Eid-ul-Fitr Across Cultures: Celebrating Around the World

For many Muslims around the world, today marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, a month of fasting, reflection and spiritual upliftment. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to give thanks to the blessed month...

Swirling Sufis: An Urs Festival in Pakistan

Even though I never could have predicted what traveling in Pakistan would REALLY be like, I have to say I didn’t imagine thatI would end up attending multiple “death day” celebrations. During the four...
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Cycling Across Northern Pakistan as a Solo Woman

Pakistan – when you hear this name, what comes to your mind? For me, I am reminded of breath-taking nature, hospitable people, and a country in which I spent six months traveling solo at...
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The Magnificent “Petra of Pakistan”

Often reported negatively by international media sources, Pakistan has been off the tourist radar for decades. Thanks to its notorious history and the country’s war against terror, tourism was entirely off limits until a...
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The Third Pole Thaw: The Climate Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

When we talk about climate change, we tend to focus on rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, abnormal weather, and melting glaciers at the poles. Mostly, we hear warnings about the threats facing island systems...

The Pathway to Peshawar

Throughout history, Peshawar, Pakistan, has gone through many changes. It has been an imperial capital, a base for the Mujahideen, and a center of trade, education, and religion. Persians, Macedonians, Arabs, Afghans, Sikhs, and...

Journeys Across the Silk Road

Photographer Matjaž Krivic might not compare himself to Marco Polo, but the two share something in common — a route. Matjaž was selling dreams to other people at a travel agency before he first journeyed...

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