Pakistan (Summer 1970)

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In the summer of 1970, one of my brothers, a friend , and me, we drove from France to Pakistan. We entered Pakistan from the South-West, across the border with Iran at the small town of Taftan in Baluchistan. We drove to Quetta, next through the Sulaiman mountains (NE of Quetta), then across the Indus valley to Lahore and Rawalpindi. From there we went to the Kaghan Valley up to Babusar Pass (4175m). We returned to Rawalpindi, drove to Peshawar, and crossed into Afghanistan at Khyber Pass.

 

Scenes from the Baluchistan desert:

- Our Renault 4L trying to cool down

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- An improbable cyclist

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- A man and his son

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- A nomad camp

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Sulaiman mountains:

- Our car sinking in the mud

4L-in-mud

 

- A bus

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- Playing macho (no longer recommended)

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- In a village

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People encountered along the road to Lahore

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truck

 

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Wrestling competition

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Village near the Indus

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Fruit stand

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Pastry shop

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Street scenes in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar

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Wedding in Lahore

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Kaghan Valley

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It was a bit too rough for our 4L

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At Babusar Pass with two Swiss

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Fort at Khyber Pass

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