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Good Morning Everyone,

After my brief journey in Gert's Time Machine, Ian asked if I was going to do a series from my journey in Pakistan. I assure you, I don't have many photographs that I think would make an interesting series but, maybe an odd one or two.

I cannot tell you the location of this shot, just that it is from the region of Balochistan. We went to visit a small fishing village and though the village elder was used to meeting up with the Englishman, who was our guide, it was a bit of a shock to the locals to see twelve English ladies descend upon them!

It was a very interesting experience. I remember watching the fishermen mending their nets on the shore and the merriment of the children.

Though that should have been the part that stood out most, it was the passing over of a bottle of whisky to the elder that surprised me most. Seemingly, that was a normal gift, to a Muslim!!

The country was definitely corrupt, the police stopped our bus and the driver was expected to pay them to be allowed to continue our journey. Having said that, we didn't really feel in danger (at that time) and generally the people were extremely hospitable. I suppose that is what has happened in many countries, the people are delightful but Government has become corrupt.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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