In this Pakistan travel guide I’m going to share with you the top highlights of my 16 day trip in Pakistan.

Get ready to meet some of the most hospitable people, see some of the most spectacular natural scenery, and eat some of the most incredibly delicious (and meaty) food.

Ok, let’s move right in to the highlights of traveling in Pakistan!

Note: We’ll be writing many more articles and guides that get more specific about a location or foods in Pakistan, but this is just my initial thoughts and highlights all wrapped up.

Intro video

Here’s a quick intro video to get you started. Full videos coming soon!

Also, huge thank you to Mr. Ali Naqi Hamdani, CEO of Pakistan Travel Mart and Landmark Communications for hosting me in Pakistan.

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Lahore, an vibrant city of culture and delicious food

Lahore, Punjab

Lahore is located in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and it’s where my trip to Pakistan began.

Step outside and you’ll immediately realize it’s a vibrant, energetic, late-night, history packed city, where tasty Pakistani food is everywhere you look. If there’s one city to choose in this Pakistan travel guide, Lahore to me, had the most well rounded of everything – food, culture, history, and significance.

Hotel in Lahore – My family and I stayed at Hospitality Inn, which was safe and clean, and in a great central location in the city.

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Ingredients for Chana Chaat

Street food snacks

A few of the best areas in Lahore to find street food are Gawalmandi, Lakshmi Chowk, Shah Alami, and everywhere in the Walled City.

Chana chaat is a chickpea mixture snack, and as we drove past on a rickshaw, I knew it was a place we need to stop. In moments, he whipped up chickpeas and potatoes, masala powder, and about 4 different chutneys and yogurts. It was incredibly refreshing, the spices blending with the sourness of the yogurt  and creaminess of the chickpeas.

Chana Chaat
Address: Located outside Thai Centre in Shah Alami, he’s been selling there for 40 years.
Open hours: daytime
Price: 120 PKR ($0.90) per plate

Butt karahi
Mutton Karahi in Lahore, Pakistan

Butt Karahi

Butt Karahi Tikka is an institution of a restaurant in Lahore, known as it states in their name, for their karahi’s. Karahi is the name for the rounded metal pan, which is used to cook meat and curry spices, smothered in desi ghee, and brewed into a succulent curry.

Chicken was fresh and delicious, but everyone I was eating with, including myself thought the mutton karahi was the best.

Address: 17 Temple Road, Safanwala Chowk, Mazang, Lahore, Punjab 54000، Mazang, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 11 am – 3 am daily
Prices: We paid 5,600 PKR ($41.86) for 2 large karahis and drinks for about 6 of us

Siddique Fish Corner
Siddique Fish Corner

Siddique Fish Corner

Specializing in only fish, Siddique Fish Corner gives each fillet a nice rub in spices, including plenty of coriander seed and turmeric, and then deep fries it in pure mustard oil. The freshwater fish is fragrant, and greasy delightful.

Address: Allama Iqbal Rd, Garhi Shahu, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 12 noon – 2 am daily
Prices: 400 PKR ($2.99) for a portion

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Haleem, a dish that took me by surprise


Until reading about haleem, I didn’t known it was a food with so much history and regional variations. But I have to mention it quickly in this Pakistan travel guide because it was a dish that I totally didn’t expect to be so good, and it ended up surprising me.

Pakistani style haleem includes a mixture of lentils and shredded chicken. When you order, usually some desi ghee is added, and then you season with ginger, chilies, corriander, masala, and variety of other herbs and spices. It sounds simple, but it’s incredibly tasty.

Address: Walled City Lahore right in the courtyard of Wazir Khan Well (google map)
Open hours: daytime

Walled City of Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque in the Walled City of Lahore

Walled City of Lahore

Without a doubt one of the top things to do in Lahore is to explore the Walled City. Ali and I spent a day, walking around, eating street food, visiting sights, riding around in rickshaws, and just being amazed.

It’s one of those places where everywhere you look you see something fascinating, and it’s just mind-boggling to understand how everything functions together. From narrow unknown alleys to bustling main lanes and never ending markets, the Walled City of Lahore is exciting and enticing at the same time. I loved it!

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Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

Badshahi Mosque

Dating back to the 1600’s during the Mughal era, Badshahi Mosque is a huge mosque located right outside the walled city of Lahore.

It’s a sight that’s so prominent and so important that it represents Lahore and has become an icon. I especially enjoyed just walking around the massive courtyard, surrounded by red walls and minarets, with the old city of Lahore in the background.

Gujranwala, Pakistan
Welcome to Gujranwala!

Gujranwala, Punjab

Just over 100 km from Lahore is Gujranwala. We drove from Lahore, taking the historic, and always busy Grand Trunk Road.

Gujranwala is actually a very large and bustling city as well, and locals happen to be very well known throughout Pakistan for their love for food – especially meat – I think that’s why we decided to go there.

Khizar Tikka Shop
Amazing goat chops at Khizar Tikka Shop

Meat Dinner

Again, if you love meat, Gujranwala is a worthy stop when you’re in Pakistan. Now I had an almost un-countable amount of delicious meat heavy meals in Pakistan, but this restaurant was one of the top.

They really took great care in the quality of their meat, the marinade and rub, and I loved the really smoky grill taste of everything. The goat chops were the highlight, but also the gola kebabs (like meatballs) were superb.

Khizar Tikka Shop
Address: Gondlan Wala Rd, Noumania Chowk, Muhammad Pura Model Town, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 12:15 – 11:30 pm daily

Inam Butt
With world champion wrestler Inam Butt

While in Gujranwala, Ali’s friend Saim, through his family contacts, arranged for us to observe Pakistani wrestling practice.

Wrestling has been a part of Pakistani culture, especially Punjabi culture, for a long time, and in-between meals it was a cool part of the culture to have a chance to see.

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Preparing breakfast at Kot Yousef

Village eating in Kot Yousef

From Gujranwala, we continued to Kot Yousef a small village of about 700 people.

In the morning the entire Bagdi family (who hosted us), and some of the community from the village gathered to cook us an amazing local Punjab breakfast.

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Frying paratha in Pakistan

Breakfast included three types of parathas, chana curry (chickpea), halwa, saag (similar to spinach).

Everything was cooked using pure desi ghee (local clarified butter) right from the buffaloes nearby, and churned by hand, moments before we ate it.

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Tent pegging in Pakistan

Tent pegging

I never knew that tent pegging, the art of riding a horse while carrying a spear and trying to stab a wooden stake as you race past, is a popular sport and form of art in Pakistan.

