Pakistan is a land of beauty with a versatile geographical plain, featuring a heavenly mix of mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, glaciers, nature reserves, forests, meadows, plateaus, and everything else imaginable. The country is naturally gifted in the realest sense, which makes it the perfect destination for tourists and if you read some of the top reviews on travelling to Pakistan, you’ll see that we’re not the only ones with that opinion.
However, don’t take our word for it. Ask some of the top travel vloggers such as Eva Zu Beck, Rosie Gabrielle, Drew Binsky, Alexander Volberding, and Alyne Tamir, and you’ll see that all of them agree on the fact that Pakistan is a top tourist destination and visiting the country should be on every traveller’s bucket list. In fact, Pakistan has also recently beaten 19 other destinations to become the top tourist destination for 2020.
Since you might be interested in visiting the country, we’ve taken the liberty to compile the reviews on travelling to Pakistan from some of the top travel vloggers about Pakistan to give you a better idea of why you should visit the country as soon as possible without thinking about it twice!
Travelling to Pakistan—What the World Has to Say?
As part and parcel of promoting Pakistan as a top tourist destination for foreigners, we’ve seen an influx of a large number of known bloggers and influencers, all of whom have had wonderful views to share regarding our beloved homeland. The Royal Couple’s trip to Pakistan has also attracted international media and travellers’ attention. In the meantime, here are some travel bloggers that have visited Pakistan and what they said needs to be heard by the world:
- Eva Zu Beck
- Rosie Gabrielle
- Drew Binsky
- Alexander Volberding
- Alyne Tamir
We’ll now shed some light on each of these personalities and discuss their views about Pakistan during and after their trip to the country.
Eva Zu Beck
Eva Zu Beck is a name that has symbolically become associated with travelling to Pakistan as the perfect destination for tourists all over the world. The young 27-year-old Polish girl began travelling the world in January 2018, and the opportunity to visit Pakistan presented itself to her as a charm early on. Taking a road less traversed was, after all, one of the major goals when she left her home in London and began her journey as a travel vlogger.
However, after her first visit in April 2018, Pakistan won her heart, and the love and charm of digging deeper into Pakistani culture brought her back in June 2018. She made the country her home for about ten months, living here among the locals, exploring the lesser-seen parts of the country, and educating the world about how Pakistan is among the most misunderstood and misrepresented countries in the world. She believes that Pakistan has the potential to become the #1 travel destination in the world, and this is her experience:
Hot on the heels of Eva Zu Beck, we had another foreign traveller visit Pakistan, a strong woman taming the roads of Pakistan with her bike. Rosie Gabrielle is a 31-year-old Canadian adventure traveller, who left her home nearly two years ago to travel the world on two wheels. Travelling solo on a bike, she hopes to inspire more people to travel the world. Her arrival in December 2018 took her to Karachi, Lahore, as well as Gwadar, with plans on returning in the summer season to bike her way across the scenic mountainous regions of northern Pakistan.
This is her take on why she chose to travel through Pakistan solo and her views on what Pakistan offered her in return:
Rosie’s departure was quickly followed by the arrival of an American, Drew Binsky, an avid vlogger who has visited 171 countries since 2012. Pakistan had been on his list for a while, and he made sure not to waste any time once his visa was approved.
Spending around two weeks in the country after arriving in the mid of March 2019, Drew, a travel blogger and video maker, compiled some of the best moments of his journey together, insisting on the fact that Pakistan is safe, Pakistani people are friendly and hospitable, and that there are 10 things that he truly loves about the country as the perfect destination for tourists.
Here’s what he had to say upon his departure from Pakistan:
Another American that first set foot in Pakistan in July 2018 but came back for more is Alexander Volberding, who took a ten-day trip and rode a rickshaw during his stay in the country. It ended up being a ride he loved, and this inspired him to take on a new challenge—travelling across Pakistan in a rickshaw. He finally accomplished the goal he set out to achieve, buying his rickshaw in January 2019 and setting out on his journey the following month.
As of July 2019, he is now the first person to drive a rickshaw solo across Pakistan, having begun his journey at the southern coastline and ending it at Khunjerab Pass, over a period of six months. His videos, views, and travel experiences are available under the handle CollegeFree. Here is just one of the many videos he’s made, inviting more travellers to Pakistan. This video is all about the cultural capital, Lahore, before he left for Karachi, and came up with the idea of this unique trip of a lifetime:
Known on social media as Dear Alyne, she, along with her travel buddy and fiancé Nas Daily, hopes to break stereotypes with her travel blog, and coming to Pakistan is just part of the process. She’s an American citizen who has travelled through Pakistan in October 2019, getting to know the locals, and proving to the world why Pakistan is a top tourist destination for foreigners.
Here’s her take on Pakistan, which she believes is moving from ‘Terrorism to Tourism’ on the world index:
You’ve now heard and seen some of the top travel bloggers and vloggers sharing their views of what it’s like to travel to Pakistan as a foreign tourist. If you’re interested in following their footsteps and leaving your own reviews on travelling to Pakistan, you need to know how to get a tourist visa for Pakistan. You’ll be happy to hear that the government’s new e-Visa policy has opened up doors to tourism for nationals from around 175 countries, 50 of which can even get a visa on arrival.
So, what are you waiting for? If you hail from one of the 175 nations that have been offered a relaxed visa policy, all you need to do is apply online, book a ticket, and visit the land of wonders and natural beauty, otherwise known as Pakistan.