Sunday, 6 November 2016

This Pakistani Visited Whole Pakistan by Taking Lifts Only

Meet Warish Ranjha, a guy from Pakistan who just set an amazing and kind of humorous yet adventurous record in Pakistan. He started his Hitchhiking Journey across Pakistan where his mission was to travel throughout Pakistan by taking lifts from others. It took him 20 days to travel some 5100 kilometers across Pakistan where he visited 31 major cities and towns of Pakistan including Islamabad, Taxilla, Tarbela, Kamra, Attock, Khanpur, Haripur/Havelian, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battgraam, Besham, Dasu, Samnala, Chillas, Jagroth, Shakargoth, Gilgit, Nomal, Rahimabad, Chattyal, Gonar, Jehlum, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sukker, Karachi and Hub.

Here's what he had to say about his journey, Do give it a read:

The most amazing tour of my life finally comes to an end. Hitchhiked all across Pakistan and had the most memorable time with people all across. It was made even more memorable because of the month of Ramadan. I can now proudly say that I have had the honor of celebrating Ramadan with people (strangers) all across Pakistan.Although the tour had to come to an abrupt end because I fell ill in Karachi, it still met all the milestones, that I set for myself.

I although honestly wish I could continue it further to Quetta and Chitral but I couldn't (due to sickness) and these two cities were surely missed.The road has taught me a lot. Meeting people daily, good and bad, both, have taught me a lot.

I have seen thousands of faces, some on the verge of giving up, some frustrated, some deep in sadness, some happiest of them all and some totally content with life. And each and everyone of them, I wont ever forget. I have met hundreds of people in this small time, each with his/her own story. These stories will surely impact me throughout my life.

I've seen true happiness. I've seen and felt true loneliness. I've seen true anger and frustration and I've felt true contentment.It has been a diverse experience for me overall, just like the land of Pakistan is so diverse.There have been times when I literally cried, to times when I was lost, to times of frustration, to times of true happiness.I've learnt that true HAPPINESS is always shared no matter what the circumstances maybe.

I've learnt that 'The Road' is the real teacher, so TRAVEL.I've learnt that to see, to feel, to witness something incredible you have to get out of your comfort zone, so get out of your silly boring lives and your pre-defined comfort zones and witness the miracles.Love everyone, Live, Forgive, Smile and Travel. 

It must have been tough as well as fun for him to do such a crazy adventure. While it seems a bad idea to travel with strangers like this (as most of us believe), it also shows that trust does prevail in the society and it is safe to travel with strangers too.

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