Iconic view of Islamabad

Islamabad, Capital Territory

From Gujranwala and Kot Yousef village, we drove to Islamabad (about a 4 hour drive away), the capital city of Pakistan.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice Islamabad is more spacious, the traffic isn’t as chaotic, and things are just organised – feels like a totally different place.

That’s because the modern part of Islamabad is a new city, planned and built accordingly. It’s quite a lovely city, wide spaces, greenery, and mountains.

Hotel in Islamabad – We were hosted by Islamabad Serena Hotel, and had an amazing stay. The rooms were excellent, very secure, huge compound, and great service. Thank you Serena.

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Majeed Huts, one of the best restaurants in Pakistan

Majeed Huts

The ultimate restaurant that I tried in Islamabad was Majeed Huts (thank’s to Roads and Kingdoms for this recommendation), a local canteen at The Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. It’s one of the greatest restaurants in this Pakistan travel guide, a laid back backyard feel to eat, where they serve up big portions of incredible curries and stir fries.

Their signature dish is the “crisis,” a dish that we’ll cover way more in a full post. But my personal favorite dish was the kebab fry, grilled kebabs, re-fried in tomato sauce.

Address: Shabeer Huts، University Road، Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: Not fully sure, but bustling from lunch and in afternoon
Prices: 1,900 PKR ($14.20) for a huge meal for 4

Afghani Kebab
Great food in Islamabad at Afghani Kabab House

Afghani Kabab House

For dinner, I was excited to check out Afghani Kebab House – pretty self explanatory what they serve!

You can see the smoke rising to the sky from well before you arrive, and their little slider kebabs are superbly tasty. I especially enjoyed it with their Kabuli pulao, slightly similar to Uzbek plov, fragrant rice pilau cooked with sweet carrots.

Address: Street 30, G-9/1 G 9/1 G-9, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 6 pm – 11 pm daily

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Chapli kebabs, a life-changer

Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Still smiling from Majeed Huts, we drove from Islamabad to Mardan, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Mardan is the second largest city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and we came to mostly eat kebabs – and I’m talking about the King of all Pakistani kebabs.

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Melt in your mouth deliciousness

Chapli kebabs

Now of all the food within this Pakistan travel guide and during my entire 16 day trip, probably the single food that made my jaw drop, and made me cry tears of meat-overjoy, was the chapli kebab.

Set aside all health concerns, close your eyes and imagine minced buffalo with a high ratio of fat, mixed with onions, tomatoes, chilies, ginger, citrus juice, slices of bone marrow, all mixed and formed into a patty and fried in its own liquid fat.

Pakistani chapli kebabs are one of the greatest forms of meat I’ve ever had.

Rambail Chapli Kabab House (not pictured, but this was my favorite restaurant)
Address: Peshawar-Rawalpindi Rd, Tarnab, Peshawar, Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 10:30 am – 9 pm daily

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Peshawar, Pakistan

Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mardan is just about a 30 minute or so drive from Peshawar, which is the largest city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and quite close to the border of Afghanistan.

A city of immense history, unique culture, and some of the most meaty delicious food you’ll find in Pakistan, Peshawar was a real highlight for me.

Hotel in Peshawar – During our stay in Peshawar we stayed at Shelton’s Green. It’s quite basic, could use a renovation, but staff were nice, and it was safe and functional.

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View of Peshawar, Pakistan

Mahabat Khan Mosque

The white marble Mahabat Khan Mosque was built in the 17th century during the Mughal empire. It’s one of the most picturesque landmarks and sights of Peshawar, and it was very cool to visit.

Peshawari paye
Peshawari paye

Peshawari paye

On a full street food tour of Peshawar, we began the day with paye (or paya), a stew of trotters (this time cow feet), served along with actual meat, the stew, and a good spoon of red infused oil (or desi ghee)?

Cooked in a clay pot, and turned on its side to serve, this was one of the most oily meaty and delicious dishes of my trip to Pakistan. You actually need thick bread to eat it, so you can absorb as much greasy oil as possible.

Brains masala in Peshawar was also a highlight.

Tea culture in Peshawar

Green tea

Tea, and not the milky sweet tea you typically associate with the Indian subcontinent, but rather green tea, is a common drink on the streets of Peshawar. And in-fact, dating back to the ancient silk road, when traders would pass through Peshawar, they would drink tea to chat and discuss and trade.

You can’t miss green tea, brewed with cardamom, when you’re in Peshawar.

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One of the best juices of my life

Pomegranate juice

Another beverage that blew me away was pomegranate juice, squeezed right before my eyes, with nothing added. One of the best single cups of fresh juice I’ve ever had, perfectly sour, sweet, and fresh.

I really enjoyed Peshawar for the food, off the beaten path streets, history, and the friendly people.

Skardu, Pakistan
Gorgeous Skardu valley

Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

After a whirlwind and extremely rewarding trip through Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, we continued our Pakistan travels to Gilgit-Baltistan. From Peshawar, we actually had to drive back to Islamabad, then we caught a flight to Skardu.

Skardu is located in a spectacular valley surrounded by the rugged rocky Karakoram Mountain range. I was immediately blown away by the jaw-dropping scenery.

Hotel in Shigar – Thank you to Serena Shigar Fort Hotel for sponsoring out stay.

Family Balti meal

Baltistan food

Within the city of Skardu many of the restaurants serve more Punjabi style food or kebabs, rather than local traditional Baltistan food. But traveling for food, I wanted to really explore the regional local cuisine, and the best place to find that is at someone’s home.

We were invited to a local Balti family home for dinner where they prepared none less than 14 different dishes. Completely different from the spices and desi ghee of Punjabi food, Balti food is heavy on whole grains, plainer boiled meats, and dishes prepare and flavored with apricot oil.

A yogurt and apricot oil stew, was one of my favorite Balti dishes.


Shigar is a district north of Skardu, and it took about 30 minutes or so to diver there from Skardu. Again, a majestic valley, surrounded by jagged rock mountains, with a lush green trees at the bottom.

The highlight was where we stayed, Serena Shigar Fort Hotel, a 400 year old restored fort, which is now both a hotel and museum. We had an incredible stay in a piece of history. Thank you to Serena for sponsoring our stay.

Deosai National Park
Unfortunately we had to turn back due to snow

Deosai National Park

Not everything in this Pakistan travel guide turned out exactly as planned.

After getting a good night sleep in Shigar, we woke up, and packed everything into 4 WD Toyota’s. The plan was to drive to Deosai National Park, a high altitude plain, and drive all the way through the plain to the other side, and continue driving on towards Gilgit city.

