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Top 5 travel journalist in the world

Mr. SaqibSoomro has a travel bug in his brain. He has been travelling since 4 decades now to all over the world visiting several different places that one must visits in the lifetime. He talks about the people he met over his escapades in the world, from different nationalities from different origins. The nicest people on the world, he has mentioned, that they can be found in anywhere of the world. The question that we asked him that who does he find the best journalist who cover travelling in the best way possible so he tells us that these are the few people he thinks are the best in covering travelling and giving out the best possible view to the readers:

  • Bill Bryson

This guy has the experience of travel of almost 3 decades. He has covered up almost all of the world has to offer in his writing all over the world in the form of blogs, articles, newspaper stuff, internet writings and many more. He is a British-American author who has produced and written several different books on travel and his travel quests. He always available to answer all the questions that novice travelers has to ask him about the world.

 

  • Rebecca West

Rebecca west was another traveler who has passed away from this world, but in his eyes she is the most prominent traveler out of all the females that has travel the world. She was a pure British born author who travelled the entire world in her lifetime. From north to east, from south to west SaqibSoomro told us. He has written several different books on travel journalism and owns patentstoo many different travel agencies all over the world. Her name is considered one of the most sought after in the field of travel journalism.

 

  • John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an all American traveler and gypsy in the early nineteenth century. He also won the Nobel Prize for his writings in the field of travelling.  The best part about this guy that he had traveled the world in the time when there were many less luxuries then now a days. He saw the world and his wrote in the time what he saw for the world has to see. His teachings are still being taught in many universities in the United States of America.

 

  • Jan Morris

Jan Morris is one of the oldest surviving travelers in the world. He was born in the little town of England near to Manchester. She dropped out from college just to pursue her dream of travelling the world. When she did, she wrote many books on it that people loved it.

 

  • Henry VollomMortan

Last but not the least in the list of favorite travel journalist in to the point of view of Mr.SaqibSoomro is Henry. He hailed from Lancashire England and has traveled the world and written his scriptures for the students to their inspiration from. The best ones are the one written on the history of Europe.

 

Tourist Traps of New York by SaqibSoomro

New York, is every travelers dream to go to. Every child from when he or she gets his or her exposure wants to visit this city which is famously known as the big apple. The more you read about it the more it gets your attention and makes you attracted to it. So he tells us about the most famous tourist traps of New York.

  • Statue of liberty photographers:

When a person visits New York he will most definitely visit the place which is the New York is most famous for, the statue of liberty. But the main problem in the beautiful marvel lies in the fact that it is shrouded by the people trying to rip you off of your money. These are the main land photographers, which will hover around you as you visit the beautiful place and ask you for your picture taken, as soon as you get it taken, they ask you for a huge amount of money which you will eventually have to pay.

 

  • Times squares dress up:

The second in the list when you come too big apple is the fact that you will obviously go to the Times Square New York when you land there. It is a beautiful place to get your pictures taken but it comes with a catch. You will see their people who are constantly trying to come to you for the pictures dressed as super heroes and stuff. Do not fall for them, they will ask you large sum of money after it if done so never ever do it and always stay vigilant for them.

 

  • Citadel of Abraham:

Citadel of Abraham is the choice for many travelers SaqibSoomro said. In this citadel you can go and enjoy the sights and sounds of old Abraham Lincoln’s era, where there was peace and serenity. Here you will see fake ticket sellers everywhere, but you will have to watch out for them. These ticket sellers have wrong tickets and can be spotted if you look at them closely, wrong tickets have plain white color while the actual ones are blue in color.

 

  • Google park:

Google Park has been added as the very recent attraction to the New York’s things. The best part about is park is that it has all the technology from the advent of computers and other stuff. The more power for the attraction is that once you pay for the tickets everything is free inside. But there is a catch, here the fake sellers will try to sell you fake cover and stuff, watch out for them.

 

  • Bronco busters:

These guys are known to give bikes and cars for rent, but it has happened that some of the new people with the same names have opened their business too, always go for the original bronco busters, because that’s the place where you will be getting the quality bike and cars for your travel requirements SaqibSoomro said.

