Offering a unique insight into Pakistan's superb scenery, fascinating history and hospitable and passionate people, this book is a richly textured and vivid account of Jill Worrall's extensive travels in a country often badly misunderstood in the West, especially since September 11.
Almost always in the company of long-term friend and travel companion, Pakistani Mujahid Ali Khan, with whom she has a close but sometimes combustible working relationship, Jill has encountered aspects of Pakistan not normally seen by Westerners.
Her experiences include being the special guest at a wedding in the Shangri-La setting of Hunza, spending a week riding a camel through the remote Baluchistan Desert, becoming a fan of Pakistan's Lollywood movies, and floating in a boat down the Indus. She has travelled under armed guard to the legendary Khyber Pass and retraced the steps of Buddhist pilgrims and traders along one of the ancient silk routes.
Jill's determination to experience as much as possible of this fascinating, but often trouble-torn land leads to her having to cope with some significant cultural differences as well as language difficulties. But her sense of humour remains paramount, making this travel memoir not just thought provoking, but also highly entertaining.