Pakistan, Chello.

This wont mean anything unless you were there.

Madina, The epicenter of backpacker travel in Pakistan.
I think we all got sucked in at least a week or three.

Gulpis, the middle of fucking nowhere, on an election night, stayed in one of the most decrepit filthiest places I have ever stayed.

Checked the register to see how many weeks ago the last foreigner passed through, and found two other lost Australians who signed in only an hour before.
Thats how I met Steele and Amber.
Months on the road: 6(?), Months to go: Indefinite.

Darius and Oshan – Stuck at Madina when I arrived.
Months on the road: 2 years. Months to go: Indefinite.

Ramazan’s only real option, Mutton Karahi and the communal cup.

Dan – Cycled across from the UK (not uncommon), is the current World Record holder for Bog Snorkelling Triathlon (uncommon).

Chris and Larissa – Cycled from Holland, had the koolest bike panniers out of everyone.

Haruna – My personal Japanese tutor for two months, “don-touch-my-moustache”. See you Yemen!

Geoff – Photographer extraordinaire, man behind the photos on my Eid post.
Months on the road: 1 year, Months to go: 6?

Norway (Ulla) – Slept with bedbugs in ‘Pindi for 8 days because the Indian embassy had his passport, thus he couldn’t shift hotels.
Asking to swap rooms didn’t occur to him.


“I’ll have the testes chop chop”

Chamans – Super Deluxe Special


Family photo
Alister, Oshan, Steele, Amber, Darius, Matt

Made in China, I wish I had your photo.
Phillip and Issac, I think you were too ripped to ever make it to dinner.

* * * * *

and the man none of us will ever forget..
Imran Khan!
“Khona Mona!” – “Excuse me sir, you pay now”

7 Responses to “Pakistan, Chello.”

  1. 1 Larissa Prevoo en Chris Boerakker December 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm


    great pics!! Pakistan had a special vibe, we miss it already!

  2. 2 sherabzangpo December 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Wow, great memories, thanks for that Matt! My deepest sympathy to you at this trying time, I also experienced a hate/hate relationship with Pahar Ganj, but it makes you appreciate it all that much more when you get out. At least it isn’t summer I guess. We will be there on Wednesday morning, you still around then? Darius

  3. 3 Amber December 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm


  4. 4 Steele December 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    fuck…that really tugs at the heart strings.

  5. 5 Kristian Scott December 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Looks like good times

  6. 6 Hasan Mubarak December 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I just stumbled across this page and loved your blog and perspectives on Pakistani life. Are you currently in Pakistan?

  7. 7 sophie b December 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    God Jul darling

    puss puss

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