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... Loudspeakers blare music and prayers with each side trying to outblast the other. Bollywood music starts and big groups of men start dancing and singing. Flag bearers come out and whip the crowds into chanting "Pakistan, Pakistan!". Impressive men in black wool uniforms and horse-tailed helmets march up and down making heavily exaggerated ferocious gestures and grimaces.
... br> Later in the day we had a little party for Ali at our place with some friends of ours who are here at LUMS but we know them from Waterloo actually. There was tea and cake and patties and a great time was had by all.
We are truly blessed to have such good friends and to find such wonderful people here. I'm already feeling sad about leaving our friends in a month and a bit.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!
... the kids
9:30am - Ali goes off to the office or his classes, which are a 3 minute walk away.
10am- urdu teacher comes and teaches the kids to read, write, and converse in Urdu for one hour each weekday. Asifa is an interesting person because she is completing an MA in Urdu at Punjab University but lives on campus here at LUMS in one of the servants' quarters. Her mother, Sobia, is a maid for one of the families here and her father is a gardener at LUMS. Her ...
... it until you would tell them.
The second thing that we saw was the Shish Mahal which means palace of glass. It wasn't really a palace but all the interior was encrusted with glass, and semi-precious stones like lapis lazuli. It was like seeing yourself through a kaleidoscope and the stones were amazing. We also saw the bedchambers of the king which were huge like a whole building by itself.
The last thing that we did was eat dinner at a ...
... s fertility (hmmmm..... ok.....), the attari wagah border ceremony and a quick trip to the golden temple.
Having freshened up and eaten some mediocre food at the Grand Hotel the driver arrived to bring us on our tour and we were joined by a Spanish couple for the evening, similar age to ourselves whose stories made our experience of india thus far seem idyllic by comparison! Anyhow first stop was the mata temple - this is a hindu temple which is reported to bolster a ...