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Chewing Paan in Pakistan Posted by on Jul 30, 2016

If you are the adventurous type and love trying things to eat then I highly recommend trying chewing the “Paan” in Pakistan especially if you consume tobacco. Some people would laugh at the sight of a westerner chewing the Paan but it is something that you must experience. You’ll find little stalls on the roadside everywhere…

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Bhurban – A perfect getaway Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

Bhurban is a small town and a hill station in Punjab, Pakistan. It is located approximately 13 kilometers from Murree city. Although the resort is known as Bhurban, Bhurban is in fact a name taken from a nearby forest. The village itself is called “Rawat” which is also the headquarters of the Union Council of…

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Urdu 101 Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

Urdu is a language which, according to estimates, is spoken by close to 100 million people around the world. It is the official language of Pakistan, a status which it shares with English. It is also spoken and understood in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Middle East, and many other countries around the world where Pakistani…

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Kalash Valley: Where Fairies Dance and Sing Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

Obscured by high mountains and treacherous muddy tracks, there live a people up in the north of Pakistan, who do not even know who they are or from where they came to live a life of isolation – yet maintain and protect their beliefs, their ideology and way of living. Their ancestry is enveloped in…

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Ajrak – A Sindhi Tradition Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

The Ajrak (Sindhi: اجرڪ)  is an essential part of the apparel of a Sindhi person. Men use it as a turban, a cummerbund and wound it around the shoulders. Women use it as a dupatta and chaddar, as a shawl and sometimes as a makeshift swing for children. The Ajrak is usually about 2.5-3 meters. It is patterned in…

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