Tuk Tuk Travellers

Flying Pans & Flowing Knives!

Touching Heaven

It’s finally time to say see you later to the beautiful land of Pakistan. Our tuk tuk is sailing towards Turkey, and we are once again forced to take on wings and fly. Our two week speed marathon through Pakistan turned out to be a month and a half of slowly immersing deeper into a…

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The Death of a Mentor

Mr. Robbin Williams, someone I have truly looked up to my whole life, died a few days back. He spent his whole life cheering people up, making people laugh and giving a smile to so many. He was one of the best there was, and I cry for his loss. I wish that his intention lives…

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Balancing On a Tight Wire

Never in my life have we planned and prepared as well as for this project. When we left Finland in December we had all the visas and documents possible to obtain, and we knew where to get rest of them. After 6 months of setbacks it’s time to admit that not a single plan has…

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So what’s the Plan?

After the best two weeks I’ve had so far in my life, I’m waking up to a new world. The six hours of sleep I managed last night feels like a luxury, and after opening my eyes to that newly rising sun, I ask myself an elusive question that has become legendary here. What’s the…

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Time for a Fool’s Leap

There have been many times during this adventure when I’ve felt strange things. Things, places, people, situations, all affecting my body through senses and reflecting in my mind. Sometimes the effect is bigger and sometimes not so, but sometimes they have been thought altering experiences that have shaped my body as well as my life….

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Karachi

Karachi is the hub of Pakistan. It has everything. I had no expectations about it before arriving, with only vague associations to vibrant 50’s style dance clubs, smiling charismatic people, and a true sense of freedom. I saw the old Karachi from the old James Bond movie mixed with Casablanca. In reality Karachi is a city with 23.5 million…

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The Road to Karachi

After the good nights rest we were towed to a small town called Rahim Yar Khan through endless fields of cotton. I have finally seen the plant that grows my clothes, and now I understand why all the cotton in this country is incomparable to anything I’ve seen in Finland. The local mechanic in Rahiem…

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Maxing out the stress levels

We had decided we were going to truck the tuk tuk from Lahore to the border town of Taftan so that we wouldn’t be screaming out to the kidnappers in Balochistan with our new bells, whistles, and spinning propellers. We still didn’t know whether to take the bus ourselves, or rent a car from Quetta,…

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Up ‘n’ Down in Pakistan

Our timetable had been set by the media company that had been issuing our Iranian visas time after time. We were to get our visas from Islamabad on Monday the 14th of July. Three weeks had gone by with numerous attempts to obtain the visas at the Iranian Embassy in Delhi, but because of the incompetence…

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Chapter 5: Playing Sharades in Hunger

The winding pot whole roads of the Himalayas teamed with beautiful scenery really made our maiden do the work. She carries our luggage on the roof adding an extra wiggle to the move, and she really needed a fix. We drove to the Wagha border with our squeaking ride and getting out of India was a…

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