Sukkur, Pakistan
Date: Lodging: Distance: Total:
02/01/2001 Inter-Park Inn 756 KM 136951 KM

Ramsay was yet another reason to be against war. (Plaque inside a church in Sukkur.)

Fresh-squeezed orange juice the old-fashioned way

Proprietors of a street-side restaurant

Outside the cinema in Sukkur

Traditional Pakistani dessert of carrots called gajar ka halva.

After driving the rough roads of Pakistan, I cannot believe these locally made pottery bowls will arrive safely after traveling in the back of this truck. The owner assures us that none will break because he uses hay for packing.

Massive storage boxes are sold to store winter clothes and blankets for the large Pakistani families.

Pakistan’s government spends .8 percent of GNP on health care. Approximately one doctor exists for every 2,037 people. And the doctors are in urban areas, but 75% of the population lives in the countryside.

Store selling nothing except delicate, inexpensive bangle bracelets

The Bangle Market, where thousands of glistening, glass bangle bracelets are sold to women and girls who cannot afford gold ones

Homes are small so windows can be useful for storage.

Often tombs are covered in flowers or brightly colored fabrics.

Built in 1614, the Masum Shah minaret stands 84 feet high, has a base circumference of 84 feet wide and has 84 steps leading to the lantern at the top.

Market street in Sukkur

You know it’s cold when the sheep needs a sweater.

Friends and family of the bride

Bride and groom

The demurest bride I've ever seen

Little girls attend a traditional Pakistani wedding. Note the henna on the hands of the mother.

We passed this stunning shrine driving to Sukkur.

Even tractors are decorated in Pakistan, and most have loud speakers blasting music.

Detailed handcrafted wooden doors adorn many ancient, but freshly painted buses.

Ornately decorated, overloaded trucks are widespread.



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