Why VPN is important while travelling

VPN stands for virtual private network. It is a virtual device that enable a person to spoof the IP address for his convenience. Mr. SaqibSoomro is an ardent technology lover as well. His love for technology can be understood by the intricacies of internet that he understands and the gadgets that he carries. We were just randomly talking to him when he came up with the topic of installing a VPN in your computers and system just to keep your privacy safe when you are travelling.

Why a VPN            

A virtual private network is the thing by which a person can hide his IP address. He said that when you are travelling in a country where there is a lot of foreign agencies that has set up their network online to stop terrorism and knowledge of the other fugitive stuff virtual private network comes in handy to hide your location. By a virtual private network your location cannot be traced. When you install a virtual private network in your system it hides its physical address which enables you to access the internet freely while you are travelling without having the fear of being monitored or being caught by the agencies or even the online terrorist organizations. The best thing about installing a virtual private network is that you can even access the things that you can’t while surfing over the normal web. There are several different virtual private networks that are available in the market by which you can choose from.

Deep access by a VPN

Mr. SaqibSoomro tells us that a virtual private network also enables a person to access the deep dark web through it. By installing a virtual private network in your computer system or a tablet or a cellular phone device you will be able to access the website with the onion domain. These are the website which enable you to track and download the things to your device which are next to impossible through the normal IP address that you internet service provider has given to you. How it comes handy while traveling is the fact that you can get travel information from the people which is usually hidden on the internet, which makes your travel quest even more interesting.

 

Security of a VPN

Out of all the things that a VPN has to offer the best thing is that it offers you security protocols which aren’t available on the normal internet SaqibSoomro told us. These security protocols ensure your safety online. Your progress and your search records can’t be tracked down by any organization or any country while traveling. The best virtual private networks in the world come with a price, but he says it’s worth paying them to ensure your security and safety. The best part about a virtual private network is that you can be agony free. You won’t have to worry about the security of you and your family members while traveling around the world in your vacation as a part of your voyage.

Five countries that are a must avoid while travel planning

Mr. SaqibSoomro has so many travel tales to tell that if you have a month to spare it will come short as well. Again we ventured into his home to meet him and listen to his travel stories that he has to offer. His stories are so much in depth that a mind can get engrossed in them for hours and hours without noticing how much time has passed away. This time we asked him that in his opinion which countries are a must avoid when it comes to travel planning around the world, as he knows so much about all the countries we knew that he would provide a handsome feedback to us. He said that there is a list that he has in which he considers these five countries the baldest in the travel planning:

  • Damascus, Syria

When it comes to the number one most dangerous country in travel planning it has to be Syria and most importantly the city of Damascus. The name might sound flamboyant but it is far from that. It has constant bombings and fighting going on and everyday people are killed on the streets and kidnapped. He says that one must cancel all the plans for travelling if they are travelling with family or even alone. Even the world’s journalists are advised not to go there because of the prevalent circumstances. Better to travel anywhere else than this place he says.

 

  • Afghanistan

In the second spot Mr. SaqibSoomro says that the most important country not to visits for the safety of your life is Afghanistan. Here the civil war has been happening since ages and the infrastructure has broken down big time that there aren’t roads to travel even. So if you are making any such plans of travelling to Afghanistan then you must reconsider because another factor is that, this country is even very conservative.

 

  • South Sudan

Another worst country in the world is the South Sudan where there has been freedom fighting going on. The fighting has been taking place since ages there, it is a great place if you want to see the wildlife but the problem is that the people of that country are very wild, they kill all the people who visits there so one must take note while planning travel there.

 

  • Iraq

Iraq is another country which has seen a lot of trouble post Saddam Hussain’s regimen. It has seen a lot of devastation and catastrophe. So much has happened there in the last two decades with the bomb blasts to firings to killings that it has become a no-go area for the people and most importantly tourists.

 

  • Somalia

Somalia is the country which comes in the fifth of the list. Because of the fact that this country is filled with poverty. There isn’t any bombings or fighting going on but the crime rate in Somalia is very high SaqibSoomro said. It is a beautiful country but comes in the danger list.

