|The Punjab is very hot in
June, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees c.
our van and hotels had airconditioning so we were quite comfortable.
(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
|Our guide Ali always made sure that we had enough
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
|Lahore is famous for its old
bazaars, where they make the world's best mango shakes - a great way to
The markets sell cloth and silk,
clothing, fruit & vegetables, meat, spices and hardware.
Pic: 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
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Chitral - Kafiristan - Nuristan
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