Unfortunately, on the high winding road, it began to snow harder and harder. Our drivers decided it wouldn’t be safe to continue, due to snow blocks and ice on steep roads, so we had to turn around and drive a different route, missing the park.

That being said, it was still gorgeous, and I can’t wait to go back – maybe next time in summer.

Himalayas in Pakistan
The confluence of three of the worlds highest mountain ranges: Himalayas, Karakorams, and Hindu Kush

Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan

It was quite a long and quite scary at times drive to Gilgit, the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and again, a stunningly beautiful city, surrounding by massive peaks.

Gilgit is a strategic city, located along the Karakoram highway that connects China with Pakistan.

Hotel in Gilgit – Thank you to Gilgit Serena Hotel for sponsoring our stay. Very nice, almost mountain lodge style accommodation, with great breakfast, and nice garden.

Gilgit, Pakistan
Kebabs on the streets of Gilgit

Friendly street food

One of the best things to do in Gilgit city is walk around and explore the markets. I found Gilgit to be one of the most friendly cities of all. We could barely walk a few feet in the market without someone wanting to shake hands or invite us to eat.

Couldn’t resist some street food snacks while exploring – kebabs, pulao, and of course of GB style chapli kebabs.

Jutal, Pakistan
An amazing village and family meal in Jutal

Family meal

Just outside of Gilgit is the village valley of Jutal, and Nizam, who is employed by Ali, is from Jutal and invited us over for a meal. Again, the natural scenery was mind blowing.

We first went to the garden along the rivers edge to pick fresh vegetables for the meal. And again, the friendliness and genuine hospitality of the people was heartwarming.

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Thank you Nizam for the incredible meal!

Nizam’s family prepared for us an incredibly delicious (one of the best during my trip to Pakistan) meals of home-cooked mutton curry and local vegetables, with rice and roti.

Hunza Valley, paradise on earth

Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan

I’m going to tell you straight up, Hunza Valley is one of the most, if not the most, spectacular natural destination I’ve ever been. Driving there you see incredibly scenery and you actually don’t think your eyes could possibly see anything more spectacular… and then you arrive to Hunza Valley.

Jagged snowy mountains, green and yellow lush valley’s, and contrast of landscapes are truly heavenly.

Hotel in Hunza Valley – Thank you to Hunza Serena Inn for sponsoring our stay. The views from the mountain lodge were spectacular, and cozy clean rooms.

Baltit Fort
Hunza Food Pavilion, next to Baltit Fort


In Hunza Valley, and along the highway to get there, you’ll start to find chapshurro a specialty of the region. It’s kind of basic, rounds of dough flattened out and stuffed with a minced meat spiced mixture, and either fried dry or with apricot and walnut oil.

You’ll find a variety of meat as well, and I tried yak, chicken, and beef.

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Traditional food in Hunza Valley

Long-life Hunza Valley food

In Hunza Valley, especially traditionally, people are known to have a high life expectancy – could be the mountain fresh air, a less stressful life, and definitely partly because of the food.

We were invited to a 400 year old heritage family home where we were served a traditional Hunza Valley meal that consisted of dishes seasoned with walnut and apricot oil, dumplings, and pancakes. Food was plainer in taste, but fresh, wholesome, and very natural tasting. Again, the vibrantly flavorful apricot oil stood out in nearly every dish.

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On the road to Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass

Final day in Gilgit-Baltistan, we packed up the Toyota’s and set off on a journey along the scenic Karakoram highway all the way to the border of China at Khunjerab Pass.

Again, be prepared for scenery that will make your jaw drop.

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Khunjerab Pass – 16,010 feet

The road gains some serious elevation, and with every turn I could start to feel my head start to get lighter and lighter – a slight dizziness.

We arrived to the pass at 16,010 feet. It was about -10 C, so didn’t want to stay out for too long, and literally a few steps and I was breathing heavy.

It literally felt like we were at the end of the world. It was an amazing experience, and more about the journey to get there.

Karachi, Pakistan
Good morning from Karachi fish market!

Karachi, Sindh

From 16,010 feet in elevation, down to sea level (with 2 flight in-between – Gilgit – Islamabad – Karachi), we arrived to Karachi, a massive city in Pakistan.

With never ending traffic, loud, and action packed, Karachi is about as opposite from Hunza Valley as you can get  – but it has its own charms. And of course, I came especially to explore Pakistani food, and it would have been detrimental to miss Karachi!

Karachi was our final destination, and the conclusion to this Pakistan travel guide.

Hotel in Karachi – We stayed at Ramada Karachi Creek. Hotel was alright, but it was aging, not the greatest smells, and needed some updates, but overall alright.

Javed Nihari
Javed Nihari

Javed Nihari

Nihari is a beloved dish in Pakistan, and it’s one of the thickest, richest, meatiest dishes you might ever eat… I don’t if I can think of anything I’ve eaten that richer or meatier.

I had nihari a couple of times in Pakistan, but Javed Nihari in Karachi was my favorite. Their balance of taste, a little less desi ghee than other versions, and fragrant unique bread, all contributed to its deliciousness. Just a light breakfast to get this food tour started in Karachi!

Address: Federal B Area Block 15 Gulberg Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 8 am – 5 pm, and 6:30 pm – 12 midnight daily
Prices: 1,150 PKR ($8.60) for three plates

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Bone marrow biryani in Karachi

Nalli biryani

There’s a type of biryani which is not actually too traditional, but I guess nothing about it is not traditional, it’s just a new style and many more massive bones added to the recipe.

Nalli means bone marrow, and biryani is the fragrant rice we all love. Combine the two, and you have the most melt-in-your-mouth fragrant rice, both fluffy yet oily rich, all at the same time.

It was one of the most memorable and fun to eat dishes I’ve had in a long time.

Quick note: Ghousia Food Center is the most famous spot, but right across the street is Qadri Nalli Biryani, which is the one we tried. Turned out to be incredible.

Qadri Nalli Biryani
Address: Back side of Madni Masjid, 2nd St, Block 6 Liaquatabad Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: lunch

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Extremely popular bun kebab of Karachi

Bun Kebab

One of the quintessential Pakistani street foods of Karachi is the bun kebab, a small patty of minced meat and lentils, fried in egg white, placed in a bun, and served with chutney.

You have to taste it to believe it, and once you do, you’ll be in awe. It really is a perfect little combo handheld delicious treat.

Hanif Super Biryani & Bun Kabab
Address: New Chali, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 10 am – 10 pm from Monday – Saturday

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Prawns karahi

Dua Restaurant

At the end of a full Pakistani food tour of Karachi, we sat down to relax and eat another feast at Dua Restaurant.

