Okay, the cat is officially out of the bag. We're finally coming back to Pakistan 🎉
We stayed silent about it in case things fell through. It wouldn't be the first time we failed to return to Pakistan.
The (frustrating) rule with Pakistani visas is that you can ONLY apply for them in your country of residence or origin. We tried to find ways to flout or bend the rule to no success.
We sent out hundreds of messages to people in the hopes of finding someone in government who could hook us up on the road, but no success.
We then wanted to mail our passports back home from India, but it turns out it's illegal to send passports anywhere in or out of India.
In truth, the only reason we came to Nepal was so we could mail our passports back to the Netherlands to apply for a second Pakistani visa. Sorry Nepal, we'll be back for real another day.
It took three times as long as we expected, thanks to Dutch customs seizing our passports for fear of suspicious activity. Fair enough, we're suspicious people sometimes 😜
We ended up having to miss out on trekking in Nepal because of it, since our Nepal visas expire in just a few days and we don't want to extend them right now.
But it's all worth it, as we've been hankering to return for more than one year! We're looking forward to seeing more of both the country and some of your guys 😁
We'll be back around mid September. Feel free to shoot us a message about you and where you live if you want to meet up!