Ebook Recommendation: Pakistan Traveller

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Well, we all know Tim of UrbanDuniya, don’t we? He is an author of a few guest posts on eTramping, such as A day in Sydney for less than $25 or Melbourne for less than $25 a day. However, what you probably don’t know is that he has recently successfully published his first Ebook called Pakistan Traveller. As we are highly recommending it to everyone, today’s post is to give your a brief insight of what Tim’s eBook is all about.

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When people ask me why I wrote a book about Pakistan, the answer is simple; because it’s one of the most beautiful places I know. Of course, this contradicts the image many people have of a dangerous, war-torn, misogynistic, backwater nation, brimming with terrorists and teetering on the brink of total collapse.

Pakistan is, in my opinion, one of the world’s most misunderstood countries for while the above allegations are based on some fact, they are only part of a much wider picture that rarely gets publicised. It is partly my belief, and partly my hope, that if given the opportunity Pakistan would soon be climbing the lists of “most underrated tourist destination”.

Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Multan
Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Multan

No doubt, Pakistan presents unique challenges for the visitor but travel here is not impossible, and for those who dare, travel can be incredibly rewarding. Pakistan has a lot of issues to deal with before it begins climbing any ‘hot travel destination’ lists, but until then, the trickle of visitors often enter the country armed with only what information they have read on various websites. A few more take expensive tours, while we can only guess how many travelers have considered, then decided against visiting, intimidated by a stream of bad news, or near-total lack of practical information.

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore

When I established UrbanDuniya.com in 2013, I knew that I would be attempting to showcase a slice of Pakistan to the world in the form of Lahore. I never imagined that I would be inspired to write a book, showcasing the best of the nation to the world, and encouraging travelers to give Pakistan a chance.

Hotel and transport listings, safety and cultural advice, short histories of each destination, and a whole lot of tips make Pakistan Traveller by UrbanDuniya the most comprehensive guidebook to Pakistan to be released in years. 33 up-to-date, color maps make navigation a piece of cake.

Hunza Valley
Hunza Valley

At this stage is only covers Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and about 75% of Punjab, the areas most frequented by foreign visitors, but I have short and long term plans to expand coverage to the whole country. I hope that Pakistan Traveller by UrbanDuniya will be of use to travelers visiting Pakistan in the future. I also hope that it will allow potential travelers to make better informed decisions about travel to this part of the world. Some readers will no doubt read it to travel vicariously through my recommendations, knowing that the actual experience may just not be for them. I hope that through Pakistan Traveller by UrbanDuniya, I can bring them a corner of the world that they otherwise may not have been able to see.

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Pakistan Traveller by UrbanDuniya (Kindle version) is available on Amazon. You can also interact with the book and Tim on UrbanDuniya.com/PakistanTraveller.

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23 thoughts on “Ebook Recommendation: Pakistan Traveller”

  1. What beautiful photos! Sounds like a great destination to visit. I must admit that safety is always top of mind, but if I felt I could visit Pakistan safely, I would love to go.

    1. Tim | UrbanDuniya

      Thank you!! Pakistan is definitely “out there”, but I hope that through my book I can at least bring a slice of it to the world, either through encouraging travel, or at least armchair travel :D

    1. Tim | UrbanDuniya

      Thanks Stef! I hope you find it interesting – Pakistan is a quite an enigma for travellers, and I’m so excited to share it with everyone :)

  2. I have always loved the idea of going to the middle east to see the sights and such, but I swear, every week there is another beheading or something else horrible happening. This can give me some peace of mind.

    1. Tim | UrbanDuniya

      Thanks for reading Leanne :) Pakistan isn’t the “easiest” or “most predictable” nation to travel in, but it can be done! I hope through my book, I can either bring more people to Pakistan, or at the very least, bring a piece of Pakistan to more people :D

  3. K / Pure & Complex

    This book sounds amazing. Definitely have to check it out when I have some time. And I absolutely loved these photos as well.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  4. The Guy Who Flies

    Great to read about this Tim. As a Pakistan expert you are filling a massive gap in the market. This will also help promote tourism in a little known part of the world.

    Wishing you every success.

  5. Kathryn Burrington

    Sounds a fascinating read. I’d love to visit Pakistan one day. To be honest, I know very little about it. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Hopefully this book will help put that right.

  6. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Awh… So proud of Tim. You really are inspiring. It’s cool I get to learn about a place I really know nothing much about! Adding to my read list of course. Can’t wait to celebrate your best selling successes. :)

  7. Hi Agness Walewinder
    How are you Agness? To say about me I am good.May you tell me ,time date and the place to meet.The place I will take a plane . My friend please inform me. Here in South Africa I am staying with fear.They will kill me.They dont want foreigners.

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