5 worst places for tourism

In another talking session with Mr. SaqibSoomro, he told us that the world is a beautiful place to visit and travel but he says in the bed of roses there have always been a few thorns. These thrones represent the world’s worst travel places. He says one just should not and never even think of travelling for the safety of his family or his loved ones, or for his own life’s sake. He mentioned a few places which are extremely dangerous to travel to and if a person has to travel to these places he must take precautions as his life could be in danger too.

  • Jerusalem

This place has been the disputed territory since ages. People have been fighting there for liberation with Israeli forces for many years. This place is a no-go territory for any traveler. Here you can be caught and put inside the jail for the crimes that you haven’t even committed. One must take extra precaution while travelling to this country and according to him they must not. This place is one of the worst in the world for the human life’s safety.

 

  • North Sinai – Sharma el Shaikh

North Sinai is another place where he says that a person must never ever visit. Even though this place is near to the most famous Sham El Sheikh it’s better to stay away from this place as it still has rebel fighters who are trying every which way to kill and kidnap the tourists from all over the world. After they kidnap the tourists they ask for the ransom from the people. SaqibSoomro asks the travelers for extra precaution against such travelling.

 

  • Occupied Kashmir

Another place which he says that one must not go to is the Kashmir the occupied one. It can seriously put you in danger of getting killed, kidnapped and several things that can happen to you. Kashmir is a beautiful place, it has always been said that the valley can give a tough competition to the beauty of Switzerland in a head to head comparison, but the main problem there is that the two nations are fighting over it for the turf war, and that is the reason why he says not to travel there.

 

  • Syria

Syria is another place in African region where he says that one should not travel. Syria is mostly situation in between Rocky Mountains and big deserts. But here lies the same issue, freedom fighters are always on the hustle with the government for their issues. And the city is constantly being bombarded by the Israeli forces too. That is the reason why he discourages people from going there.

 

  • Kosovo

Last worst place in the list of Mr. SaqibSoomro is Kosovo. Kosovo had a bad history of warfare and fighting amounts the rebels and the law enforcement agencies. Its infrastructure has been fully destroyed with the worst economy. All the time in 80s and 90s this beautiful place had numbers of people killed here as the result the tourism went down to zero.

 

Five countries that are a must avoid while travel planning

Mr. SaqibSoomro has so many travel tales to tell that if you have a month to spare it will come short as well. Again we ventured into his home to meet him and listen to his travel stories that he has to offer. His stories are so much in depth that a mind can get engrossed in them for hours and hours without noticing how much time has passed away. This time we asked him that in his opinion which countries are a must avoid when it comes to travel planning around the world, as he knows so much about all the countries we knew that he would provide a handsome feedback to us. He said that there is a list that he has in which he considers these five countries the baldest in the travel planning:

  • Damascus, Syria

When it comes to the number one most dangerous country in travel planning it has to be Syria and most importantly the city of Damascus. The name might sound flamboyant but it is far from that. It has constant bombings and fighting going on and everyday people are killed on the streets and kidnapped. He says that one must cancel all the plans for travelling if they are travelling with family or even alone. Even the world’s journalists are advised not to go there because of the prevalent circumstances. Better to travel anywhere else than this place he says.

 

  • Afghanistan

In the second spot Mr. SaqibSoomro says that the most important country not to visits for the safety of your life is Afghanistan. Here the civil war has been happening since ages and the infrastructure has broken down big time that there aren’t roads to travel even. So if you are making any such plans of travelling to Afghanistan then you must reconsider because another factor is that, this country is even very conservative.

 

  • South Sudan

Another worst country in the world is the South Sudan where there has been freedom fighting going on. The fighting has been taking place since ages there, it is a great place if you want to see the wildlife but the problem is that the people of that country are very wild, they kill all the people who visits there so one must take note while planning travel there.

 

  • Iraq

Iraq is another country which has seen a lot of trouble post Saddam Hussain’s regimen. It has seen a lot of devastation and catastrophe. So much has happened there in the last two decades with the bomb blasts to firings to killings that it has become a no-go area for the people and most importantly tourists.

 

  • Somalia

Somalia is the country which comes in the fifth of the list. Because of the fact that this country is filled with poverty. There isn’t any bombings or fighting going on but the crime rate in Somalia is very high SaqibSoomro said. It is a beautiful country but comes in the danger list.

