Pakistan ranked among ‘10 coolest places to visit in 2019’


The world is a happening place and while we were busy keeping up with what’s happening around the world, Forbes in a recent listicle titled “10 coolest places to go to in 2019” placed Pakistan in the list.

The list was compiled by a traveller Ann Abel after she spoke to leading travel agents regarding the must-visit places across the globe.

“Explore the valleys of Hunza, Shigar and Khaplu via the renowned Karakoram Highway,” said Sara Barbieri, a specialist working with luxury travel website GeoEx.

“This little-visited region in the far northeast of the country offers the kind of startlingly striking scenery that compels you to gaze from the window without blinking, for fear of missing a moment of the majesty of the landscape — or one of the astounding suspension bridges that cross the surging rivers filled with snow melt,” she further writes.  “Add to this the warm welcome of the people, the glacial blue of Attabad Lake, the centuries of history, the juxtaposition of granite to greenery, the chance to walk through an age old-apricot orchard along water channels cut by hand, and the blazing snow-covered glory of Rakiposhi and you must acknowledge there is a grand adventure to be had,” she added.

Other must visit places for 2019 include the Azores in Portugal, Eastern Bhutan, Los Cabos in Mexico, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Rwanda and the Turkish Riviera.