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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hello from Pakistan
From: thurmanphoto at (Wendy Thurman)
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 10:54:10 +0430
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Sounds much like Afghanistan.  Of course, here the Pakistani lorry in all
it's decorated finery is a deadly piece of machinery when over-loaded as
normal and driven on mountain roads with poor brakes.

I've spent a little time in Kuwait (a place best avoided) and heard that a
very large percentage of traffic accidents there are fatal due to extreme
high speed desert driving- often with the lights off!


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Hugh Thompson <hewthompson at> wrote:

> Spencer - as I noted to Wendy, Pindy is crazy, but it is the same in most
> other towns and cities, Islamabad is the exception.
> On 5-Nov-09, at 7:32 AM, Spencer Cheng wrote:
>  My guide drove the wrong way down a one way street in 'Pindi because there
>> was a traffic jam. Another guide went whipping around blind corners on 
>> tiny
>> dirt roads. They are good people in general.
> Yes, this tends to be normal practice from my observations.  Then there are
> the motor bikes, and pedal bikes
>> Basic rule was "might is right" on the KKH. It works.
>> We were cycling up/down the KKH. Once one figures out the aforementioned
>> basic rule, it's not bad. Just have to watch out for the leftover stone on
>> the road they use to mark traffic accidents in lieu of flares or safety
>> triangles. Hitting one of those on a bicycle at speed would ruin one's 
>> day.
> Yes, you are right, that is what they do for holes in the road, and then
> take for ever to do the repair.  One day I am going to do a little study on
> that.
> Hugh
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