Best places for tourism in Asia

Mr. Saqibsoomro is an ardent travel maniac. He has travelled all over the world to quench his thirst for traveling. The best thing about travelling he says that it refreshes the mind of the person wandering around. He has been and seen many different cultures and many different nations, their foods, their dialect, their way to undertake themselves every day. When we inquired him about the experiences that he had in the continent of Asia, he smiled and told us that Asia is very rich in different cultures and approaches the people has. He says according to him following are the top 5 places in Asia that a person must travel:

  • Thailand

Thailand is one of the most travelled place in the most of the Asian continent he says. It offers wide variety of things to do there. Thailand has many best places to offer to the travelers. The travelers have many different options to travel there from Phuket to Krabi to KohSamui. If you travel to Phuket you can go to Phi Phi islands and the famous James bond island. There you can enjoy the vast coral reefs that Thailand has to offer to its travelers.

 

  • Indonesia

Indonesia is another jewel in the crown of Asian continent. The most famous place of Indonesia which is loved by the travelers from far west Americans, Canadians and most importantly the Australians is the continent of Bali. Mr. SaqibSoomro said that Bali is one such place which lies on the equator belt so that is the reason why it is very much prone to the earthquakes and natural calamities. But that doesn’t stop the travelers from visiting this beautiful Island.

 

  • Singapore

If you want to experience the advancement of the western countries in Asia then you must visit the land called Singapore. It is a small country that lies on the outer belt of Asian continent. Singapore has the famous Changi airport which is equipped with the most modern swimming pool. Singapore has the famous Universal studios where the tourist from world over come and enjoy their time.

 

  • Malaysia

As the saying goes ‘Malaysia truly Asia’. That saying goes completely by the name. It is so beautiful that the scenery will leave your flabbergasted when you reach there. It has the famous twin towers which were, at one time, one of the tallest structures on the planet earth. In Malaysia you can visit to Genting Highlands and the famous Langkawi city. It is a small city which is full of greenery which you can enjoy with your loved one, and is one of the most famous honeymoon spots.

 

  • Srilanka

Another marvel in the crown of Asia is the country of SrilankaSaqibSoomro told. Here you can enjoy the famous elephant rides in the city of Candy. You can get close to the nature in the city of Colombo and its thick and dense forests, which are best for the adventure seeking people in the world.

5 worst places for tourism

In another talking session with Mr. SaqibSoomro, he told us that the world is a beautiful place to visit and travel but he says in the bed of roses there have always been a few thorns. These thrones represent the world’s worst travel places. He says one just should not and never even think of travelling for the safety of his family or his loved ones, or for his own life’s sake. He mentioned a few places which are extremely dangerous to travel to and if a person has to travel to these places he must take precautions as his life could be in danger too.

  • Jerusalem

This place has been the disputed territory since ages. People have been fighting there for liberation with Israeli forces for many years. This place is a no-go territory for any traveler. Here you can be caught and put inside the jail for the crimes that you haven’t even committed. One must take extra precaution while travelling to this country and according to him they must not. This place is one of the worst in the world for the human life’s safety.

 

  • North Sinai – Sharma el Shaikh

North Sinai is another place where he says that a person must never ever visit. Even though this place is near to the most famous Sham El Sheikh it’s better to stay away from this place as it still has rebel fighters who are trying every which way to kill and kidnap the tourists from all over the world. After they kidnap the tourists they ask for the ransom from the people. SaqibSoomro asks the travelers for extra precaution against such travelling.

 

  • Occupied Kashmir

Another place which he says that one must not go to is the Kashmir the occupied one. It can seriously put you in danger of getting killed, kidnapped and several things that can happen to you. Kashmir is a beautiful place, it has always been said that the valley can give a tough competition to the beauty of Switzerland in a head to head comparison, but the main problem there is that the two nations are fighting over it for the turf war, and that is the reason why he says not to travel there.

 

  • Syria

Syria is another place in African region where he says that one should not travel. Syria is mostly situation in between Rocky Mountains and big deserts. But here lies the same issue, freedom fighters are always on the hustle with the government for their issues. And the city is constantly being bombarded by the Israeli forces too. That is the reason why he discourages people from going there.

