We give you an impression of Pakistan through signs, billboards and intriguing texts Coen photographed during our visit there.

For all 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.

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, the language was mind-boggling. Fortunately, in some places we found English texts as well.

Tourism and 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.

Road Signs

Other Signs

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4 thoughts on “Signboards in Pakistan

  1. It’s interesting that how sings can be different in two neighboring countries, each telling its unique stories.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. hi !
    good post ; it’s very rare to find a travel blog that includes a HUMOR section ( ours do !!! ) and , very often , people do not realize that extremely funny signs and situations do occur in certain countries , not only with people and circunstances but even with SIGNS !!!
    I agree when travel blogs show how REALLY a country is- – – – – and you do it !
    congratulations for your good work

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