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by Isobel Shaw

eBook Pakistan Handbook (Moon Handbooks) download ISBN: 1566910692
Author: Isobel Shaw
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub; 2 edition (December 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 660
ePub: 1555 kb
Fb2: 1100 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Asia

Pakistan Handbook suggests well-traveled and relatively unknown routes through the Pakistani countryside. Travelers will appreciate the detailed itineraries for long and short treks across the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalaya. Up-to-date information on lodgings from Sindh to Balochistan and dining options from Punjab to the North-West Frontier Province will answer visitors' questions.
Comments: (3)
My journey home to Pakistan started a little over five years ago when I married a Pakistani national who had immigrated to the United States in the early nineties. The decision to visit my family back home in Lahore City was one that took nearly five years to make. After securing my flight at the height of the summer travel season and I might add the hottest time of year in that part of the Indian subcontinent I desparately sought out the most comprehensive travel guide I could find. Isobel Shaw's book is informative and a godsend to a novice traveller to the Indian subcontinent such as my self. From her descriptions of famous landmarks to the locations of hotels and hospices she gives an accurate account of what to expect. The index of Urdu phrases came in handy on several occasions as I do not speak or read the language and was often dependent on my husband's translating capability. The maps and descriptions of the different regions allowed us to the luxury of travelling to areas of Pakistan I might never have seen otherwise. My only regret is that we were unable to see more of Kashmir than the border checkpoint. Due to my blonde hair and western features the border guards were relunctant to let us in. Perhaps next time I shall be allowed to travel in that region. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Shaw's guidebook to anyone travelling in Pakistan. It is an informative and enjoyable book on the people and the country of Pakistan.
This book can provide plenty of help and guide for anyone traveling to Pakistan, foreigners in particular (she mentioned a few things in Lahore, my hometown, which even I did not know). I picked the book from my father's bookshelf to kill my time and ended up reading all of it. She explains most things about the local culture extremely well, without the usual negative tone that most other authors unconsciously get into (no offence for anyone please).

For me if a book gives you the information that you need and makes you read more than what you initially planned, is a five star, so is this one!
We visited North Pakistan, looking at the archaeology, and this guidebook was excellent- it covered virtually everything.

We ordered it from London, and it arrived very promptly - and cheaper than the price quoted by!