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The Karakoram Highway - from China to Pakistan

喀喇昆仑公路- 从中国到巴基斯坦



The Karakoram Highway (KKH) runs from Kashgar in Western China to Islamabad in Pakistan, and isn''t so much a highway as a ''high road''. It took a stunning 20 years to finish the road, and even today it continues to suffer from extreme weather and environmental disasters.

喀喇昆仑公路,起点是中国西部的小城喀什,终点是巴基斯坦的伊斯兰堡。它号称‘高速公路’有些名不副实,不如称呼它‘很高的路’。 修这条路历时20年才完工,这时间是很惊人的。直到今天,它依然饱受极端天气和自然灾害的影响。

The KKH runs through the highest concentration of soaring mountain peaks and raging rivers in the world, and is generally considered to be among the most spectacular areas on our planet. Traveling here isn''t for the faint hearted, although transportation has improved significantly in the past decades.

这条路穿过世界上最高最密集的山峰,还有湍急的河流。人们有普遍的看法,认为这里是世界上最壮观的地区之一。胆小的人不适合来这里旅行,虽然说在过去的几十年里,这里的交通状况有了很大的改善。

In October 2010 I had the chance to travel the Karakoram Highway. Although Pakistan had suffered its worst floods in recent history the same year, most parts of the road were still intact. Nevertheless, traveling the road proved a massive challenge and also a great adventure. As these events had scared off many tourists and travelers, I found myself among locals for nearly all of the time.

2010年10月,我有幸在这条路上旅行。同年,巴基斯坦遭受了近年来最严重的洪灾,这条路当中的大部分依然完好无损。尽管如此,在这条路上旅行,仍然是一个巨大的挑战,也是一次伟大的冒险。以上提到的这些事情,吓跑了许多游客和旅行者,以至于在我几乎整段旅程中,我发现我的周围,都是些本地人。