Pakistan is a beautiful country which is blessed by Mother Nature in many astonishing ways. The down to earth nature of the Pakistani people add brownie points to what Pakistan has to offer as a country. From World heritage sites to mighty mountains, and historical forts to protected national parks, Pakistan has got it all.
Inbound Tourism has been increasing in Pakistan despite the many challenges that the country is facing. The reason behind this increase might be the perception-changing experiences that the foreign travelers and bloggers had once they actually traveled to Pakistan.
Here is a list of foreign tourists who have traveled to Pakistan and what they have to say about their experience while visiting the country.
Dr. Zsuzsanna, a Hungarian health care professional
Pakistan is my home. Pakistan means opportunity. I can confidently say, Pakistan is different because of the people.
The health care professional fell in love with Pakistan so much that she decided to actually settle here. Along with health and mind, Pakistan is her favorite subjects. Dr. Zsu is health care professional who has become a performance coach, motivational speaker and a change maker.
She believes that Pakistan is a land of great business potential. She feels that the hospitable nature of the citizens make the country different. This is one reason because of which she decided to permanently reside in the country.
Devika Mittal, a Ph.D. student from India
Visiting Pakistan will be one of the best moments of your life. It will be an overwhelming experience which will be difficult to express in words. But yes there is also a warning that I will share. I will warn Indians that if they go once, they will want to visit again and again.
Devika Mittal is a student and a proactive youth peace activist who came to Pakistan on an International Conference held by University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore. To her travelling to the other side of the border felt “just like home”. Believing that borders are just a physical hindrance, she recommends all Indians to cross the border and visit their neighboring country.
Emily Hauze, an American photographer and blogger
I feel that I am very directly connected to Pakistan. I care about Pakistan because it has become my own.
The American lady who fell in love with Pakistan and the culture of Sindh, is a photographer and blogger by profession. Her love for Pakistan did not just end with her visit to the South Asian country. Even after returning back to America, she tries her best to portray a positive image of Pakistan at every opportunity she gets. Some of her initiatives include promoting Pakistan through her blog and wearing Pakistani clothes back in her home country. Whenever someone speaks in a negative manner about Pakistan, she feels wretched as if they disrespected America.
Liz Norman, Australian nature lover and community art director
It is a very peaceful and friendly country where people literally go out of their way to help you.
This lady from the land renowned for kangaroo not only believes in getting close to the nature but doing so on a motorbike. Despite the threats associated with Pakistan, she specially came to Pakistan so that she could travel on a motorbike along the Karakoram Highway. She found Pakistan as a mind-blowing, peaceful, beautiful country to visit. Moreover, she believes that the country is amazing and safe, totally opposite of what media talks about.
Vasant Dave, an Indian author
People with Promise.
Vasant is another Indian on board to share their experience about the other side of the border. He is the author of a historical novel “Trade winds to Meluhha” which is set in ancient Mesopotamia & Indus Valley Civilization. On his visit to Pakistan to attend the Harappa International Conference, he sensed that he was among strangers who were happy to see him. He saw a big dream in the eyes of Pakistani youngsters, who wanted to pursue their aims.
One common thing that all of these travelers have to say is that Pakistan is beautiful, peace loving country. The media tries to evaluate Pakistan on the threats that it faces. It does not tell the other side of the story. These foreigners’ experiences in Pakistan speaks volumes about the hospitality of the local people and prove that the country has much more to offer than just security threats.
Pakistan is a country which is itself is a wonder. It will amaze you on each step that you take. From mountains to deserts, from alluring rivers and lakes to mesmerizing beaches, Pakistan has got it all. If you have more stories to share about your trip to Pakistan, then do share it with us in the comment below and help to correct the stereotypes that people have against Pakistan and Pakistanis.
This post is submitted by Jovago Pakistan