The open air seating, the energy and amount of food, and mainly the prawns karahi, is why I needed to include this restaurant within this Pakistan travel guide. The prawns were simmered in spices and desi ghee, and seasoned with fresh ginger, chilies, and coriander. The hints of cinnamon and coriander seed were amazing.

Address: Marine Promenade, Block 2 Clifton, Karachi, ضلع, Sindh, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 5 pm – 2 am daily
Prices: 4,840 PKR ($36.18) for big meat feast for 4

Liyari, Pakistan
Colorful avenue of Liyari, Pakistan


Liyari is a densely population part of Karachi, known as Little Balochistan because many people living there are from Balochistan province.

Just a few years ago, this was one of the most dangerous areas of Karachi. But now, things are very much improved, and that’s why Ali and I wanted to visit.

With a colorful bright painted street in a neighborhood, people are beginning to turn around their lives, and take pride in their neighborhood, and this needs to be recognized.

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Breakfast in Liyari

We had a wonderful street-side breakfast and met so many friendly people as we just hung out.

Dal, goat trotter stew with some extra marrow, and chickpeas with hard boiled egg made a delicious breakfast and just a taste of the positive side of Liyari.

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Seafood feast in Pakistan

Seafood grand finale

On our final day of this trip to Pakistan, Sharoz invited us to his home on the beach just outside of Karachi, to partake in a full Pakistani seafood feast.

It was one of the top meals, a perfect ending to an incredible trip. Thank you!

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Mr. Ali Naqi Hamdani (center left)

Thank you!

Finally, a massive thank you to Mr. Ali Naqi Hamdani, CEO of Pakistan Travel Mart and Landmark Communications.

Ali had been inviting me to Pakistan for a couple of years already, and he’s the one who hosted us. From helping with our visas to arranging all logistics in Pakistan and just hanging out and eating with us, my entire trip to Pakistan wouldn’t have been possible without him. Thank you Ali!

I hope this Pakistan travel guide has shown you a different side of Pakistan that isn’t always portrayed, and given you ideas about the possibilities of where to go, things to do, and delicious Pakistani food. I can tell you with certainty, Pakistan is one of the most naturally beautiful, hospitable, and delicious countries I’ve ever traveled to.

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  • Durre

    1 week ago

    Dear Mark,
    Thank you for visiting Pakistan. You didn’t even begin to scratch the surface to discover the food culture in Karachi. It is such a grand melting pot of cultures and cuisines that it demands a detailed visit from you. Hope to see you make a trip to Karachi soon.

  • Muhammad Atif

    1 week ago

    Thanks for visiting Pakistan

  • Fatma

    1 week ago

    U have to go to crabbing on Karachi sea port with ‘Saleem seafood’, each makai corn and OPTP fries and fish on seaview beach, eat dinner at kolachi restaurant in do darya and try the dohrajee goal Ganda and eat chai and Parathas at chaiwala phase 8 in Karachi.If u did not do all this in Karachi you did nothing. Ali really guided you poorly in Karachi.

    • Durre

      1 week ago


  • Asif

    2 weeks ago

    Dear Mark,
    Thanks a lot for visiting Pakistan. I hope to see you again.

  • Shoaib

    2 weeks ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thank you for visiting Pakistan. You might need more visits to Pakistan because you’ve missed alot of other traditional local food from all over the Pakistan.
    Nonetheless, I loved your videos and blogs about Pakistan. Keep it up!

  • Shabir

    2 weeks ago

    Lovely mark you breaks all barriers of fear people feel going to Pakistan that country is not dangerous there is some issues but life is full of joy even people don’t have money I hope you guys enjoyed visiting Pakistan
    Big thanks to your partner and your wife and son 👍
    Thanks to mr ali

  • Syed Asad Ali

    2 weeks ago

    Dear Mark,
    It’s again another interesting video shared of Islamabad city. Waiting for your upcoming publishings that will not only for the enjoyments and viewing the locations of the other cities and their subareas but also for those learning social aspects which you have maintained before especially with the locals over there.

    Best Regards,
    Syed Asad Ali

  • Ramita

    2 weeks ago

    Great Article! An amazing writing did by you. I read your article. You explain your topic nicely. When the reader read your article, they will stay here for more time. This post really helpful and useful. It’s a great post for the traveler, those who like traveling. Finally, I would like to thanks to you for an awesome post.

  • Imran

    3 weeks ago

    I’m following your videos “religiously” these days and enjoying the same what you have experienced and enjoyed in Pakistan. Excellent videos.
    I would like to add here something about “Saag” you mentioned in breakfast with Bagdi family near Gujranwala, its actually Mustard Greens which comes in a couple of versions based on its leaf shapes and sizes. Saag is mainly made of Mustard Greens with some Spinach in it. Its not a wild vegetable but a proper and commercial crop.
    If you are travelling Australia and would like to have some famous Pakistani food or especially Saag, visit my place in Melbourne. I would be happy to host.

  • Amir

    3 weeks ago

    I am a new fan of your team. So far use have absolutey smashed it by showing a true side of Pakistan. Our family watched your videos and think your team have done an amazing job. After watching the episodes my mouth was watering so we had to eat aloo parathas at midnight. Keep up the great work and widh you all the success in the future.

  • malichat Ua-anant

    3 weeks ago

    Everything looks good ! esp. food even though it looks similar with all muslim food. But I love it. Your info are so good with details as usual. Thought that Pakistan is not safe to go. Thanks to you for making a survey for us. Well, finally your works have been paid. You are worldwide famous now. I’m glad for you. You deserved it.


    3 weeks ago

    Just conclude third episode and waiting for more.
    Well Karachi alone need a separate gastronomical episode on it’s on. I hope you get some extre time on your next trip.
    Waiting haan

    • Durre

      1 week ago


  • Jing Zou

    3 weeks ago

    It’s brilliant! I’m a fans of your videos and blogs from China, and I want to let you know your travel guide and cuisine recommendations are so great! I travelled to Thailand twice and I love the beautiful place and tasty Thai food, so I just searched Thai food on Youtube and I’m so glad to find your channel. I didn’t think about travelling to Pakistan before but after reading this I think it’s worthwhile to travel there once in my life!

  • Tayyab

    3 weeks ago

    It’s great to see you here in Pakistan, I want to say “Khushaamdeed” and WELCOME you to the diverse but the land of loving and hospitable people. And, one more thing I would really love to suggest that you should try some traditional foods such as “Dum-Pukht”, “Roush”, “Larmoon”, and “Sareed” among many other delicious foods out there.

