So, I know, there was a recent article about an Italian woman who travelled alone and was raped and killed. I read the comments on the stories. So easy to blame the victims… Four years ago at 26, I thought I was invincible. I went wherever whenever, leading me to Pakistan. I wanted to trek the Silk Road. I hired the best most reputable guide. He was so well behaved, but fifth day in, he professed love. He was married, I told other travelers but they said he was just being passionate. We were near the end in Lahore, he came to me hotel, telling me he wanted to apologize for the love profession in fairy meadows. I opened the door, to my uk hired guide from Pakistan, he raped me….many times. I haven’t said anything, because it don’t want to also lose my freedom. In Pakistan women have little rights. He knew that…the other travelers couldn’t help me…he knew that. I had no where to go. I was so independent and fierce. I thought I was invincible, now I can’t sleep, I don’t travel alone…I lost my independence which hurts so much. He took that from me. I trusted him.