From truck hotel to a Qawali event – Canadian biker explores and enjoys Pakistan’s hospitality

With the quality food, one thing Pakistan is known for is its hospitality and how the people here treat their guests. Making it a memorable experience for them always on this soil, the guests, particularly social media influencers have been very vocal about their positive experiences and spoke how their treatment here lead to them breaking stereotypical image of the country.

Falling prey to Western mainstream media propaganda, our country held the image of conservatism and being terrorism plagued, hence it rose the security concerns for foreign visitors wanting to explore the country. However, this negative profiling and attempts to isolate Pakistan went to waste when the social media and particularly YouTube community decided to see the country for themselves.

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Hey fam jam ! Just a heads up- I have officially started my tour ! I’m behind on my IG stories ( sorry hard to keep up) but I have just done a live video on Instagram and encourage you all to check it out ! Basically it’s just me walking the streets here at night alone, to show you – just how SAFE it is here. And now, 5 days solo on the road and I can’t tell you how amazing everyone has been along the way, and just how safe I really feel traveling alone here and how well cared for I am. I will be doing more live videos in the future. If you missed today’s and have any questions, please feel free to drop them below. Unfortunately I stopped attending to my “other” inbox, as I’m too overwhelmed at the moment with everything and rather enjoy my time being present. But I do appreciate all of the love sent. I will try to respond to each question below at least. As always, Thank you for following along and for all the love and support ??

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After having a practical experience here, all of them left satisfied and called the media out on the negative image building. It has been due to their efforts that Pakistan has gained a lot of attention during the recent years, with even Forbes suggesting it as one of the ‘coolest’ places to visit in 2019.

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. “My name is GULAB, it means the rose flower” No WAY ?!? My name is ROSIE !! It’s the same ? . . And that was the beginning of a beautiful evening ? Walking down the back streets of Liberty market in Lahore, I came across a series of small shops selling an array of exquisite colorful fabrics, clothing and handy crafts. These are from the Sindh region I was told. Just then, a man came from his shop to invite me in. His name was Gulab, which just so happened to translate the same as my name! When he introduced himself, and we realized we shared the same name, we both burst into happy laughter. Gulab shared with me the origin and details of the shops collection. They came from his village in Mithi, a region of Pakistan known as Sindh. The women of the Thar desert worked diligently to create these elaborate pieces of art. It’s their main source of income. The people of this region are very poor and have very little but are very rich in culture. I was told about the beautiful traditional dresses and how local women are garnished with silver and the unmarried girls have bangles up their entire arms ! Gulab let me try on the dresses (ghagra) also a Peshawari karag (diff region) and decorated me with a traditional matha Patti (headdress) and even showed me the different ways the women would wear their shall. Then, to my surprise, I got a grand show of the traditional hip dance that the men do in Sindh. Gulab was a special character with a very kind heart ❤️ he treated my friend and I to Kashmiri chai and invited me to come to his village when I pass through the area so that I can meet the women who make the garments and see the process. . . . As I start my route across Pakistan and I am too excited to see all of this beauty, to meet these incredible people, and to share the diverse culture of Pakistan with the world !

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Among those influencers is Canadian solo biker Rosie Gabrielle. She is known for her adventurous voyages all across the world. She has spent her recent days in Pakistan and has been absolutely touched by the hospitality and love of the people.

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That time I sang with a QAWWALI band ! . . After experiencing a powerful prayer at the Bulleh Shah shrine in Kasur, I walked over to listen to the Qawwali band. Their music echoed and danced off the walls of the open area and the sound was so beautiful. Just then, the singer asked if I would like to come sit with them and sing along. Wow ! How could I say no ! . I sang as a professional singer for many years but had never sang this style of music, nor did I know the language. The man told me- just feel the music, and sing from you heart ! Sing louder he kept saying. The feeling was incredible ! I simply connected to Divine and sang straight from my heart. And this is what Qawwali is all about. It’s beautiful poetry from the great spiritual teachers and philosophers of time, created into rhythm harmonic mastery. It is a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music and dates back more than 700 years ago. . As a singer and Spiritual being I would Love to actually learn a qawwali song ! Any suggestions for what would be the best song to learn ? . . By the way: I’ve done an entire vlog series on my Pakistan trip and all these amazing experiences ! I can’t wait to share it on my YOUTUBE channel ! Don’t forget to subscribe { Rosie Gabrielle} to be the first to see them ?

