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Sufi Night

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A couple of months ago I was in Lahore. At the time my laptop didn’t work as it should, so I never got round to edit­ing the video foot­age I took from the Sufi Night. It hap­pens every Thursday and you get to see some of the best Sufi dan­cing and drum­ming on the sub­con­tin­ent. Con­tinue read­ing

A Pakistani Wedding

Back in Lahore tem­per­at­ures climbed to between 40 and 45 degrees. And if that wasn’t bad enough Pakistan prac­tices elec­tri­city off­load­ing so almost every other hour we were without any juice and there­fore no fans either. The only way to deal with this was to do abso­lutely noth­ing dur­ing the day but replen­ish your lost flu­ids and get act­ive dur­ing the even­ings. Con­tinue read­ing

Old City, Lahore, Pakistan

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The old city is a won­der­ful place to get your­self lost in. You can fol­low ever smal­ler alleys, that lead you from the ‘shop­ping dis­trict’ to the res­id­en­tial areas. In the shops that line the streets you can buy any­thing from spices to fab­ric to freshly slaughtered chicken. The shop own­ers are only too happy to invite you in for a quick cup of chai and a chat. Con­tinue read­ing

Lahore, Pakistan

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After walk­ing around Lahore for most of the morn­ing and the after­noon I happened upon this demon­stra­tion just a few hun­dred meters from my gues­t­house. I have no idea what it was about, but apart from the burn­ing tyre it seemed and even felt peace­ful. Con­tinue read­ing