  • Nirmala

    4 weeks ago

    When I was searching for something for my travel niche blog, i found your excellent post. Thanks for sharing your great roaming experience with us. It is good to know about the Pakistan country and its specialties. I would like to travel over there in my future holidays. You are doing a great job with this site. Keep blogging, and it is a great habit that let us learn so many things.

  • Syed Asad Ali

    4 weeks ago

    Dear Mark,
    Its really great to see you here in Pakistan. No. of food & travel bloggers are here. But your presentation for your planned visit and your very respected attitude for each and every people is really appreciable. Good luck for your upcoming journeys

    Best Regards,
    Syed Asad Ali

    • Netaji

      4 weeks ago

      Agreed, what stands out about Mark’s videos are the attention to detail with regards to visuals (seeing this food in 4K makes me almost able to smell the food), and his respectful attitude throughout, which is lacking on some other people’s videos who just end up being patronising and blatantly ignorant.

  • John fyucha

    4 weeks ago

    Come to Kenya

  • M Nadeem Sarwar

    4 weeks ago

    A big big thank you to you for sparing time and visiting my beautiful country. Luckily when i was in Lahore, i tasted almost all of these points and many more too. Thank you for showing our positive side to the world

  • Jade

    4 weeks ago

    Oh wow. I’ve been dying to get to Pakistan. Just for the food alone. Its very similar of course to the Muslim cuisine in India. You’ve seen and visited and eating in some great places!

  • Netaji

    4 weeks ago

    Makes you wonder doesn’t it? If people just spent their lives enjoying food like this and not worrying about anything else, the world would be a better place. I was drooling all the way through watching these videos.

  • Waleed

    4 weeks ago

    Hi, Mark, Welcome to Pakistan! I am always watching your videos, I like to watch food videos. I am happy that you visited the Pakistan. Pakistan has a nice people and delicious foods.
    Thanks for visiting Pakistan

  • Fatima

    4 weeks ago

    Finally a food blogger went to Pakistan!! I’m so excited about this vlog of yours and just made my mouth water with Pakistani food. I thought that you will be going to Chakwal where my husband is from but still your videos serves as a window for everyone to know what a beautiful country Pakistan is. Keep it up Mark and looking forward to see and watch new travel and videos!

  • Hasib Mir

    4 weeks ago

    Mr.Mark Wiens
    I am biggest fan of yours.I am watching yours video past few yearsand I love them so much.Ialso loved to read your blog. It will be pleasure if you visit Bangladesh specially in Dhaka(My city), Gazipur, Narayanganj , Manikganj . Iam eagerly waiting for you sir.

  • Saima

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark .I am biggest fan of your.plzzzz come in Karachi Pakistan.i was a shook for me when I saw this blog.i am sooo excited to next video.

  • Asra

    4 weeks ago

    I am happy that you visited my country & my cities Lahore & Islamabad 🙂

  • Joona Ranua

    4 weeks ago

    Welcome also Finland, Lapland. Tervetuloa!


    4 weeks ago


    • Alien

      3 weeks ago

      In gilgit videos our neighbors will pollute the comment section for sure

  • Mark

    4 weeks ago

    Food looks incredible. I never realised that there are no women at all in Pakistan! Wierd.

  • Varun Mahajan

    4 weeks ago

    Hy mark sir,. I m biggest fan of yours. Pls come in North India … specially Delhi Punjab rajahsthan nd Jammu nd Kashmir state …

  • Awais Qarni

    4 weeks ago

    I always wanted to invite you in Pakistan but Ali won. But any how I’ll invite you again in couple of years and take to country side of Pakistan and will make you taste new things you haven’t tasted in this tour.
    Mark, Thank you very much for coming to Pakistan and showing the positive image of our country that unfortunately isn’t shown on international media. We have a great potential in tourism industry and I hope after watching your video people will realize that.
    Thank you again.

  • Philip

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, I enjoyed tremendously this presentation of Pakistan. Didn’t realize it has such natural beauty and certainly it’s been added to my bucket list! It would definately enhance my appreciation of you tour and its geography if you could also include a map showing the itinerary of the places/cities. Thank you

  • Ahmed Noman

    4 weeks ago

    Dear Mark, I love you so much. I was following your blog for past many years and always keep you inviting to my homeland Pakistan. It was a shock for me when I saw this blog. You were so near to my house in Islamabad when you were visiting Afghan Chapli Kabab shop. It was my great aspire to see you and be your host in Pakistan but unfortunately I got aware about your trip when you had gone back. Any how I am so happy that you visiting Pakistan and made a posted a blog. I am extremely thankful to you for giving us this honour and wish you a good time in future.

  • Maura

    4 weeks ago

    I loved reading this post and has given me inspiration to add it to our travel list, not only for its delicious food you describe (can almost smell the spices from here) but also for highlighting interesting places to visit.

    • Atif

      4 weeks ago

      Maura, You always welcome to Pakistan with wholeheartedly. You will experience an unforgettable journey of a lifetime of Pakistan.

  • Nimesh Ganatra

    4 weeks ago

    Great post! Thanks for sharing this amazing post.

  • Aman

    4 weeks ago

    Pakistani food is really awesome.

  • Mujahid Latif

    4 weeks ago

    HI Mark. Thank you for visiting my country and showing the positive image to the world.
    I watched your whole series of food travel in Istanbul, and now I am planning to visit Turkey in the next few weeks and planning to visit all the restaurants that you visited in your trip. Most of them I already saved in my Google Maps to visit them.
    Thank you again and keep doing the good work. Love and best wishes for your next trips.

  • Tazeem akhtar

    4 weeks ago

    Hello mark thanks for your visit to Pakistan i think you like my Pakistan and Pakistan’s foods come again and si more places and foods you never been to Azad Kashmir
    I like you in pakistani shalwar qmeez and your wife and son

  • T akhtar

    4 weeks ago

    Hello mark thanks for your visit to Pakistan i think you like my Pakistan and Pakistan’s foods come again and si more places and foods you never been to Azad Kashmir
    I like you in pakistani shalwar qmeez and your wife and son

  • Anesh Haq

    4 weeks ago

    Yayyy i am so glad that you went to Pakistan (my country) Mark. I have been following you for a long time and always wondered why you haven’t visited Pakistan yet because food culture is huge there but somehow gets neglected by others, But you guys nailed it by showing the great local food. Thanks for the amazing report and beautiful coverage.

