PAKISTAN – Best Holiday Destination For 2020 says Condé Nast Traveller

Best Holiday Destination For 2020 says Conde Nast Traveller

PAKISTAN

“The adventure traveller’s must-visit goes from strength to strength

Thwarted by tales of terrorism and Taliban rule, Pakistan’s tourism industry has been stymied for the past two decades. But ancient valleys, relaxed visa restrictions and a high-profile royal visit in the offing mean this remarkable country is finally getting the focus it deserves.

Because this is a place of exquisite landscapes, where green spaces are overlooked by towering mountains. In fact, Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965ft than China and Nepal combined, making it an almost magnetic spot for adventure travellers and intrepid hikers. Visitors can follow in Michael Palin’s steps while traversing the 12,250ft Shandur Pass, home to the world’s highest polo field, or meet with the Kalash people of the Hindu Kush, famed for their cowrie-shell headdresses and brighter-than-bright embroidery. In Lahore, the sight of 100,000 worshippers crammed into the sandstone 17th-century Badshahi Mosque will leave you breathless, while Mughal-era architectural masterpieces stand resplendent on bustling street corners.

‘Having operated tours in Pakistan since the late 1990s, I’ve had a ringside seat to its troubled tourism industry, but finally it seems to be improving,’ says Jonny Bealby, founder and CEO of adventure-tour operator Wild Frontiers. ‘A focus on security measures, which saw the British FCO lift its advice against travel to large parts of the north, and the election of Imran Khan, who has vowed to increase international tourist numbers, has already had an impact,’ he says.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also due to visit this Autumn to witness the magic of the mountains first-hand, while many of the frustrating permits previously required to travel here have been dropped. Hardy visitors will find that little has changed since Mughal times – with the peaks’ gemstone mines, fairy meadows and winding trails worn into the ground by heavy-laden yaks – while the Karokoram, stretching upwards from the north-west frontier and carved into the ancient bedrock, is one of the world’s most astonishing highways.”

Source: http://www.cntraveller.com

Unprocessed

Unprocessed feat. Uzma Khan – Here is a series of photographs with no skin retouch. All images are presented with original light and makeup.

Photographs: Mohsin Khawar
Starring: Uzma Khan
Hair & Makeup: Jacob

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS – A conventional warrior’s transformation

Photographs & Concept: MOHSIN KHAWAR
Hair & Makeup: SUNNY ZOHAIB
Talent: WALEED KHALID

The Art of Taking A Perfect Selfie

These days everyone loves to be photographed but a lot of people travel solo, and it becomes difficult for them to take their own photos. As a professional photographer, here are a few tips for a perfect selfie!

1. Always face the light
2. Keep the camera slightly above the eye level to look sharp and sleek
3. In landscape versions always capture the negative space to the side you are looking at
4. Look at the camera and not at the screen
5. Always do the basic retouch on photos before posting like brightness, contrast and shadows

Happy clicking!

Image Source: Stocksy

The Plastic Takeover

We are producing over 300 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is for single-use purposes – utilized for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals can become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning.

It can take up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to degrade. However, plastic bottles do not biodegrade, so they will remain in our environment forever.
When water gets extracted to be sold as bottled water, many natural water supplies dry up.It can take up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to degrade. However, plastic bottles do not biodegrade, so they will remain in our environment forever.

Plastic bags tend to disrupt the environment in a serious way.They get into soil and slowly release toxic chemicals.

It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting.

When plastic bags are thrown on land it makes soil less fertile.

Toxins in plastics are directly linked to cancers, birth defects, immune system problems, and childhood developmental issues.


This is an awareness campaign highlighting the threat to our environment from the use of Plastic.
Share and spread the message!

Photographs / Mohsin Khawar
Art Direction / Aysha Mohsin
Hair & Makeup / Sonia
Talent / Mehrunissa, Shakeeb, Bilal & Shahnam


Reverie

Reverie – 2019 campaign for Tangerine

Tribal Love

Tribal Love feat. Sadia Faisal