by candle light.
Riding on the back of too many trucks, wearing local getup and Madina Guest House Gilgit.
Multiple posts lined up and I’ll drip feed them when I can.
So tonight we are locked in the Hostel, the local elections have just been held and not everyone agrees with the winners.
Afternoon streets were of full of burning tyres and town went into lockdown. Shops closed up, and curfew in force.
Mosque evening ‘Call to Prayer screeches across town speakers and the whole scene is quite eery.
Hostel is located in a mixed Suni/Shiite area so its relatively safe, but we can here a mixture of gunfire from all around. Some celebratorty, and some not so celebratory.
Traveling in Pakistan is fine.