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... families, are really extravagant. I mean, today the bride wore an outfit made out of gold! From what Ayesha told me, women here expect to only get married once; so parents often create a wedding fund for their child when they are born so that they can save as much money as possible for their child's future wedding. As you can imagine, if one wedding is the ticket, then ALOT of money is spent on this one wedding. And Jo-jo is part of a particularly ...
... it even did not do the headlines of international press. ..
The next day, I took a bus to Islamabad, where I couchsurfed with Kelly, an American girl living in Pakistan for many years. As Brasilia, Islamabad is a modern city, built in the 60’s as the new capital, in replacement of Karachi. Unsurprisingly, these 2 capitals are very similar : large avenues, surrounded by green areas and all similar facilities (e.g. banks, hotels, embassies…) at the same ...
... to transfer to Islamabad. This time I managed to fit in the campsite room, rudimentary but cheap. I felt a bit sick, a cold kind of thing (these night bus rides are killing me), so tried to recover and rested whole day.
Next morning I headed to the North-West Frontier Province. Unfortunately I hopped on a public bus, which took almost 5 hours (express does it in half that time) to arrive in Peshawar. Originally I was determined to skip ...
... we were put in contact with some friends of RF and met 'a' who also worked in gemstones and was really helpful, friendly and hospitable. V and I discovered what it was like for the women here - you always must have your head covered and with so many women in hejabs and borkas we decided to adopt the hejab when we went to the bazaar on our own and started to get bothered by the attention we received - including a ...
... surgeon Dr William Brydon limped into the garrison at Jalalabad on a half dead pony, the only officer to carry the British shame and disaster back to the empire. I have had some hairy moments in my past and been to some dodgy places like Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi (also with a number of conflicts & two of the poorest countries in the world) but nothing quite prepares you for the most famous and strategically important mountain passes ...
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