This is what her Instagram bios have to say about her: Wanderlust. 📺 presenter. Snapchat junkie. Mother to 3 dogs. Wannabe blogger. Over eater. Doodler. Content creator. WWF Ambassador. Will see the 🌎
Is there anything that Anoushey Ashraf is not? What she forgot to mention on both her Instagram accounts is the fact that she’s the perfect tour guide. You can find her on her official Instagram account or her recent creation which is dedicated to travel. She is indeed The Wandering Pakistani.
We decided to go through both her accounts to figure out the number of cities or countries or cultures she has explored. And we must say, we’re impressed!
In Passu, Pakistan, so close to the border of China
My first post is from my own land, my Pakistan. And it’s amazing to be able to share this with the rest of the world. Not too far from The border of China here’s a picture of me in the town of Passu. 99% percent literate, progressive and OH SO BEAUTIFUL! At 2400 metres, one can enjoy some life altering sights and take hikes like no other!! Come on over, someday! #explorepakistanbeauty #travel #travelgram #instagram #wanderingpakistani
Once upon a time in Spain
Hi All! I am very excited to share the very first video from our travels in Spain. As you all know traveling is a passion of mine – so we decided to capture the best parts of our journey for you all to experience as well. This is Barcelona – a magical city with a thriving metropolitan culture, people from all walks of life and a rich historical heritage dating back to the Roman era. The Spanish are warm and hospitable with many living in large families like we do here in Pakistan. And many of them were surprised to see two Pakistani women traveling as all they see on the news is what a dangerous country Pakistan is and how the people are extremists. We were able to show them there is much more to Pakistan by sharing our personal stories of family, traditions, etc. If Spain is too far for you, Pakistan and many amazing countries close by are equally exciting so if you have the opportunity, go explore and share your travels too. The world is our oyster & there is no better education then learning about all it has to offer. Hope you Enjoy it! See full video https://www.facebook.com/anousheyofficial/posts/10153470692228195 #travel #instagram #explore #wanderingpakistani #discover #Spain #Barcelona
Yup, that’s Anoushey relaxing in Thailand
#throwback Koh Samui 2014 The beaches in Thailand are still exceptional and affordable, no matter how commercial it gets. I was able to find the perfect villa on the island less crowded beaches and good food close by. And between the 13 of us it was excessively easy on my pocket. Traveling the world has certainly become an expensive passion but there are ways around it. Will share some tips on my blogs very soon! Meanwhile, plan a trip to Thailand! #travel #traveller #explore #thailand @thaiairways @travelchannel gimme a job! @anousheyashraf
She has even been to Doha, Qatar!
This wanderer has been to Kabul, Afghanistan
The cold, heavily guarded, beautiful city of Kabul. Those dudes in the sky seem to keep patrolling the city to keep it under check through the day, much like protective brothers, taking care of all. 🙂 #myshot #Magreb #430pm #wanderingPakistani #Nushtravels #beingAnoushey #Travelgram #travel #afghanistan #Kabul @tolotvofficial @travelchannel @travelpage
And Herat, Afghanistan
One thing we’ve all noticed is how clean the streets of Herat are. No garbage dumps ANYWHERE. Have been making a conscious effort to look for garbage dumps in the city. Found none. No political, religious wall markings in the city either. None. Clean walls, restaurants and streets. Remarkable. All cars in line. Wow. We really need to learn a few things from them. To many people around the world, this may just seem normal, but to people of the developing world, cleaniness impresses all!! 🙂 #goodbyeHerat #poseralert #worldpeace #afghanindahouse #travel #wanderingPakistani #afghanistan #Nushtravels #traveling @travelpage @travelchannel @cntraveler @travelandleisure
Anoushey has even seen Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Following 9/11, Mazar-i-Sharif was the FIRST Afghan city to fall to the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance (United Front, full of Uzbeks and Hazaras) The Taliban’s defeat in Mazar quickly turned into a rout from the rest of the north and west of Afghanistan. After the Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif in November 2001, the city was officially captured with many talibans killed by forces of the Northern Alliance. They were joined by the United States Special Operations Forces and supported by the U.S. Airforce. The regular attacks on Uzbeks and Hazaras by the Taliban even today is their version of revenge, as there are violent attacks on these communities from time to time. I do feel a little scared recording out in the open sometimes specially because the channel we’re working for has been issued a warning by the talibans because they ran an anti-Taliban campaign not so long ago. However, we’re well taken care of and the locals here have much love to share. Top: my shot of the lovely shrine of Hazrat Ali (a.s) during Magreb Left bottom: selfie with Mujeeb’s fans. No jokes. Bottom right: the under developed, small city of Mazar, not much to show here. #wanderingPakistani #afghanistan #travel #Travelgram #Nushtravels
This girl has also reached Mushkpuri, which is all the way up north in Pakistan
At the top of beautiful Mukshpuri at 2800 metres above sea level. The trek on horseback (and a little on foot) took us around 2 hours. There are two ways to get here, one from Dunga Gali, which is a shorter but more difficult trek. We took the track from Nathia Gali which may take 20 mins more but is a much prettier path laden with Alpine trees, the Lalazar park ( mini zoo up on the hill) and places to stop and breathe. For the ones not too physically fit I’d recommend to get yourself a horse for the ride, it cost us 4K both ways but totally worth it. This also happened during Eid so peak season charges were perhaps applied. The last tome I went they charged us 3000 (30$) both ways! It’s totally worth it once you get to the top though. Take your phones fully charged for epic pictures of the Neelam river in Kashmir, Muzaffarabad etc on a clear day! Sit back and watch the clouds descend through the trees and one can literally sit around while they pass through you! Wow!! Don’t litter, some people do and it hurts me to no end! I tried to tell the locals to take ownership and fine people who leave behind soda cans and wrappers, made my blood boil to be honest! This aside, take the trek, get some music and a good book, get to the top, lie around nature and enjoy our beautiful Pakistan! #instatraveling #travelgram #exploretheworld #Me thanks @wassayhassan for the picture!