  • Arsalan

    4 weeks ago

    Hey Mark,
    Thank you for such a lovely content about Pakistan. You made me miss all the excitement all over again. Soon I will travel back to Lahore, my hometown to enjoy some Pakistani food.

    Have fun!

  • Asim

    4 weeks ago

    Do visit this legendary shop in karachi Panwaari, here is the link, its EXCLUSIVEP

  • M.Ahmed Sarwana

    4 weeks ago

    U missed the most reputed eastern dessert shop in pakistan, ‘Panwaari Natures Delight’
    ‘which sells 24k gold ‘PAN'(a mughal dessert , which reflects the Royalty of pakistan and also a dessert ‘Ice & Fire Pan’ , yeah literally a combination of ice and Fire in food. I am sending u the link of the brand , do visit their facebook page and saw their videos of lighting desserts with ‘FIRE’. In addition international and national media covered their food items, its completely the legacy of pakistan.
    Dunya News: Watch report on making of Ice fire pan.

  • Abdul

    4 weeks ago

    Nice and great if you mark to visit Pakistan and show people the beauty

  • Saad

    4 weeks ago

    Thanks Mark….

  • Bilal Iftikhar

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thank you for coming.
    I hope you come again with other friends.💐🌷🌷🌷🌻🌻🌻

  • Taimur ali khan

    4 weeks ago

    How come you didn’t go to Kolachi in Karachi and Monal in Islamabad? Wish you could have highlight the modern side of Pakistan too. Nevertheless you have done a fine job in opening us up to the rest of the world. Thanks and Stay blessed.

  • Ashfaq Ahmed

    4 weeks ago

    I wish I could find and meet you guys. (From pakistan)

  • Vinod Ponnan

    4 weeks ago

    Excellent report and in depth coverage of the local food. Great pics as always. Its a pity, the Pakistani food is not very well marketed outside of Pakistan.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the kind words Vinod, yes I will try to show how wonderful the food of Pakistan truly is!

    • Arsalan Baig

      4 weeks ago

      Yes Vinod, you are right we suck at marketing!

  • Iqra Junaid

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark 😇.
    First Of All i wanted to thankyu 4 coming to my country . 💐 And Also Thankful Of Mr Ali Who Invited you Here 💐
    Pakistan and pakistani food is very amazing and i hope u came again.😊
    Thankyu very much for sharing ur experience of coming and food.😍
    I can almost see that how much u enjoyed here.😎
    Come soon .😊
    Take care .😇
    Best Of Luck For You Later Journeys. 🙃
    Bye 😇

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Wonderful comments Iqra, thank you so much. Yes we were very fortunate to be welcomed in such warm ways, and really the whole experience was the trip of a lifetime. Have a great day today!

  • Fred J

    4 weeks ago

    Hello Mark, besides all the nice food, where’s the toilet😅?

    • Jawad

      4 weeks ago

      They are not in open, dear.
      Usually we have two or more toilets in a house. Plus there are public toilets as well.
      will show you upon ur visit to Pakistan. Cheers

  • Sheraz

    4 weeks ago

    Nice guide. I am thinking of visiting

  • Imran Riaz

    4 weeks ago

    Your trip is awesome, food showing in the videos are 100 times more delicious, you are the reason i am going to visit Lahore sooner for food only.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      That is wonderful Imran, I hope you have a great trip! Take care, all the best, thanks for the support.

  • Jenifer

    4 weeks ago

    Amazing and delicious food!! Thank you so much for showing us beautiful Pakistan.


    4 weeks ago

    Dear Mark,
    Thank u for the food blogs I receive by mail.. The food looks so delicious and tempting, so why don’t u include a few recipes too along with the countries u visit. Thanks once again.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the suggestions Deborah, I will do my best! Take care, and thanks for reading.

  • patrick rajan

    4 weeks ago

    hi mark,the food in pakistan looks delicious and wud be but the hygiene index is zero absolutely//the chapli kebab is fried in looks like used tractor diesel oil//this is unfortunately a failed state//verry verry dangerous//the people are hospitable but you never know what might happen the next minute//take care

    • Rehman Tariq

      4 weeks ago

      Patrick have u ever visited Pakistan or u r only influenced what media said about Pakistan? Mark n his team recently visited Pakistan n I think they know better about Pakistan.

    • charlie

      4 weeks ago

      rajan your hateful thoughts and comments are not appreciated here. I see no differences here between you and my unfortunate president Trump.
      you sound Indian, so what do you say about the following link?
      Mark Wiens is about Food and Travel to any culture and destination, not into any dirty politics or racist comments or even any suggestions.
      “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”.
      Martin Luther King, Jr.

      • Netaji

        4 weeks ago

        I fail to see what “Rape in India” has to do with a food blog, you just end up sounding like exactly like Patrick Rajan, the same person you were criticizing, what a hypocrite you are. You appear to be an American not too happy with Mr Trump but are behaving pretty much the way he does.

        • charlie

          3 weeks ago

          wo wo wo…. hold on hold on….. who in a Efff…. invited you here on my conversation netaji? sounds like you’re an indian? if you do then I’ma tell ya’ll serious problem, you fkr…. always always dig in other people’s business, each time I go to any 7-Eleven, subways or dunkin donuts you people staring at customers wallet, and how in da Eff… you call me a Rasict? you netanji need to focus on your own $***t and stop interfering other people business, you understand. if you are a real human being then just shut da Effff…. and don’t even reply here, and if your a real asshole then say some smartass $***t here and I will keep on replying. do you netaji $***t at your own people. I’m a pro Pakistan and you need to keep off your jealousass $****t from my conversaion. B.A.

      • Netaji

        4 weeks ago

        charlie your irrelevant and disrespectful comments are not appreciated here, this is a food blog, “Rape in India” is not relevant in this discussion and is not a suitable “comeback” to any other idiotic comment. The fact that you use such a horrible thing such as rape as some sort of tool of one-upmanship makes YOU the racist.

        • charlie

          3 weeks ago

          and you are one jealousass sob who can’t see others people happy, you really think your $****t don’t stink, right? just Effff off of my conversation. and stop your $***ty comments here.

      • Javeria

        3 weeks ago

        Charlie agree with you 100%, and as for Netaji its a shame that you ignored the raciest and hateful and nasty comment your country man passed about pakistan. World knows how dangerous is India, for the tourists are being robbed, kidnapped raped and murdered there, and you people cannot stand the truth and deny these ugly reality about India.

  • Janice

    4 weeks ago

    We always see, hear, read a lot about Indian cuisine and sights and scenes of India, Its nice to Learn about other countries that are not always talked about. Leaving the minuses aside Pakistan seems like a great place to visit !

