Here is an impression of Pakistan through signs, billboards and intriguing texts Coen photographed during our six-month journey in this fascinating country.
For all the sites Pakistan charges foreigner fees. While there may be arguments in favor of this policy, I don’t think it’s fair to charge the French more for the Moenjadaro site as France heavily sponsors the maintenance of this archaeological site.
Another unpleasant surprise was when we couldn’t leave the guesthouse for a couple of days due to unrest in the area.
A Feeling of Home
Some signs connected us with our home: the Netherlands. We visited the consul in Karachi only weeks before its permanent closure.
Like in Iran, we couldn’t read anything in the local script, Urdu. Fortunately, in some places we found English texts as well.
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Tourism & Foreign Influences
Especially north Pakistan, with all its mountains and rural life, is a fantastic region to travel. We loved the signs and explanations we encountered on mountain walls in the northern areas.
Western food is penetrating the Pakistani market, but with its own touch or so it seems.