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    Herlingkoffer base camp of Nanga Parbat,...
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    Yaks from the highlands of Pakistan
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    5400 m, Mazeno la, Gilgit-Baltistan
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    Suah Koo

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: I am a super 'Suah Koo' when I saw this suspension thing, I just stare, don't know, just stare at it and also at the river down there some hundred meters deep down, the wind blows of course, you can hear the voice coming from the thing, exciting and of course beautiful.

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    Akhtar quarreling

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: Our day guide Akhtar is seen here quarrelling with the 'stupid' old man, that's claimed by Akhtar. He said this old man is stupid, now hardly we have tourists come here and want to take photos to promote Gilgit to the world and this old man is trying to stop this, this old man is stupid, Akhtar said angrilym very very angry. Later we found out that the suspension thing actually has a 'No Photo' rule.

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    Suspension bridge

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: Suspension bridge is rare in any countries, and for a black hole like this one is first time to me, I don't know how they built this, but I think it was built by Chinese (not sure yet). Cool, the thing is just cool, this way middle of the air and have to go through a dark tunnel.

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    Gilgit town centre

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is the Gilgit town centre, a round about with background mountains in layers, damn, what a place to be, like heaven, just looking around is already so beautiful, I did not go to shopping, I prefer to look at wide open places like this, insanely beautiful.

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    The road

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now here is probably the biggest sign so far on the entire Karakoram Highway, take a look closely. This location is still unclear, I can't provide details, but was definitely breathtaking, out of this world feel.

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    Gilgit in my hand

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Gilgit in my hand is when the stupid bus driver finally stop for refill at here, don't as me where the hell this is, is in the middle of mountains I guessed without residents around, just only some trucks and a few drivers wasting time and staring at peoples. That moment I was like a monkey, probably too long sitting on the bus and couldn't get out to see the landscape.

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    Almost Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now we are almost arriving at Gilgit, the scenery has changed, I saw at times some houses, that shown in photo. Still not many peoples, only about 10 peoples per 1000 sq miles. The are mostly living the traditional way, not possible for them to work in the city but probably their children yes.

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    The Chinese

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: You will occassionally see some Chinese in construction the bridge, they don't build roads, they build bridge, that's the deal of this Karakorum Highway, the Pakistanis build the road and the Chinese build bridge. I met some Chinese on the way but they are not in the mood for gab, probably too much of work.

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    The crazy landscape

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Still on the bus, don't get over excited. Now you look out to your windows, the lanscape is just crazy, hopelessly beautiful, even the local Pakistanis had to strectch their necks to look, I was almost loosing control to shout at the stupid driver to stop for a rest but not a good idea, so I just keep snapping photos.

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    Landscape to Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: Landscapes are about this for overall the surroundings of Gilgit town, the town is actually a big valley full of greeneries and not many inhabitants but very comfortable feel, tranquil especially, basic, ancient, and rural peoples made up all, I like it so much. Picture is still on the bus to Gilgit, some 3 hours before, one side is huge mountains, one side is Indus river very deep and wide. The bus is in between, crazy scenery I have to say.

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    On the way to Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This picture is basically what you can see from the bus, long distance bus from Mansehra or Islamabad, depends where you begin. Click the picture, its a big Indur River, this river is very strange, there's not lifes on the river banks, no vegetations. The bus drive some 4 hours only all these, dried and lifeless.

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    A Gilgit General Tip

    by l_joo Written May 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: This tip is being build on the spot, in the village of Gilgit. I just arrived this morning by bus from Mansehra town. 430RS each 16 hours approximately taken with 'Out of this world' scenery, completely beyond words. Nobody knows how to describe it yet, only eyes can see it. Gilgit is just a small village surrounded by hundreds kms of semi-desert mountainous terrains and also the famous Indus river which accompanying me all the way. I saw one of the highest peak in the work named Nanga Prabat (8100m++). The overall impression is just amazing, on top of the world. I will be heading to the famous border pass called the Kunjerab Pass soon in few days' time.......

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    A backyard

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Just to show you the look of the backyard of a house in Gilgit. The overall ambience is quite dry, grey tone, less greenery, dusty but healthy fresh air, very comfy.

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    Peoples watching me

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

    Favorite thing: There are always peoples standing beside their truck and they are watching at you. I smile to them politely, they smile back and mostly wanted to have photos.

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    Refilling

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

    Favorite thing: This is a scene I saw when the bus stop for refill at a petrol station. I took quite long, I have to show you.

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