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…
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.
Hunza People Never Get Sick, Don’t Know About Cancer and Live up to 100 years, This is Their Secret!
The Hunza Valley is a pristine mountainous region in northernmost Pakistan. It is rumored to have been the inspiration for Shangri-La in Lost Horizon, a classic novel by James Hilton that depicts Shangri-La as heaven on Earth.
The Hunza Valley, a region in the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of northernmost Pakistan, is renowned not only for its spectacular natural scenery of majestic mountains and glittering lakes but also for the beauty of its people, who enjoy a long life expectancy.
National Geographic phtograohy Matthieu Paley describes his experience visiting the Hunza Valley and meeting Hunzokutz – the people of Hunza.
Though some of the inhabitants of the villages and small towns here still live in stone and mud houses, you don’t see any poor people in the streets of Gojal. Of course you don’t see any obviously rich people either. Those who have money tend to spend it on the betterment of the community, and evidence of this can perhaps be found in the close-to-zero illiteracy rate among the new generation. Even the youngest children here grow up speaking two to three languages.
A video dedicated to all of those who believed in my project and collaborated with me with joy and passion. You all gave me the strength to believe in this dream.
Packing up his underwater gear, Matthieu Paley says goodbye to the sea-dwelling Bajau. After a weekend stop-over in Turkey to see his wife and sons, Paley travels to a place that has a special hold on his heart, the mountains of northern Pakistan. Over the coming weeks, we will be taking you with us as Paley travels the globe on assignment for National Geographic in search of our ancestral ties to the food we eat.