Monday, April 30, 2012

Pakistan looking a bit more scary again

I was saddened to see that a british aid worker Khalil Dale had been killed in Pakistan by suspected Taliban. Khalil, formerly from Scotland who worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was kidnapped in Quetta, south-west Pakistan in January. His body was dumped, some reports say he was decapitated and showing signs of torture. Horrible end to a guy who spent his life helping others.

He was abducted in Quetta. This is on my route to India.
Now I'm starting to wonder if this is a good idea. Apparently, westerners are often a target for hijacking and ransom. This has went on for years.

My survival plan was not to hang around too long in one place, basically blast (not a good choice of words) through that region as quick as possible. I now have a sick feeling in my stomach thinking about going this way.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

I finally put together our Africa Video

I know it has little to do with P2P but I finally got around to putting together short video of our 5000km adventure across Africa with Charley Boorman and Ross Noble.

This is really for the guys who were on the trip, there is no story as such but you'll get the idea. I like it, it cheers me up. Hope you like it too.