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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.

 

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 traveler guide is important while travelling

Mr. Saqib Ahmed Soomro has traveled more than hundred countries of the world. His traveling includes from the heights of rocky mountain cliffs of Nevada to the below sea level country like Seychelles. He has traveled to the places where a normal person wouldn’t even dare thinking of traveling let alone actual traveling. When we inquired upon the importance of having a traveler’s guide while a person is traveling in the digital era. We inquired that is it necessary for anyone who is traveling to an unknown country to have a travel guide of its own since the smart phones and tablets these days are so well equipped with every map there is which keep you informed throughout all the travel time and makes the travel even more interesting. He says that even in this digital age keeping a traveler’s guide has its own importance which can never be ignore by anybody.

According to Mr.SaqibSoomro he still keeps a travel guide with him in a hardcopy wherever he is travelling to.  He said the purpose that the actual hard copy serves is that purpose which a digital guide like a cell phone guide or a tablet one cannot serve. He said that the digital guides need to be recharged in order to work overtimewhereas the normal guide in hard copy won’t require you to have any kind of recharging required to it. If you happen to face the rain, he says that you can’t take your digital guide out, even in that scenario the normal traveler guide works without any problems. A travel guide just occupies a little space in your pocket where you could keep it. With the travel guide you can go to the places you wouldn’t even think of going else. It serves as a purpose to explore more on the foot and even on the motored transportation. The travel guide keeps you informed about the terrain that you have to face in your quest for travelling. It will keep you informed about the customs prevailing in the country.

Mr. SaqibSoomro also tells that a traveler guide will help you keep an eye on the pros and cons of the culture. In every culture there are certain things that you can’t do or those things are considered immoral and not modest. You have to follow those norms to enjoy your travel the most. He says that a travel guide will help you get more out of your travel from the destination you are traveling to. The travel guide will help you out if you get lost from roaming street by street. The travel guide will also make sure that you are fully informed about the cultural changes that you face from your own hometown to the country you are traveling to. He always asks to get a travel diary from a reliable source such as amazon and which is authentic and updates. An outdated travel guide will serve you bad and may land in you trouble.

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.

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.

Saqibsoomro advices Rome for antique pots buying

Pots and vases are one of his favorite things. We saw them located all over his home. When asked upon that how it goes about the vases and pots of so many kinds and where from he bought all the beautiful pots he narrated the story saying these are all antique. He said that the best pots in the world could be found in Rome. He further told us that how can you find antique pots in Rome.

Through Trevin Agents:
Trevin agents are found all over the Rome. They are the people who are in charge of getting you to the vendors who sell stuff like antique items say like jewelry, pots, rings and more things that are considered by many as antique items. What you have to do it find the right Trevin agent for you, there are many scams going on, everybody is trying to sell you stuff that isn’t worth a dime but they make it look expensive and then they sell you the low quality stuff. So always stay vigilant of what you get and which kind of agent you are talking to and he is getting your stuff.

Through Botanical museums:
Another way to getting yourself the antique pots are the botanical museums found there. In those museums they ask you about your background, which social class you belong to, what kind of a taste in antiques you have, which are the mainly focused areas of the things that you like but you have to come over all these things for the fact of the matter which choses you to be the one as the best person who could take care of the stuff SaqibSoomro said about. So the main thing that remains to be seen is the matter which could have been taken into the hands but couldn’t do so because of the manifestation of the best. The marksmanship remains to be the best render quality of the pots that are bought from here which are in turn kind of an investment for lifetime.

Pots screening:
The main thing which comes after finding a vendor is that once you are done with finding the right vendor the next step is to get yourself the pot screening. Now as you can see that even at times the vendors are made fooled by the people they bought the pots from, because it’s a very tricky game, everybody is a vulture there, what they do is that they trick the best vendors even and they fail to realize that they are selling the pot which is not genuine SaqibSoomro said. Even the best looking pots are not worth a single penny now it is your job to screen them that can be done by taking them to the ancient historians who will tell you that either these pots are real, genuine, or entirely fake. So make sure you do your homework before going to Rome to buy yourself the ancient pots.

Tips when buying antique furniture by Saqib Soomro

When he went to take his interview on the tips when it comes to buying antique furniture, he said that he had a lot to say, and these tips aren’t just for anybody who wants to buy the furniture but to the person who holds the passion of having an antique piece or unit in his house.

The Monetary need
He states that the most important thing when buying antique furniture is the person’s ability to buy the antique furniture because the antique furniture costs a lot. It is always good for a person to start saving because the ancient and vintage collectable items are always expensive. Just because of the fact that they have a heritage attached to it. It may be the case that the certain unit that you are trying to buy have come from various kinds and their dynasties, and the thing is the price attached to it isn’t over at all because its mandatory for such a thing to have a price tag which only a few people with the passion and desire for having such an artwork could only you afford and take care of.

Distinguishing between the imposters and the genuine
Furthermore when we asked him about how a layman person would go and identify a unit as an antique and how can he distinguish the between the real and the fake. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the furniture which is antique would have certain chemicals which are needed to be put on it to keep it in a working condition. Because of their old age factors they go through the wear and tear that comes with the age, but the problem part or the most difficult part lies in the fact that how do you keep them preserved. It has often been the case that people here would sell you something by calling it antique which is actually not. You need to make sure that your dealer is trustworthy and real and doesn’t have malpractices like not bringing out the true story of the actual furniture that he is selling.

It may require travelling

Antique units are found all over the world. Sometimes the thing is that the antique furniture is placed in the places where the art crafts of the ancient world are kept and preserved. So it is a person’s duty that if he wants to acquire a certain piece of antique furniture he must be willing to travel abroad. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the best way to make yourself travel worthy is by first getting the visas of the country which are easier to get so that you ink your passports the right way. Because only once that your passport is ready and well inked, you will get the visas of the country easily which holds the most amount of ancient furniture from the former kinds and their dynasties. Because usually all these items are seen and found in the part of European Union.