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Janice, it was a truly wonderful trip, one of the best trips of my life. No hostility whatsoever, and really the opposite – the humility and hospitality of the local people was just out of this world. So warm, such a happy trip. You should visit if you get a chance. Thanks for your comments and have a great day!

      • Sanwal Memon

        2 weeks ago

        Joel, from karachi here.
        Just had a question, isn’t it extremely different than what others perceive it as they do in other countries? Yes the situations were not that good a few years ago but you guys said it perfectly. Not gonna quote but will paraphrase. It has changed dramatically in the past few years.

        I’m so glad you enjoyed your time, and would love for you guys to come back again.
        Trust me, Karachi has so much to offer, that unfortunately you guys couldn’t experience, you will be mind blown.
        Hit me up when you come next time, will arrange everything for you guys. including hotels, the best local food spots and much more!

  • June

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, can’t wait to see the full episode of your 16 days trip to Pakistan. The intro looked so amazing. As usual Mark you make your food look so delicious and your trip so interesting. The Pakistanis are so friendly and hospitable too. Thank you. Well Done!

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      You are very welcome June, thank you for the wonderful comments and for your support.


    4 weeks ago

    Thank u so much for VISIT pakistan …
    I hope after ur VISIT more foreigners would love to visit pak
    We pakistanis welcome all of you …

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      It was a wonderful visit Muhammad, I would love to come again. Take care, and thanks for the support!


    4 weeks ago

    Thank you Mark, for sharing with us those sumptous food nice place its a quite opposite on what we see in the movies, news, regarding pakistan…very eye opener…

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Hello Dhon, and greetings! Yes, it truly was a beautiful country, I knew it was going to be a special trip but it definitely even exceeded those expectations. Visit if you have the chance, and all the best. Good luck to you!

  • Freda Hanum

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your info on food and the wonderful sceneries….it’s breath taking.
    It also a very good guide if we wants to travels in future…really appreciate so much for foods & guides….thumbs up for everything you do.

  • Ali HaiDer Rajpoot

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark! you Are Awesome Bro and i Like Your all Video’s and Thank You Soo Much To Coming Pakistan .

  • Binh duc hieu Hoang

    4 weeks ago

    thanks Mark,i am very glad to hear from you again,i don’t need to go there,i am there with you guy when I am watching the videos ,I eat I travel with you,beautiful country,nice & friendly people,the food is so yummy..thank you,nice traveling and careful of every thing and say hi to your wife and your son for me,i hope we will meet someday,Binh.

  • Remy Barry

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing your food experience in Pakistan. I don’t think I will have a chance to visit that country. I’ve had Pakistani food in the local restaurant here in Toronto, Canada. We have a lot of middle-Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipino Food here. But watching your video is a great experience. I feel like I am eating with you and tasting the local and authentic food. Please keep on sharing.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, I’m a big fan of your youtube videos and I’m a Pakistani-food-addict Japanese, For many years, I have eaten it at least 1~2 times a week at Pakistani restaurants in Japan. So, this blog-journal makes me wanna go to Pakistan as soon as I possible. This is the great hint to travel there in my future. I can’t wait for your entire video series in Pakistan.

  • Zaheeruddin Babar

    4 weeks ago

    You have explored a very little of Pakistan and its Foods,But whatever u have explored and the way u have ,filmed ,compiled ,and presented ,is just amazing.THE WHOLE PAKISTAN SERIES seems A DELICIOUS DISH cooked and presented by an expert Master Chef.People like me will never forget THE TASTE OF THIS DELICIOUS MASTERPIECE.

  • Anisa

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark,
    Im form Paris , big fan of your vedios , thank you so much for visiting my county 🇵🇰 ❤️❤️ You are just awesome 👏🏼 Stay blessed

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comments Anisa! We loved our trip in the absolutely amazing country of Pakistan.

  • ak russia

    4 weeks ago

    thank you for being you and showing us the side of that land and people which we almost never see … eye opening … looking forward to watching the whole pakistan series … all of your work is truly inspiring and pure enjoyment … excellent work … such engaging posts … such detail … such effort … such respect and kindness to all people and their culture

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Ak Russia, Thank you so much for the great words! Even I am looking forward to seeing how the whole series turns out when its done. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!

  • Umair Ali Syed

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you, Mark, for showing the real side of my country.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      It was our great pleasure Umair, have a wonderful day!

  • Nida Faiqa

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark.. Thanks alot for visiting Pakistan and enjoying food. Hope your videos will add our positive impression in the world.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      I hope that as well Nida, it was a great time, a magical place, we truly enjoyed ourselves. Have a great day today!

  • Fahad

    4 weeks ago

    Mark Next time you come to pakistan make a plan of a meetup for your followers in Pakistan 🙂

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thanks for the suggestions Fahad, I will keep that in mind! Take care, have a nice day.

  • Saleem

    4 weeks ago

    Hey Mark,
    Thank you so much for visiting Pakistan just recently, and as you experienced your tremendous and marvelous meeting with local people, food and unbelievable natural scenery that blessed into this country, no wondering why some of the media showed the negativities of this beautiful land as you never experienced while in Pakistan. There’s much more interesting and such amazing sites and foods in the small villages throughout the country. I so much honor your steps to open up more reality to others to discover and show the facts and truth about Pakistan’s Natural beauty and loving people.
    I am a Pakistani born American, fashion designer turned Chef who loves travel and foods around the world, so, please do Chicago at your earliest convenience. I urge the United Nation to honor you as an Ambassador of peace and prosperity.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      What wonderful comments Saleem. Thank you so much for the thoughtful words, we will try to do our best with this series, yes for all the reasons you describe. Have a wonderful day today in Chicago, and I am also looking forward to the day where we tour that city as well! Take care, all the best!

      • Saleem

        4 weeks ago

        Joel, Please let me ahead of time of your plan touring Chicago. Thank you

  • Alaa

    4 weeks ago

    Very beautiful trip

  • Lu Barnham

    4 weeks ago


  • Rayan

    4 weeks ago

    Glad that you visited Pakistan but dissapointed that you did not go anywhere to Balochistan to taste our food and see our culture.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for the message Rayan, we did look into the area of course, and tried to sample Balochi food while in Karachi. You are right, we need to go back to Pakistan to explore in even more detail! Such a beautiful place.

