Australian travel blogger captures breathtaking pictures of Pakistan

Published: August 16, 2015


Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton is not the only one sharing amazing pictures of Pakistan. A travel blogger from Australia, Sophee Southall, recently travelled to Pakistan and uploaded breathtaking pictures of the country on her Facebook page.

“Not only has Pakistan been one of the friendliest countries we’ve visited, it’s also been one of the most beautiful. Exploring the north along the Karakoram Highway has been an absolute treat – I’ll never forget my time in this spectacular country,” Sophee said in a Facebook post.

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From Lahore and Islamabad to the northern areas of Pakistan, Sophee and her husband, Ben Southall, snapped pictures showing a beautiful and positive side of Pakistan.

Sophee couldn’t help but fall in love with Pakistan, saying, “I’ve only been in Pakistan for a week and this unique country has already chipped away at my armour and found its way to my heart. The locals are perhaps the friendliest I’ve met throughout my travels.”

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On August 2, Sophee posted on her page, “Thanks to the warm hospitality of the Motorcyclists Association of Pakistan (a great contact for overland travellers), we’ve enjoyed a wonderful first night Pakistan. This off-the-beaten track country can be a little intimidating for first timers, but we’ve already found the locals to be welcoming and insightful. Last night, our group was treated to a free bed, traditional dinner and meet up with MAP bikers. This morning, we’re being taken on a tour of Lahore. Can’t wait to share lots of pics and a blog soon.”



Further, Sophee said, “The cool crew from the Motorcyclists’ Association of Pakistan have gone above and beyond to help Ben and me, from taking us on guided tours of Lahore and Islamabad to lending us the clothes off their back so we didn’t stand out so much! We’ll never forget the beautiful people we’ve met here – I feel as though I have to come back and see them again one day. For now, it’s time to head towards the Chinese border via the Karakoram Highway – the highest paved road in the world.”

Photos courtesy: Sophee Southall Facebook page

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Hasan
    Aug 16, 2015 - 8:30PM

    Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside :3Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Aug 16, 2015 - 9:07PM

    Great WorkRecommend

  • John
    Aug 16, 2015 - 9:50PM


  • hami
    Aug 16, 2015 - 10:18PM

    this is my Amazing and Wonderful Pakistan,Recommend

  • jayyed
    Aug 16, 2015 - 11:41PM

    Oh Indians..
    How did you miss them..??Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 16, 2015 - 11:54PM

    I suppose for the outside world exploring Pakistan is like for us to watch Pakistan play cricket……one never knows what to really expect…….and that’s the fun part.Recommend

  • Aug 17, 2015 - 9:19AM

    Thank you sophee ,you put the picture of beautiful Pakistan.Recommend

  • Ali
    Aug 17, 2015 - 12:42PM

    @John: Your mind set is a reflection of the environment you have been brought up ! Recommend

  • Beenish
    Aug 17, 2015 - 2:28PM

    This is really good to see how people tend to look at the positive side of our beloved country. It is indeed a great country with so many blessings that Allah has given us. And we welcome all of you to visit more than once. Stay blessed.Recommend

  • Mohammed
    Aug 17, 2015 - 7:00PM

    Very breathtaking pictures from these Australian couple. Keep up the good work,this how they are showing the true colours of Pakistan. Give a pat on your backRecommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 18, 2015 - 12:20AM

    @John: Terrorist ???.. No, no John….she’s a travel blogger from Australia, and a pretty one at that.Recommend

  • Turk Aslam
    Aug 18, 2015 - 4:51AM

    Thanks sophee for liking northen area of pakistan & there hospitality

  • PakSal
    Aug 18, 2015 - 6:51AM

    Surprised even bothered to not only came to this newspaper but write a comment here LOLRecommend

  • Dec 16, 2015 - 10:03AM

    I delight in, cause I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man.
    Have a nice day. ByeRecommend

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