Twenty-seven-year-old American globe-trotter and famous vlogger Drew Binsky shared his incredible expedition in Pakistan on his channel, saying that the country’s hospitality is the “world’s best.”
Binsky not only enjoyed the natural beauty and rich culture of the country but was also inspired by the hospitality of the locals.
“After receiving so much love and warmth here I can safely assert that the hospitality in Pakistanis inarguably stands out from everything else” Binsky told a local newspaper.
The traveler receives a small shock after Pakistani vendors refused to take money from him in Peshawar, as can be seen in his video that went viral on social media. He said that he did not spend a penny during his travels; “not by choice,” but because people did not let him to pay due to their warm hospitality.
”Everyone here is so warm and welcoming that it’s amazing. So far I haven’t even spent any money because nobody lets me. Not only have my friends but street vendors and other people too,” Binsky said.
Opposing the stereotypical media portrayal of the country, “Pakistan is safe, beautiful and historical, completely opposite in every way than what the media says”, he said.
Pakistan in March launched an e-visa scheme in a bid to boost tourism in the country, and the citizens of five countries — including Turkey — will be able to benefit from the scheme.
The other four countries whose citizens would be able to obtain e-visa are the U.K., China, Malaysia and the UAE, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
This move came as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a new visa policy for 190 countries at the inauguration ceremony of e-visa services in the capital Islamabad.
Pakistan’s tourism industry attracted an estimated of 1.75 million tourists in 2017, according to a Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation report.