Very readable account of the life (and death) of Victorian explorer, George Hayward, with lots of “probably”s thrown into a history of The Great Game in the far west of China and the Princely States that the British Empire ceded to Pakistan and India, combined with a whodunnit murder mystery. After a short biography covering … Continue reading “Murder in the Hindu Kush – Tim Hannigan”
Taken by Rob and now available on his Rob’s Journeys Flickr pages. So we get to enjoy his Skardu adventures (vicariously at least).
… and available in my imaginatively named “Hindu Kush Adventure” set on Flickr. Day 1 (28 September 2006): Depart London on overnight BA flight to Islamabad Day 2 (29 September 2006): Arrive Islamabad, drive to Peshawar Day 3 (30 September 2006): Peshawar Day 4 (01 October 2006): Khyber Steam Train up the Khyber Pass Day … Continue reading “Hindu Kush Adventure – Photos finished”
Home from my 18 days on the Hindu Kush Adventure – shared plenty of both in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province and Northern Areas with a bunch of crazy ladies (Ali, Amanda, Ann, Annie, Joan, Thelma, Trisha) , and honourary ‘girl’ Rob, with Benedict, Stan and Zafar guiding the way. It’s a really beautiful part … Continue reading “Back from the high Hindu Kush”
I’ve been looking for a Big Trip for later this year for ages, and having re-read World Expeditions‘ Central Asia and Iran offerings I wasn’t so convinced that they were right for me. So back to the drawing board (aka going online), I took a look through my “Planning” links, and returned to the Wild … Continue reading “Hindu Kush Adventure”