Thursday, December 26, 2013

I can finally start posting again!

Hello guys!

After a long break and my excuse of not wanting to blog without a proper camera, has come to an end. I finally got my camera and I can start updating my blog more regularly.

Let me catch you guys up with what I have been up to. I traveled from Dubai back to Pakistan- stayed a few days at my house in the city and decided to go back to where I'm actually from, Dir. (Dir is in the KPK province bordering andconnecting Chitral through the Lowari Pass, Swat and Afghanistan. Yep, I'm a Pashtun!) So, my brother, sister in law, niece and my cousin packed and headed out to the north west! 

We left Islamabad around 3:00 pm and after numerous check points and 2 different provinces we arrived at 10:00 pm in Dir!
The fireplaces were lit, food and tea was ready prior to our arrival. All that was left for us to do was to get cozy and enjoy going back to basics.

What I love most about going to Dir is, how you forget about your phones, internet, electricity and all the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Although all these conveniences are available, you don't tend to rely on them as much as you would in other parts of more developed areas!

Anyway, so after we settled in, we went to bed. The next morning whilst in bed, I heard loud banging on my door, and my brother calling out my name. He kept on saying to open the door, after a brief moment of panic, wondering what had happened, I opened the door and saw everything covered  white!

Later that day, we decided to roam around Dir- driving up to the Lowari Pass. The snow had settled down by then- we drove all the way up, but when it was time to come down, it started to snow again.
Let me get this off of my chest right now- NEVER HAVE I EVER FELT SO TERRIFIED FOR MY LIFE. Parts of the road were ice and our car started to slide. The use of brakes went out the window. Our lives were not in our control anymore. Luckily we made it down safely!

You never hear about Pakistan that is safe. Especially not the northern parts of Pakistan. But, I am proof, a woman, independent from the "wild west" of Pakistan living my life. Of course there are exceptions but what I'm trying to say is, Pakistan is one of the most beautiful places, it is a little unstable but it is definitely worth a visit. 

Everywhere you look, you're surrounded by beauty and it makes you appreciate our wonderful world a little bit more.

I felt like I was beyond the wall in Game of Thrones.
Loved every second I was in Dir.

The rest of the time in Dir all we did was-
Sit by the fireplace
Drink tea and make more tea!

Take the time to appreciate your surroundings, the beauty this world holds is endless!



  1. Amazing pictures of snowy trees. This almost looks unreal. Awesome place to visit.

    1. Yeah, it really is unreal! This is my hometown, Dir. Lovely place!


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