Sunday, June 20, 2010

Baluchistan Diary - Day 13 / Shehr-e-Roghan, Bela

Shehr-e-Roghan, Bela
Originally uploaded by Ameer Hamza
It was 13th June, 2010, and it was our expedition's 13th day. It has been a hectic schedule and most of the days we would wake up at 5am and sleep well after 12 at night. It was an expedition of extremes: We've been at Sibi, where the temperature was 49C; and we went to Ziarat where night time temperature dropped to 9C. So you can imagine what kind of place our biggest province really is. Yes, Baluchistan is a land mass which is perhaps Pakistan's 43%. Or, 48%. Or somewhere between it. And it always has something special for all of us.

No wonder then this beautiful, mysterious city known to local Baluch people as Shehr-e-Roghan (city of caves, city of Jinns, etc) was a fitting end to our brilliant expedition. I really liked roaming around this city. It was maddeningly hot and I was sure more heat was to grace us in Karachi itself. But Karachi appears some 170 Km from this place. I was impressed by the charms of this place. So should you be. I did not have GPS otherwise I would have put coordinates here.

So, this frame ends our expedition, which ran from 1st June, 2010, with a plane trip to Quetta from Karachi and ended at Hub, which borders Karachi.

More photographs of the expedition will be added later on. So you please continue reading this blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Good job!!! Ameer

I went to Gwadar via Makran Coastal Hwy (8 hrs of awesome scenery) last March. You must visit all the towns in Makran region all the way to Jeewni.

Jaw-dropping views, great food, most hospitable people.