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…
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.
Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has been organizing the Hunza Cultural Festival every year for people of Hunza living in the twin cities. The event has been regularly held since 2009; only with exception of 2013 where it was canceled due to the demise of multiple armed force personnel from Hunza in an accident on Karakoram Highway.
Like many Muslims nations that celebrate Eid al Adha (the feast of sacrifice following Abrahamic tradition), Ismaili Muslims in Hunza also celebrate the day with great religious zeal but perhaps with a slightly different tradition.
Haseeb Saeed is a photographer, professional quadcopter operator and founder of Aerovision from Karachi, Pakistan. Sit back and enjoy and he takes you to this jaw dropping journey of Hunza valley through a spectacular footage captured using DJI Phantom quatcopter. Did you ever experience The Hunza Valley like this before? We believe you didn’t!
I probably shouldn’t say this but Pakistan certainly took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting anything half as handsome as what it turned out to be. The Northern Areas of Pakistan, specifically Gilgit-Baltistan, are majestic. If you happen to visit Gilgit-Baltistan, you could easily compare it to Switzerland we often gawk at during Yash Chopra movie sessions.