  • Jamal Kabeer Khan

    4 weeks ago

    Thank You Mark for showing the positive side of my country. Some of the places even I haven’t visited but you showed it to me. I am waiting for all the videos to come on youtube and It will be really nice to see them. Thanks again.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      You are most welcome Jamal! Thank you so much for reading. Take care!

  • Ijaz Ahmad

    4 weeks ago

    Hi sir Mark its very very good to see u n our beatiful Pakistan Im a big fan of u & always watching ur evry videos & love it,I always thinking y the food bloggers r not coming to Pakistan especially u sir,thank u so much to come here v love u sir & u made it done, the way u describe our county food & people ur a great person sir thank you so much Sir again I wish I can meet u there f I know ur n Pakistan

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Ijaz, thank you very much for reading, and thank you so much for the very positive comments. Have a great day today!

  • Sohaib Saqib

    4 weeks ago

    Bruh thank you so much for visiting Pakistan. I would have loved to see you and to pay for your food. I live in Lahore. if I knew before that you are here. I would have tried my best to meet you. I just missed a chance to meet you. Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for the very kind offer Sohaib, it was one of the most warm welcomes I could ever imagine. With luck, we will meet again sometime. Take care, enjoy the day!

  • Ibrahim jan

    4 weeks ago

    Dear mark, i am surprised that you visited pakistan but didnot see paradise on earth, i mean (khyber pukhtunkhwa) swat, kalam, malamjaba , behrain gabin jabba etc ‘ A mesmerizing paradise scenry places.. very beautiful , infact most beauyiful, natural and scenic place not even in pakistan but all over the world . A paradise on earth

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Hi Ibrahim, thanks for reading! Actually we did visit KPK, and the Northern areas of GB Province as well. All of those articles and more will be coming out soon. Have a great day today!

  • Arslan

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for you visit to our Beautiful Country Pakistan 🇵🇰

  • Fahad

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you Mark :’)

  • Ron

    4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark ~ Thank you for helping us see the reality of our “whole” world and its people. You are a reflection of the best in all of us. Your videos serve to beautifully demonstrate Mark Twain’s observation that: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness” — as well as what amazingly delicious food is all about. All the best to you and your family.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and great quote Ron. I agree whole-heartedly. Take care, and thanks so much for the support.

  • Elyse

    4 weeks ago

    Great work Mark i ve never knew such beautiful places and dishes are in Pakistan!

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Eylse it truly was a special place. Have a great day!

  • Mary Leo

    4 weeks ago

    I am glad you put in mountain scenes, because Pakistan is known for mountaineering, especially K2, It’s always nice to be locals dressed in local custumes and cooking food they themselves eat.

  • Elizabeth

    4 weeks ago

    Increíble trabajo! saludos desde Medellin, Colombia.

  • dizzy Traveler

    4 weeks ago

    Nice reading your blog on Pakistan. It will definitely help me planning my first time to Pakistan in 2019. Food pictures are amazing!

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      That sounds great Dizzy Traveler, keep me up to date on your trip when it happens, I would be very curious to know more about the things you come across as well. Take care, safe travels!

  • Kailey

    4 weeks ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have a good friend who lives in Pakistan and have always wanted to visit. I notice few women in the photos, unsurprisingly. Were there women in public in many places you went to? Bravo on this post!

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Hi Kailey, thanks for the message! Well, it seems that women and men just separate in pretty much all public settings. Not having lived there, I dont know how much more I can say, but walking around, entering restaurants, also in shops/markets/stores yes we would definitely see women.

  • Mahera Imran

    4 weeks ago

    thank you so much Mark for coming .i have been waiting for this so long.thanks for portraying our true face to the world.we all are obliged and honoured that you loved the culture and hospitality .come again soon.thanks again

    • Joel Bruner

      4 weeks ago

      Mahera it was our honor and privilege. Thank you so much for the kind words and support. Take care! All the best.

  • Noor Humaira from lahore

    4 weeks ago

    Hello Mark
    Thank you Mark for visiting Pakistan . when i watched you visited pakistan i and my daughter been weeping for some time. my country pakistan is beautiful and have generous people but rest of world call terrorist with your tour to pakistan world will see a bright side of pakistan . actually we never pay you ever for your Favors, Obligation, good deeds. For all my life i will be thank full to you best wishes for you and your family ying and love best wishes for mika

  • Assia

    4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much, Mark, for visiting Pakistan Unfortunately I did not know about this you are in my hometown Lahore Maybe Next time Good Luck

  • Tristan Adams

    4 weeks ago

    Great post Mark! Very envious that you get to travel to amazing places and try different cuisines!

  • Suleiman

    4 weeks ago

    Thanx🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜💜💜💜Verry verry much my brothers and your friends and family to Comme pakistan 🙏🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍👍👌👌

  • Janet Fuller

    4 weeks ago

    Mark, So enjoy your travels with you! The food looks amazing and the people so warm and friendly. I am also enjoying watch Micah grow up. He is a very lucky boy to have the parents he has .

  • Dhadz Rosales

    4 weeks ago

    I start my comment with a question. How do keep yourself thin? I really admire your sense of taste and how you project the goodness of every bite. Mark you maybe the instrument of change. You made me think that unity in the world could be posibly be done by showing the true good side of every nation. How people think towards someone and something has to be changed in order to accept someone’s culture and understand it’s value.

  • Israr Hussain

    1 month ago

    I feel you missed the Baluchistan and Kashmir. Baluchi food,culture and hospitality is amazing. You must come again to Pakistan and explore more. (Sarso ka Sag) with butter and bread and lassi.

  • danflunk

    1 month ago

    Also i want to you to review Islamabad…how did you felt being at there?

  • danflunk

    1 month ago

    Thank you for visiting man….hope you visit again.

  • Qamber abbas

    1 month ago

    Great stuff 😀 thanks for covering the food scene in Pakistan .

  • Manik Saha

    1 month ago

    Hello Sir,
    This is Manik Saha from Bangladesh. I just loved ur video. I am ur biggest fan. Since 2014, I follow U! I’m following ur every single step. U r my idol.
    Keep upload video continuously.
    Take care, sir. 🙂

  • Bilal Imran

    1 month ago

    big Fan of your videos. Me along with my family really like your videos. I wonder why you were not coming to Pakistan, and now you visited the Pakistan, I really enjoyed while reading about Pakitani food and culture from you and informative for me as well although I’m Pakistani and dont know few stuff that you told in your blog. and it was a great loss for me and my kids that we dont know that you are coming to Pakistan, and we are unable to meet you. whenever we go out for food my kids acts like you, the way you like and comment the food. whenever you visit Pakistan in future please do let me know, I would like to host you as well.