Why is travel important
24 April 2013
posted by Salman Rashid @ 10:05 AM,
- At April 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Nayyar Julian said...
WOW! You seem to have been every where. Do you always travel on bike?
- At April 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Salman Rashid said...
I seriously wish I had been everywhere in Pakistan! But the truth is there are so many very interesting places in Balochistan where I have not been. I long for the ease of once again being able to just go travelling in that province. But I have not always travelled by motorcycle. I first discovered this mode of transportation in 1984 and for two years had a great time riding around much of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Then it was other means.
I reverted to a motorcycle last October with a two-week ride through Kashmir. It was great fun because unlike being in a car, you see more of the country. This is because, one, you are in the open and secondly you travel at a more leisurely speed. Also the way so many country roads are in Punjab, it would be silly to take my car there and get it busted. I also realised on the trip to Ketas that on those pot-holed roads, at 30 km/h I was faster than all the fancy cars.
The motorcycle also gives me the freedom to get off the road whenever I fancy. This is far greater room than a jeep would ever permit me.
- At April 25, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Nayyar Julian said...
Thanks you sir.
- At April 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM, Carol Yates Wilkerson said...
No matter where we live in the world, we all have to be careful and alert to our surroundings. That said, it's so wonderful to get out and really experience our own neighborhoods and local areas. As Dorothy says in "The Wizard of Oz", "There's no place like home". Beauty is in your own backyard.
- At May 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Hi Carol, I have been around. But to tell you the truth even though i enjoyed my travels abroad, I never seem to get enough of Pakistan - my own backyard. This is still a place of anxiety making travels, of the unexpected cropping up out of nothing, of some kindness from stangers that will bring tears to your eyes.
- At August 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Adnan Alam Awan said...
I belong to central salt range (soon sakesar),,in my early childhood i used to go on some hills for adventure and always had the fascination what is beyond, usually i thought nothing. Later during my university times, i developed my skills to cross some areas, usually one day tracks. I tried to travel wherever i could manage. I conclude that i learned more during my travels than any other source. The persons who travell are additionally blessed that is sometime difficult to explain to others.
- At August 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Very true observation, Adnan. Keep safe and remain blessed.
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