Lahore

 

The Punjab is very hot in June, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees c. 

Fortunately our van and hotels had airconditioning so we were quite comfortable.

Lahore (Population 5 Million) is the cultural capital of Pakistan and has one of its best museums. Lahore is also famous for its Mughal-era Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and tombs.

Pic: View from Lahore Fort

View from Lahore Fort

 

Our guide Ali always made sure that we had enough to eat.

We ate sometimes in our hotels, and sometimes in the bazaars. We had curry, rice, roasts, bread, fish, and even hamburgers!

One of our favourites is the traditional Afgani food called Sajji. Mutton and chicken are arranged around a large fire and slowly barbequed.

Pic: Sajji restaurant in Lahore

Sajji restaurant in Lahore

 

Lahore is famous for its old bazaars, where they make the world's best mango shakes - a great way to cool down!

The markets sell cloth and silk, clothing, fruit & vegetables, meat, spices and hardware.

Pic: Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore

Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore

 

The population of the Punjab is predominately Moslem and live in rural settings. Many of their natural rhythms of life remain unchanged for centuries.

Pic: A peaceful moment on the Ravi River

A peaceful moment on the Ravi River

 

 

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