Istanbul, Turkey. Of course
Throwback to my first trip to Istanbul, Turkey. A beautiful city, inhabited by even more beautiful people. Heart goes out to each of you. As a Pakistani, one knows and feels the difficulties endured by you’ll well. We’ve too have seen many hard times in the past. May your problems be over soon and may you make your way out of this disparity at the earliest. Innocents don’t deserve any of this, where ever in the world they may be. #travel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travels #traveler #travelphotography #traveller #travelbug #traveltheworld #travelers #travelvideo.
Woah, even Denpasar district of Bali, Indonesia!
A beautiful silver jewellery store in the heart of Celuk Village in the Denpasar district of Bali, Indonesia! Almost all shops in this area are owned by locals who take keen interest in quality, design and craftsmanship of the product they produce. I got some lovely earrings and rings for myself and my near and dear ones for some great prices! Bargain away. And be amazed by the exteriors, designs and architecture on many of these buildings! The eye for detail is ridiculous! I was certainly left in awe and just recently came across this picture of mine!! Indonesia too, is an awesome place to travel to. #throwback #myshot #travel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travels #traveler #travelphotography #traveller #travelbug #traveltheworld #travelers #travelvideo
The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992! Many people had died trying to get to the other side of the wall in the past, imagine that!! It was surreal being here. Families, friends and loved ones living on two separate sides of a wall. Was this ever fair? Is war ever fair? Is division ever fair?? Here is my shot of a part of the wall that still stands and signifies the length to which people have gone to create divide. This experience with a little dose of history was almost surreal! Travel really opens your eyes so many great things that have happened and continue to happen around the world!! Makes the world a VERY interesting place #travel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travels #traveler #travelphotography #traveller #travelbug #traveltheworld #travelers #travelvideo #exploringtheglobe
Droooooool. The food I was so looking forward to all day. Mussels! Made to perfection and a tiny cafe in provence. Life is good and im forever thankful. #travel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travels #traveler #travelphotography #traveller #travelbug #traveltheworld #travelers #travelvideo #france #explore #adventures #globetrotter
Just another day in Rome, Italy
And now we’ve descended upon Rome. As touristy as it can be but if one can manage to find a spot and just stare at this grand structure made thousands of years ago, you’re still left in utter awe! Home to the progressive Romans who introduced us to everything modern we know today. Sports, education, science, Philosophy and so much more. The land of the best pizza’s, aperol spritz, Ferrari etc and a handsome football team! This country reminds me of home, only a bit though. They take their big families seriously, are loud enough, love dancing and napping (siestas) and have big hearts! I love #italy #instagram #adventure #explore #Roma #colosseum #travel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travels #traveler #travelphotography #traveller #travelbug #traveltheworld #travelers #travelvideo
Naples in Italy is breathtaking
She even got to go to Dubrovnik in Croatia on a Game of Thrones tour!!!
Hong Kong is off her travel list now
Santorini, Greece. How could she not?
Hear her tips when in Santorini
Driving around Santorini is the best, easiest, cheapest and the most convenient way to get around the island. One has the opportunity to discover so much more, stop wherever and feel independent through and through. Instead of choosing fancy hotels, taxi’s etc I always try and localise my entire experience to get a feel of the real deal, it’s always been worth it 🙂 if you’re over 18 and drive legally, you can acquire an international driving liscense made in Pakistan. That’s what I did. And most cars here are manual, which I love because manual cars are generally a better drive! #transit #explore #adventure #travelphotography #travelblogger #video
There was also her in Mykonos, Greece
No one, absolutely no one, travels like Anoushey does. From Pakistan that is. Her Instagram makes us adore the life she is living and we want to add more and more countries to the travel bucket and travel like she does.