July 15, 2018
I had the most delightful afternoon at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. I attended the “Pakistan Single Country Exhibition.”
My goal was to obtain tourist information. I had heard excellent stories from a group of German motorcyclists who I met last year in Tashkurgan, Xinjiang Province, China near the Pakistan border. I had traveled from Kashgar through some spectacular mountain scenery. Apparently, to the west, the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan is even more spectacular.
At the exhibit today, I did find a few brochures about the mountain and lake regions of Pakistan. But the convention center had exhibitors from a variety of other businesses: Rock Salt Products, Marble and Onyx, Wooden Furniture, Rugs, Gems and Jewelry, Garments and Textiles, Agro Foods, Brass Artifacts, Cutlery, Surgical Instruments, Sports Goods, Leather, Fishery, Pipe and Steel, Handicrafts, and of course, a Food Court.