Many of my friends, colleagues and family members initially thought that I was crazy when I told them that I had joined a tour to Pakistan a few years back. I didn’t bother with their opinions, thankfully, as I would have missed an opportunity of a lifetime otherwise.
When our tour group arrived at Peshawar – which is about 50km from the Afghan border – in September, our bags were all loaded on top of a minibus. This was a first for me as I had never had my luggage placed on top of a bus like that. We weren’t worried though as our driver made sure all the bags were secured tightly and covered up.