Moin Khan: A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission


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February 28, 2014

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Moin Khan: A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

– Tennessee Williams –

Moin Khan: A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission

Moin Khan was born and raised in Lahore but went to the United States to attend university. Frustrated with the way in which his home country was portrayed in the media, he decided to leave his comfort zone and embark on an epic journey back to Pakistan. For 18 month he lived on boiled rice and ketchup, held 3 jobs and worked 70 hrs a weeks to save up enough money to ride his motorcycle from San Francisco to Lahore, carrying only a tent, a sleeping bag, some tools and the will to tell the world that he — as a Pakistani — was just as peace-loving as anyone else in the world. He didn’t use any maps, because he wanted to get lost and let strangers be his guides. He did get lost. About 50 times a day — equaling 50 opportunities to talk to people and tell them about his country. After his triumphal return to Pakistan, he continued his ‘different agenda’ — staying on to teach women how to ride motorcycles, and distributing warm clothing in rural Pakistan. { read more }