𝐏 𝐄 𝐎 𝐏 𝐋 𝐄 𝐎 𝐅 𝐆 𝐈 𝐋 𝐆 𝐈 𝐓 𝐁 𝐀 𝐋 𝐓 𝐈 𝐒 𝐓 𝐀 𝐍
Gilgit-baltistan is a weird place to be. I cannot believe the nerve of people there! I’ve never found men (and women) of such complete integrity that it made me question their sanity! (Swipe left to see one of them) ⠀⠀
I mean you pre-order food at a local eatery and they refuse to take any payment in advance, instead, they tell you they’ll keep the ingredients ready and start cooking when you will arrive. If that wasn’t absurd enough, they offer you barbecued meat to snack on your way so that you know what you should be expecting at dinner time. ⠀⠀
And, when we return to this hotel in the evening, sit outside in the seating area getting freezed in the cold, they invite us to sit in their kitchen to avoid the cold! ⠀⠀
These people are so callous, they kill you with kindness!
So us, a group of 6 people sit in the small kitchen cozying up to the warmth of the cooker that’s keeping us comfortable. The cook places the sizzling karahi dish (chicken curry) on the table and begins making fresh rotis (flatbread) because he wants us to ‘relish the dish as its supposed to be!’
.. Somebody tell him that’s not how it’s done!
During all this time, we ask him to fetch us water, make us one or two more rotis, and order hot drinks three times. And, he does it all with an open-heart, without a single frown on his face. It feels like we are guests at someone’s home being served by their host!
How dare he made us feel that way?!! ⠀⠀
And when the time comes to pay the bill, (which is not a lot, by the way), he refuses to take a penny more than what’s included in the bill. ⠀⠀
I mean, are these guys for real?
This is one of the examples of their fanciful and mythical etiquette that I found truly revolting! ⠀⠀
Have you been somewhere like this? That it blew your mind? ⠀⠀
One of the peaks (not the actual summit) of Rakaposhi mountain in Pakistan (25,551 ft). Three different versions of the same picture: deep blue, black & white and the original picture. We were really lucky with the weather in late september.
Un des sommets (pas le plus haut) de la montagne Rakaposhi au Pakistan (7788m). Trois versions de la même image: bleu profond, noir & blanc et la photo originale. Nous avons été très chanceux avec le temps fin septembre.