July 12, 2009 GMT
Pakistan / Sukker

Left the next morning for Sukker (478km) and again a great ride until about 75km outside of Sukker when I picked up my first police escort. To explain, escorts are a bit like the pony express. The police take your passport and you follow them for around 30 to 40 km when the next escort will take you onwards. Again I appreciate the efforts by the police to take care of me, but oh so slow!!! sometimes only doing 40km/hr. I actually joked with one english speaking officer that at this speed someone could walk up beside me and attack me and I'd rather take my chances at 120km/hr. Can't be done, you have no idea how frustrating this was to get, including waiting around for escorts to show up!!
At least the police know what hotel will take me, big plus, they dropped me off and we arrange time for escort the next day (I quickly learnt to say 1 hr before)
Stayed in hotel room all night.

Posted by Ross MacDonald at July 12, 2009 01:18 PM GMT
 

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