The site looks just the same as when Michael and I pulled through 8 years ago. Dust. Mounds. Bricks. Blocks of buildings whose roofs crumbled away several-thousand years ago.
Mohenjo-Daro is compelling even if you're not an archaelogist. Walking through the ruins of a city that was the height of world civilization before its population mysteriously disappeared: who couldn't find that intriguing?
Emma and I took the Karachi Express, the overnight train from Lahore down to this part of Pakistan. We're staying on-site at the "Archaeolgical Dak Bungalow". We're just a five-minute walk away from the remains of the ancient city.
Emma Sits amidst Ruins
This will be the point where my recent travel partner Emma and I part ways. Though we plan to press on from Mohenjo-Daro today, she's still not sure which ticket we'll buy when we reach the railway station. She'll either continue down to Karachi or return back up to Lahore. The reason for the uncertainty is because her Iranian visa application process is even more muddled than mine was. If there is good news soon, she'll pick her visa up from the consulate in Karachi. If no news, she'll return up to Lahore to lay low while waiting for the official repsonse.
Either way, I'm planning to get a train up to Quetta in far-western Baluchistan. That should be my last stop before crossing the border into Iran.