Pakistan is Astonishingly Beautiful, Dutch Tourists Silenced Pakistan’s Detractors

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who believes foreign media provides a fair picture of Pakistan. The country is filled with amazing people and scenic landscapes yet portrayals are always grim.

To continue our tradition of highlighting positive stories about2 our country, we bring you an interview Jovago Pakistan did with Alex, an interesting girl from the U.S. She came to Pakistan with her partner Sebasstian who is from Netherlands. This is their story!

Who is Alex?


I’m a 25 year old girl from the United States. I’m an average human that is addicted to travel, ice cream, and climbing trees. I spent most of my life in the United States but lived in the Netherlands (AKA Holland) for the past 3 years.


Several months ago my Dutch partner and I sold all of our stuff, quit our jobs, and left the Netherlands to go backpacking through Eurasia!


Not many people have been traveling to Pakistan in recent years and the less tourists there are, the more adventurous the country feels!


I was interested in visiting a country that I knew so little about, and especially one that’s such an uncommon destination.


Whenever Pakistan shows up in the news, it’s always because something was blown up, or there was some other kind of terrorist activity.


When trying to research the country beforehand, all I encountered were warnings about how dangerous the country is, and how I definitely absolutely should “not travel to Pakistan.


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