“I’ve never been one for ‘easy’ travel,” says “vlogger and content creator Eva zu Beck” in an adoring piece in Forbes Friday, and you can say that again: Eva zu Beck, Forbes reports, “thinks Pakistan could be the world’s #1 tourism destination.” And that raises a question: what on earth compelled Forbes to run such a palpably ridiculous and potentially dangerous piece?
Eva zu Beck thinks such concerns are wildly exaggerated, and based on misconceptions. It’s all the media’s fault, you see, but she is understanding about it: “It’s very hard to extract yourself from all the common preconceptions about Pakistan as a person living in the Western world and consuming Western media. After all, the one single image of the country we are given is that of an unsafe, unwelcoming place – which is of course very wrong.”
Of course it is. And so women, says Eva zu Beck, should flock to Pakistan and travel around it alone. What is there to worry about? “There is this idea,” she says, “that traveling solo as a woman in Pakistan is dangerous.” Now how could anyone have gotten that idea? MORE HERE