Thursday, 6 December 2007

Nanga Parbat South Side

Rizwan Quraishi (Flickr id) writes:

"Towards Shigrin Campsite, Nanga Parbat Southside, Northern Areas, Pakistan.
LUMS Adventure Society (LAS)"

Why is it that we need to go to the other end of the world in order to find self-fulfillment? What is it that is lacking in our lives that this sort of adventure fills? I liked this photo because it captures something essential in the lifestyles of the young today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can I suggest a few reasons? for me, travel was first about learning about the world; then learning about myself - putting myself in an unfamiliar environment and observing own behaviour and mind reactions; what my thoughts and feelings are beneath the surface of daily routine and habits. A search for a meaning in my own life leads to curiousity about others: what makes other people and cultures tick? what makes them get up every day and get on with it?
I went to Pakistan for the first time in 2004 because I was curious to see the other, "partitioned" side of India, without being influenced by another country's viewpoint. I also love mountains, and Pakistan has some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world. But I think the main asset of Pakistan is its people and their incredible hospitality. I have never had so many strangers taking care of me as I had in Pakistan! I left Pakistan with a strong belief in the natural kindness and generousity of human beings - and I went back there six months later for another trip.
So, I went to Pakistan to learn about its perpective, and to learn about myself, and I left Pakistan with much more - with a strong belief in human kindness, and a feeling of safety in the world of human beings.
(sorry I went off-topic a little bit :))