Another from my archives. In the 1970s, early 1980s I was a tour leader on the Overland route between Kathmandu & London. This photo was taken in the Baluchistan Desert in Pakistan just before we entered the Bolan Pass on our way to Quetta. I like the contrast here between the old and the new. The well-established camel transport waiting for the 'modern' overloaded bus to pass. Taken on Kodachrome slide film using 55mm lense on Pentax K-1000. Scnanned & digitised.
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daddo (20645) 2013-10-17 15:06
Hi Neil. An olden goldie, a reminder of a time when tours could travel in parts of the world where only the foolhardy go now.What a pity that so much of the colourful and unique is now denied to those who love diversity. Regards. Klaudio.(By the way, early next year my wife and I are planing a drive around the south island with two close Kiwi friends of ours from Puhoi. Are you from the south?)
serp2000 (33201) 2013-10-17 21:08
Did you met Gert Holmertz there? )) Outstanding document photo work! Very interesting and informative note, I gaze at that time through a prism of the Afghan war and the Soviet point of view to this country. ))
jadesgran (3993) 2013-10-17 22:17
A very interesting picture.I think I would rather travel by camel than by the overcrowded vehicle, even though I had a nasty incident with a camel some years back!
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-18 2:45
Those were the days when this was a reasonably safe route. I wouldn't recommend anyone to go that way today. This is a great souvenir from more than 30 years ago. Probably such overloaded buses and camel transports can still be seen in parts of Pakistan, where real modernization is very slow.
dekanski (1075) 2013-10-19 14:37
I enjoyed the photo - good old times!
zoomer (4227) 2013-10-22 19:10
Highly informative and interesting photo.That bus holds a lot of people much like in India.All the best Wolf.
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2013-10-25 6:38
nice old picture with a lot of reminders.