For the love of Pakistan

From the top of the tower at Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore

From the top of the tower at Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore

 

At the end of December, I took my first ever trip to the country of my birth. Yes, this is an embarrassingly true fact of my life. I was born in Pakistan, and when I was a few months old, I came to America and have never been back till just this December for my cousin’s wedding. My trip was 2 weeks long and I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Pakistan is so beautiful and it amazes me how the people there are able to do so much even though they have so little.  My one regret is not having more time to see the rest of the country. The wedding took up a lot of time but it was so much fun. All of the pre wedding parties led up to the hype and excitement of the wedding. The flowers, food, arrangements, decor, dance and festivities are not to be missed and I am so happy I was able to see a full-fledged Pakistani wedding in Pakistan. Here are some snapshots of my trip to Pakistan taken from my iPhone. My friends who know me are probably laughing at the title of this post because I don’t speak Urdu and I am so uncultured and so disconnected to Pakistan. This trip definitely brought me a sense of completion with my identity and a greater sense of belonging than before. Oh, and the shopping is out of this world, not comparable to anything else I’ve ever seen!

This is Fort Lahore from inside the arches of the Badhsai Mosque

This is Fort Lahore from inside one of the arches of the Badhsai Mosque

 

 

This was the first time I ever had sugarcane juice. Freshly made and it was delish!

This was the first time I ever had sugarcane juice. Freshly made with lemons and it was delish!

 

This is the Badshai mosque in Lahore.

This is the Badshai mosque in Lahore.

The Badshai mosque is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world.

 

This was my outfit that I wore on my cousins nikkah day.

This was my outfit that I wore on my cousins nikkah day.

Sorry for the horrible crop job but I dont regularly take solo shots! (this trip was before the launch of this blog)

 

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4 thoughts on “For the love of Pakistan

  1. This post makes me miss Pakistan. Don’t worry a lot of people don’t go as often as they should but we plan to take the boys at least once every two years,inshallah….it’s such a learning experience for them….

  2. I was waiting for this blog! Loved reading your perspective of your motherland. Such a beautiful nation and the most genuine and hospitable people.

  3. I am glad you went to Pakistan and had a wonderful experience sana . It was so nice to spent some time with you ,I loved your enthusiasm……

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