Warish Ranjha has just set an unusual record in Pakistan. While we have seen the likes of travellers on motor bikes and mountain bikes, this Pakistani youngster decided to travel across Pakistan in a different way.
Waris Ranjha started his Hitchhiking Journey Across Pakistan in Ramazan with only one goal in mind; Travel entire Pakistan using only lifts from others.
Ranjha took lifts around the country in various kinds of vehicles including busses, trucks, bikes, jeeps and didn’t pay a single penny in return. It took him around 20 days to travel approximately 5100 KMs across the country.
31 cities/towns/villages in just 20 days
Warish’s journey took him to 31 major cities and towns of Pakistan which consisted of at least 5100 KMs journey. His stops included the following places.
- Rahim Yar Khan
A Memorable Ramazan
Warish remembers his journey today as a beautiful memory. He feels honored that he was able to celebrate Ramazan with hundreds of strangers in Pakistan. This gave him the opportunity to see how other people fast during the month and what they usually eat for Iftari and Sehr.
Sickness Stopped Him From Continuing
The journey came to an end in Karachi where Warish fell ill and he had to discontinue the journey. He wanted to continue and discover Quetta and Chitral but the sickness got the best of it.
The Road Is An Excellent Place To Grow As A Person
Warish recommends that everyone, no matter who they are, should at least travel across the country once in their lives. He believes the road is the best teacher. Along his journey he met all kinds of people from Pakistan. Saw their troubles and way of life which taught him to never take life for granted.
He suggests that if you want to feel content with life and witness the world, you will have to get out of your comfort zone and take a vacation. There are many miracles to be found in Pakistan, you just need to step out and see for yourself.
Travelling With Strangers
While most of us believe traveling with strangers is a huge risk, Warish disagrees. He says the people of Pakistan are much more than that. They are kind, loving, honest and extremely simple folk.