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Pakistan among the 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2019
By:Abdal Hameed, Karachi
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019, 3:37 pm

Pakistan among the 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2019

Ann Abel

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Travel I know the difference between expensive travel and the truly luxurious

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2018/12/12/the-10-coolest-places-to-go-in-2019/#765b43ef1fdc

The world keeps getting bigger. Every traveler I know says their wish list grows longer, not shorter, every time they dip into a new region or even hear about one.

So how to decide? What’s newly (or still) safe or newly uncovered? What’s hovering between charming sleepiness and overdeveloped soullessness? What must we see before it changes forever? What will transform us?

I put those questions to experts at several high-end travel companies. These super-agents knows what they’re talking about, keeping their ears on their clients’ interests and their eyes on the adventures they themselves have in every corner of the world. Here (in alphabetical order) is what on their radar for next year.

Pakistan

“Explore the valleys of Hunza, Shigar and Khaplu via the renowned Karakoram Highway,” suggests Sara Barbieri, another specialist with GeoEx. “This little-visited region in the far northeast of the country offers the kind of startlingly striking scenery that compels you to gaze from the window of your 4WD without blinking, for fear of missing a moment of the majesty of the landscape—or one of the astounding suspension bridges that cross the surging rivers filled with snow melt. Add to this the warm welcome of the people, the glacial blue of Attabad lake, the centuries of history, the juxtaposition of granite to greenery, the chance to walk through an age old-apricot orchard along water channels cut by hand, and the blazing snow-covered glory of Rakiposhi, and you must acknowledge there is a grand adventure to be had.”

I spend half of my life in hotels. I know the difference between true luxury travel and what's merely overblown and expensive. Follow me on Instagram: @abeltotravel

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