By DH Koester

Trails, Rails and Rivers

It used to be 1994 and the 3rd of 9 trips within the “And There i used to be” series---Pakistan, China. An audacious project, the author’s direction took him north throughout the middle of Pakistan to the North West Frontier and the Northern parts, lands inhabited by way of fierce tribal clans who in the course of the centuries had repelled the world’s maximum armies. as soon as there, a crossing of the world's optimum highway around the Karakoram Mountains down into Western China, then touring the breadth of the country---over 1000 miles by way of rail, fifteen hundred through boat down the amazing Yangtze. holiday bread and objective perform with the Pashtuns, pass Shandur go via jeep on a goat path with gun-toting, drug-crazed Iqbal. stopover at the endangered Kalash tribe, descendants of Alexander the good. event the distant Silk course industry of Kashi, black fowl soup and a ghost urban at the Yangtze. Commune with completely preserved thousand yr previous mummies then take a seat on a mountain hillside discussing humanity, lifestyles and the realm with a bit village lady who speaks 3 languages and aspires to alter the world.

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