Wanderlust and globetrotting can take you anywhere. The urge to enjoy and explore can never be fulfilled and this is why people flock to Pakistan, one of the naturally gifted country, to make the most out of their experience and to stop craving of that wanderlust.
To make people, around the world, aware about how beautiful and safe Pakistan is, a couple from Germany left the confines of their luxury homes to pay this country a visit. Elisabeth Hartmann and Christian Nieth trotted around 15 countries and are in India, right now. The couple has been on road in their Volkswagen camper van, since a long time. They, initially, didn’t intend to visit Pakistan but were motivated to visit after the beautiful portrait of Pakistan was presented to them by a Turkish hitchhiker they met.
“He called it one of the most beautiful countries he had ever traveled through. This greatly piqued our interest and we decided to add Pakistan to the list.”
They were sure they wanted to visit Pakistan, when they met the members of Motor Club of Pakistan. The Motor Club team was making a round trip from Pakistan by their travelling from Iran to Turkey and back. Razi Nayyar, the President of Motor Club of Pakistan, helped the couple in getting visa when they were having trouble to get it. As soon as they reached Pakistan, every problem they had faced vanished into the thin air, and made their experience a memorable one.
Elizabeth remembers her experience as;
“When crossing the border into Pakistan from Iran, there seemed to be a paradigm shift in almost every facet. Everything from black and gray turned to pink and green. Pakistan was more colorful. And not just that, the hospitality was overwhelming.
“We’ve enjoyed the drive through Baluchistan and never felt insecure.”
The image the world has portrayed of Pakistan or the image they had in minds vanished as soon as they witnessed the cultural diversity and the colourful attitude of the population.
The beautiful couple from Germany concluded their journey as;
“We’ve enjoyed a wonderful 9 weeks in Pakistan: meeting great people, trying delicious food, discovering historical places and being amazed by the country’s natural beauty. To all the strangers who became friends and the countless helpful and friendly people we met along the way: we’re forever grateful for your hospitality and the unforgettable time we had. We’re off to India now and are looking forward to many new adventures which are yet to come… “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
This is the beauty of Pakistan; that whoever comes to visit it falls in love with the beauty, serenity, and the air of affection this nation has for the foreigners.