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Drew Binsky, an American travel blogger is the latest foreign tourist on his visit to Pakistan and he seems to be absolutely in awe with its vibrant culture and warmness of the people.
Out of all the eminent beauty and the captivating landscape that Pakistan possesses, Drew has been largely fascinated by the immense hospitality of the people here.
In his recent live video on Facebook, he told his billion followers worldwide about the salient features of Pakistan in which the ‘hospitality’ of the people has outclassed other noteworthy attributes of the country.
Happy Pakistan Day!” In the post published on March 24, he shared, “I have received over 20 gifts from people I have just met to thank me for coming to their country,” said Drew Binsky.
He said, he did not spend any money during his stay in Pakistan “not by choice” but because “the hospitality in Pakistan is so amazing that they won’t let me pay for anything”. He said he withdrew Rs.28,000 or $200 from his bank account when he arrived in Pakistan.
He wrote: Fact: I came to Pakistan and I haven’t spent any money. Why? Because nobody will let me. Seriously. This is the world’s best hospitality, by a long shot.”
“Anywhere I go in the world, I always insist on paying — whether it be for dinners, gifts, taxi rides, experiences, you name it. But the people here in Pakistan (aggressively) won’t let me pay. It’s insane!!” he said.
In his Instagram post shared during Pakistan Day celebration, he said that Pakistan has been negatively publicized in the world whereas the actual picture is far different from its virtual image painted throughout the world.
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“Truth be told, I’ve never received better hospitality in my life than in Pakistan. Along with Iran, Pakistan is the world’s most misconceived and misunderstood country. If you’ve ever been here, then you’ll know. Happy Pakistan Day!” In the post published on March 24, he shared, “I have received over 20 gifts from people I have just met to thank me for coming to their country,” said Drew Binsky.
Binsky clarified that it was not just his friends who won’t let him pay but “random street vendors and people I meet especially here in Peshawar”.
In an interview to a local newspaper, he stated that “We recently had a meet and greet during our stay in Karachi and it is one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had here. Primarily because it was kind of revolutionary, over 250 people came to meet me and my girlfriend, Deanna. Also, not many content creators or bloggers have been able to come over here and make content about Pakistan because it has been mostly closed to tourists in a general sense. So for us, it was very special to come here before the wave of tourists come in the near future.”