Wandering the cobbled streets of Karimabad in Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, you might come across a few shops that sell beautiful handcrafted Hunza wooden products like spoons, forks, knives, bowls, and musical instruments. One of the artisans who has opened a similar small shop is Shafqat Karim, a Burusho local of Karimabad Hunza. The woodcraft… Continue reading Reviving the art of wood carving in Hunza Valley
The epitome of nostalgia hits us right when we long for our roots, crave our past and miss our good old days. As we have distanced and live apart now, in the midst of enormity and chaos, no matter where life takes us, a place called home is always missed—a place we grew up in… Continue reading Hunza Cultural Festival in Islamabad — A Plethora of Diversity
The annual Hunza Cultural Festival 2018 is going to be held in Islamabad on 22-23 December 2018 at Ibex Club in Islamabad.
Dear Hunza, I remember I was asleep when I first saw you, I usually don’t sleep while I’m traveling but this time I did, and I’m glad. When I opened my eyes you were breathtaking, and I instantly fell in love with you. I’ve been dreaming about you for the past 10 years, I wanted… Continue reading Girl Who Traveled Alone For The First Time Wrote A Letter To Hunza
If you have been following the Pakistani music scene, I am very much certain you have heard about Music Mela. If you are someone living in Rawalpindi / Islamabad, you already know it as the biggest music festival in the capital. Music Mela is a top of the line music festival organized every year by… Continue reading A Music Mela in Hunza? Yes to that!
The Hunza Music Blog is now part of All Things Hunza and will regularly feature articles about the music scene from the many valleys of Hunza district.
This is the second part of three articles series by a Thai girl in Hunza valley, Pakistan. She visited Hunza 2017 and shares her experience with our readers in “Hunza Through foreign Eyes” section of our blog. Read the first part of this series on Upside Down in Pakistan – Thai Girl in Hunza.
Pakistan, a country that just from the name might look scary for many due to the wrong perception. For a long time, it included me as well. If you ask what inspired me to visit Pakistan, the answer is that I read a review thread with a topic heading Why visit Pakistan?
In cooperation with the international organisation BraveHearts International and the Pakistani NGO KADO (Karakoram Area Development Organization), two separate permaculture systems are being established in two demonstration areas together with down to earth PERMACULTURE DESIGN.
The people of Hunza valley, among others in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, celebrate the Persian new year with great zeal. The celebrations are quite different from what are observed in modern day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan etc but Hunza has been able to keep this tradition alive throughout centuries.