 

  • Kosovo

Last worst place in the list of Mr. SaqibSoomro is Kosovo. Kosovo had a bad history of warfare and fighting amounts the rebels and the law enforcement agencies. Its infrastructure has been fully destroyed with the worst economy. All the time in 80s and 90s this beautiful place had numbers of people killed here as the result the tourism went down to zero.

 

SaqibSoomro tells his story of a 200 year old sofa

As we already know that how much of an ardent furniture lover he already is. When we went to the main room of his house in Karachi, we saw a very special and a very unique kind of a sofa lying there in the room. First we thought that it was some of his new project but then we realized that it was some ancient sofa that he had brought from somewhere. We got surprised and wanted to know more about the beautiful sofa that he had. So when he came down the stairs we asked him to tell us more about.

Origin:
He said that the origin of this sofa is in the midst and haze of Cairo, and this sofa was used by none other than the best of the best rulers that came. Though the sofa had the age of 200 years attached to it over which we couldn’t help ourselves get astonished to. But the more astonishing fact was that this sofa was only discovered 200 years back when its actual age is well over 2000 years. It was used by the Pharaohs in their kingdom and at their time.
How it maintained such good state:
When asked about the fact that how did that sofa maintained such a good state, he said that he was embalmed by the Kings of that era, that era which consisted of rulers which were so bank upon keeping things safe with them. The embark on this magnificent journey couldn’t help the best of the best. It was put in the chemicals later on it was resettled it so that it could be bought by the people who loved it. So that’s how it remained in such a solid and best state of the art.

The price tag:
When asked SaqibSoomro about the price tag associated with it, he smiled and laughed and said these things are priceless, but when we said that we want to know and insisted so he told us that he bought it at the price tag of one hundred thousand million dollars. And he said that he would have paid even a higher price than that because of the value and heritage attached to the sofa.

The shipment:
He told us that since this sofa was of so much in value and was so much close to his heart, he had to make special measures to get the sofa to himself in Pakistan. He told us that he hired a cruise ship to bring it to Pakistan. Booked the cruise ship all by himself just to that it reaches its final destination at the end.

The preservation:
The preservation of this sofa is no easy job, he said that he puts in fifty thousand rupees a month just to preserve this sofa. When inquired SaqibSoomro that does anybody sit on it still so he invited us to sit on it and it see it yourself and we couldn’t help out self-get impressed by its strength

SaqibSoomro plans to create his new antique furniture collection

Saqib Ahmed Soomro as we all know is an ardent furniture and travel lover. He has been to several countries and has seen many types of different furniture. He has an ample amount of interest in the antique furniture from all over the world. He often recommends to the people of how to buy and what to buy and where to buy when it comes to the antique furniture. After years of wandering around the world looking and getting himself the antique furniture of all around the world one day he finally decided that he would want to start creating his own way out of his own thinking the new antique type of collection of furniture that he would make. The best part about making a furniture that accordingly customized the needs for the individual is drastically magnifying the reticulum of the nucleus of the world.

Mr. Saqib Khan Soomro says, that at first the idea when it hit him that he would want start his own furniture collection, many people came to him and said that it would cost him a lot and would not work in the market because the furniture will be new and not antique but the main thing about the furniture that people wouldforesee is that fact that the furniture is made as antique. It isn’t really antique. But he says that it wouldn’t stop him from making furniture because of the fact that he loves making it and the best thing about making furniture is that it soothes his soul and mind. He always says that normal people can comprehend what he feels about the furniture being made. When it makes it, it won’t have the same effect as it has in any businessman’s mind that he will earn money out of it, but to him it’s more of a thing that he loves. He also ways that his furniture that will be antique like will be more of a collector’s item for the people who would want it to be.

MrSaqibsoomro has already started working upon the things that he would present to it the world. In order that everything to go smoothly he has also set up factories in the remote areas of Pakistan, the reason being he says that he would want the local people to get the employment and make money out of it. For that he has also plans to import raw material from Greece, China & Morocco. As the world knows that the best material comes from the all three countries that have been named here. The most part of the manufacturing process will comprises of people who would take part in labor, according to him it will increase the employment levels of the people working and also will work for the betterment of their future. For furniture building expertise he also conducts workshops of the potential workers on how to make antique furniture from a new raw material and cutting of new type of woods.