"Sensory Overload - Karachi" Top 5 Page for this destination Karachi by JessH
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I was invited together with my fiance John and 2 friends of mine to attend a wedding in Karachi. This was our first trip to Pakistan and certainly was a great experience!
After booking our flights wit PiA (they have the most convenient flight schedule from Dubai) and applying for our visit visas, we set-off for what was to become a hectic, overpowering & insightful 3-day trip to Karachi during which we managed to see quite a lot!
Many things could be said about Karachi:
> the economic & industrial centre of Pakistan
> dirty, extremely polluted, crumbling at the edges
> very friendly people, happy to see Westerners visiting their city
> good value for money in markets, restaurants, etc.
> that slightly unsafe, dodgy feeling you get when being watched by hundreds of curious eyes
In the end, I've very much enjoyed my trip to Karachi. I'm very glad we visited and had this experience.
It's a city I'm content with having visited once, and not again :-)
This said, I'm intrigued to explore more of the rural areas of Pakistan and the gorgeous mountains in the North of the country... Insh'allah one day...
Picture with bride & groom, best man and closest cousins.
A minute of calm and silence in this hectic city...
- Pros:Buzzing, hectic, a wake-up-call in today's sheltered & censored world.
- Cons:Dirty, hectic, a wake-up-call in today's sheltered & censored world! ;-)
- In a nutshell:Not a good experience, not a bad experience: simply an Experience
Here are the contact details (year 2007) of some consulates and high commissions that are located in... more travel advice
During our stay in Karachi we had the luxury of a private driver, so we never took a ride on these symbols of the city:... more travel advice
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