Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years is now available in paperback. You can order it on Amazon.com, Booklocker.com or any major online retailer. Happy reading everyone!
Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years is the latest installment of Sharon Bazant’s riveting travel memoirs. Following on the heels of her 2019, Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned, this new title Geckos & Guns tells of the time before Bangkok. It is a prequel that follows the first impulses of the Bazant family to … More Coming Soon
We had read parts of the Holy Quran before we went to Pakistan, so we had some idea of what to expect. We knew there would be no alcohol available locally. Imagine our surprise when we were informed of the booze allotment provided by the UN. Apparently, there was a UN Commissary in Rawalpindi, twin … More Excerpt from Geckos & Guns – A Trip to the Commissary
My friend, Simone wrote this review which I would like to share with all of you. A true account of what it was like to move to Asia in the 90s Sharon and I met in Thailand, a few years after she moved to Pakistan in 1991. I, myself, moved to Thailand in 1990, and … More An Excellent Review of Geckos & Guns
A few days ago I hosted a Zoom Book Launch party for my latest memoir, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. It was a successful, enjoyable afternoon of sharing memories and answering questions about the book. One of those questions still resonates, not because it was an unusual question, but rather because I didn’t provide … More Perspectives and Opinions
“What in heaven’s name motivated you to move to Pakistan?”
I can understand why she would ask this question. She’s at a point in the book where it seems as if everything is falling apart. … More Why Did We Move From Canada to Pakistan?
Yesterday I came down with what I have dubbed ‘the COVID blues’. This ailment presented itself as a kind of hopeless melancholy coupled with floating anxiety and restlessness. At the same time, I was riddled with guilt. What was the matter with me? My husband and I have the basic necessities of life. We are … More The COVID Blues
In my new book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years (experiencing some delays; coming soon I promise) I talk about how our family left Canada for Pakistan during the first Gulf War. When we arrived in Islamabad tensions were running high. Many expats had been evacuated and those that stayed were told to ‘shelter in … More School Days Re-imagined
An excerpt from Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years, that describes some of our early frustrations and culture shock. … More Park Road, Islamabad–the Telephone
Included in Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years, are some compelling true stories told by my expat friends. Unfortunately, a few of those stories didn’t make it into the book. The following is a memory written by my husband, Wayne Bazant. … More The Ministry of Time