The Blog-aholic Award

I wanted to post something today, but I didn’t have any ideas! I am so thankful to Elsie L.M.C who surprised my by nominating me for this award, and giving me something to write about today! “The Blog-aholic Award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize…

Multan Diaries: Exploring the City of Saints

Multan is a bustling city, and we spent four days here meeting with family and exploring the area. NEVER come here during the middle of the summer (our mistake). Multan is very close to the desert and it’s BOILING hot in the mornings/afternoons. At night it gets very cool and that’s why most of our…

Islamabad Diaries: Driving up to Nathiagali

After a day in Islamabad, we decided to go up the mountains to Nathiagali! This was a nice experience, the roads were safer than I thought they would be and the views were really beautiful. Nathiagali is a mountain resort in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Nathiagali is known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant…

Islamabad Diaries: Finally here! Shah Faisal Masjid and Saidpur Village

We finally arrived in Islamabad after the four-hour drive from Lahore (it took us longer because we stopped at Khewra Salt Mines and Katasraj Temple) Entering in Islamabad was amazing. The city reminded me of America, with the clean roads, and forest feel. It was nice to see people finally following the traffic laws, and there were barely…

Islamabad Diaries:Living the Dream at Katasraj Temple

Again, although this place was not in Islamabad, I’m including it in my Islamabad Diaries because we visited while we were en route to Islamabad. Katasraj temple is a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village near Chakwal. Dedicated to Shiva, the temple has, according to Hindu legend, existed for the past 1500 years. The lake…

Lahore Diaries: Paying our Respects to a Deer at Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar is located in Sheikhopura, about an hour away from Lahore. It was built by Emperor Jahangir (Shah Jahan’s father) in 1606 as a monument for his favorite pet deer. It is made up of a water tank and a minaret containing the deer’s remains. Apparently, the emperor accidentally killed his favorite deer, and…

Lahore Diaries: Drinking Fake Water at Shalimar Gardens

Shalimar Gardens (Bagh) is a Persian style garden, created during the reign of Shah Jahan (the same guy who created the Taj Mahal for his wife). It is a short drive from Lahore, and the road to get there is not that great. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site has also…