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The fare included of Travel-Food-Accommodation-Sightseeing Yes, its true!

World’s longest coach route!

The route ....,,through the EU, via Germany and Austria or Paris and Venice then Belgrade, Istanbul, Samsun, Trabzon, Tabriz, Tehran, Mashed, Herat, Kabul Peshawar, Lahore, Amritsar Delhi, Calcutta. From a reading/dining saloon to individual sleeping bunks and fan heaters, the bus appears to be equipped for all requirements. It also lists tour highlights, which include shopping days and tourist attractions like The Taj Mahal. According to travel industry veterans in India, there were lots of bus services to India from London in the 60s & 70s. I’m pleasantly surprised to learn it! What about you?

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That looks really fun. But imagine in today's time a foreign bus full of non muslims driving through places like Kabul! 

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47 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

The passage through Muslim countries is a joke. I'd rather swim. 😁

I met two very nice Muslims during military training, one from Saudi Arabia and one from Bahrain. They told me I could absolutely visit the middle east...IF..I stayed with Hesham and his family in Saudi Arabia at all times and was escorted or if I went to Bahrain I could stay with Ali and probably..probably be safe on my own sometimes...but that I should in no way step foot in the middle east outside of those scenarios and that maybe Morocco would be best. 

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27 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

I met two very nice Muslims during military training, one from Saudi Arabia and one from Bahrain. They told me I could absolutely visit the middle east...IF..I stayed with Hesham and his family in Saudi Arabia at all times and was escorted or if I went to Bahrain I could stay with Ali and probably..probably be safe on my own sometimes...but that I should in no way step foot in the middle east outside of those scenarios and that maybe Morocco would be best. 

My best friend in secondary (high) school was a Saudi. His family emigrated to the UK when he was a baby. Great lad but the things he'd tell me about that part of the world and the people. 😁 For some reason, the Pakistani lads hated him, which is weird considering he was, one might argue, from the very heart of where their faith originated, but he was treated with indifference by his so-called brethren. 

29 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

To be fair India worries me too unfortunately. It's tragic. 

You won't hear me dispute that ^^^ ! 

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5 hours ago, singhbj singh said:

The fare included of Travel-Food-Accommodation-Sightseeing Yes, its true!

World’s longest coach route!

The route ....,,through the EU, via Germany and Austria or Paris and Venice then Belgrade, Istanbul, Samsun, Trabzon, Tabriz, Tehran, Mashed, Herat, Kabul Peshawar, Lahore, Amritsar Delhi, Calcutta. From a reading/dining saloon to individual sleeping bunks and fan heaters, the bus appears to be equipped for all requirements. It also lists tour highlights, which include shopping days and tourist attractions like The Taj Mahal. According to travel industry veterans in India, there were lots of bus services to India from London in the 60s & 70s. I’m pleasantly surprised to learn it! What about you?

See pics at

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/naresh-chaudhary-16a88412_india-bus-london-activity-6685027688933007360-UzC0

In the 60's,  Afghanistan used to be very popular for hippies.

They used to take one of those camper vans and travel across Europe and the middle east.

I knew a Pakistani guy whose family used to drive to Pakistan from the UK back in 70's. 

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16 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

My best friend in secondary (high) school was a Saudi. His family emigrated to the UK when he was a baby. Great lad but the things he'd tell me about that part of the world and the people. 😁 For some reason, the Pakistani lads hated him, which is weird considering he was, one might argue, from the very heart of where their faith originated, but he was treated with indifference by his so-called brethren. 

You won't hear me dispute that ^^^ ! 

A lot of Pakistanis have resentment against Gulf Arabs.

The reason being is that they find them arrogant as they are not accepted as true muslims.

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1 hour ago, MisterrSingh said:

The passage through Muslim countries is a joke. I'd rather swim. 😁

Bin laden was 'dumped' in the ocean...so just be cautious when swimming 😁

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I prefer a 7 hour flight from UK to the Indian subcontinent.

You must have a fit body to travel by coach and rest in between.

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5 hours ago, puzzled said:

That looks really fun. But imagine in today's time a foreign bus full of non muslims driving through places like Kabul! 

Ranjit Singh - Wikipedia

We can ask Maharaja Ranjit Singh to guide us through Kabul to Lahore...🤪 

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12 hours ago, Kau89r8 said:

Ranjit Singh - Wikipedia

We can ask Maharaja Ranjit Singh to guide us through Kabul to Lahore...🤪 

A little off topic but did you notice the "khanda" carving on top of backside of his chair . It's the same khanda we have today as symbol of sikhism, and we were told nishan sahib then used to have different symbols. This is supposed to be a real portrait of him right 

Also you can almost see a smaller version of kada, like the ones we mostly wear near the cuff of his right hand. 

He's also not sporting a tilak , like how the RSS peeps would like you to believe. He looks just like any other modern day sikh guy . 

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