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Posting a picture with a Pakistani woman, she thanked the people for the love she is receiving.

”HOSPITALITY in PAKISTAN Is by far the most gracious care I have ever received. And it was explained to me by this Aunty that I met on the street.  She kindly insisted that I try the food and to join her and her granddaughter for dinner. The food was a gift she said. That I was a guest in her country and it was her honour and duty to show me grace and love” – she wrote. 

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Everyone told me it was too dangerous to come to Pakistan as a single female, let alone ride a motorcycle across the country. Now 1500 km’s into my tour I can tell you first hand what it’s like to travel Pakistan as a solo female and what I’ve experienced so far. Countless smiles and cheers of joy as I pass people and they realize it’s a female riding. Numerous offers to stay in locals homes wherever I stop, families are always inviting me to stay with them. When I stop for chai or snacks at a store, most often someone will buy it for me, or the owner will not let me pay, saying I’m a guest in their country and they would love to gift this to me. Food food and more food! wherever I go, I’m offered to eat wonderful home cooked food ? or offered gifts of food from street vendors as I pass by. Everyone wants to say hello and ask where I’m from and are curious what I think about Pakistan. They want me to know that Islam is a Peace and love and that I am accepted just the way I am. I’ve been gifted many things now by the people and families I stay with and been given the highest attention and hospitality, even if they don’t have much to give, they make sure I’m happy. And they give with their whole hearts. So many beautiful connections & heart felt moments, I have truly fallen in love with the people here? This is Pakistan. This is the country of Peace and Love. And this is my unedited experience so far. As a solo female traveling by motorcycle. Pakistan has suffered greatly in past years due to the continuous negative image the media portrays. Since many years now, they aren’t used to seeing tourists. So they’re overjoyed to see a foreigner. Not because I‘m anyone special, but because it gives them hope. Hope that Pakistan will once again be recognized for the beautiful country it is and the true heart of the people will be seen. People have labeled Pakistan as dangerous or that the people aren’t good. And I’ve seen how that personally affects the people here, it brings them to tears to have such accusations, and it breaks my heart to know what is said and how they’re treated abroad having experienced the culture first hand and how they’ve treated me

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Everyone told me it was too dangerous to come to Pakistan as a single female, let alone ride a motorcycle across the country. Now 1500 km’s into my tour I can tell you first hand what it’s like to travel Pakistan as a solo female and what I’ve experienced so far. Countless smiles and cheers of joy as I pass people and they realize it’s a female riding. Numerous offers to stay in locals homes wherever I stop, families are always inviting me to stay with them. When I stop for chai or snacks at a store, most often someone will buy it for me, or the owner will not let me pay, saying I’m a guest in their country and they would love to gift this to me. Food food and more food! wherever I go, I’m offered to eat wonderful home cooked food ? or offered gifts of food from street vendors as I pass by. Everyone wants to say hello and ask where I’m from and are curious what I think about Pakistan. They want me to know that Islam is a Peace and love and that I am accepted just the way I am. I’ve been gifted many things now by the people and families I stay with and been given the highest attention and hospitality, even if they don’t have much to give, they make sure I’m happy. And they give with their whole hearts. So many beautiful connections & heart felt moments, I have truly fallen in love with the people here? This is Pakistan. This is the country of Peace and Love. And this is my unedited experience so far. As a solo female traveling by motorcycle. Pakistan has suffered greatly in past years due to the continuous negative image the media portrays. Since many years now, they aren’t used to seeing tourists. So they’re overjoyed to see a foreigner. Not because I‘m anyone special, but because it gives them hope. Hope that Pakistan will once again be recognized for the beautiful country it is and the true heart of the people will be seen. People have labeled Pakistan as dangerous or that the people aren’t good. And I’ve seen how that personally affects the people here, it brings them to tears to have such accusations, and it breaks my heart to know what is said and how they’re treated abroad having experienced the culture first hand and how they’ve treated me

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She was recently seen roaming around and enjoying horseback riding and was treated with love and hospitality as well.

The great Canadian woman motorcyclist Ms Rosie Gabrielle along with Mr Adeel, travelling around the world on motorbike visited and experience the horseback. It was really an honour to have them at our club today.” – wrote the Gallop Club.

Among the traditional and cultural values Pakistanis take pride in, hospitality and treating guests with utmost dignity stands on number one. It is pleasant to see how the perception of foreign visitors is changing due to the love they receive here.

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