There was time once I reached Islamabad to visit a couple more of Pakistan’s cities – Lahore near the Indian border, and Peshawar near the Afghan border. They are worlds apart. I really enjoyed Lahore and went to watch the evening flag-lowering ceremony at the border gate. Peshawar however, is very conservative and I didn’t feel so comfortable walking the streets alone. But it did give me the chance to take a trip up to the Khyber Pass and also to Darra, where the manufacture of replica guns is the main industry. In side street workshops, men work on the floor making parts of guns that are then assembled. Every few minutes you would hear guns being fired somewhere in town.