This is one of the best posts I have read in a long time. Way to go @girlsatdhabas ! More power to you.
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Two months ago, I decided to challenge myself out of my 9-6 routine life, and enrolled myself in a trip up north where all the travellers would be girls.
I don't know how to put the joy of roaming around all over Hunza-Khunjerab-Mansehra-Naran with 18 other girls, in words. We trekked toFairy Meadows and Beyal Camp-- it was such a view! In Hunza, the highlight was staying with local families and eating Arzuk, a homemade bread, and jamming with the music students of Bulbulik music school all night long. The youngest among the musical gathering was only 13 years old, and the oldest 60 -- I felt our hearts young and fresh like never before. The people we met were susprised to see us on an all-girls trip, but were also supportive. It was so empowering, yaar. We claimed the streets and our space.
And now when I'm back to Karachi, I have no words to describe how terribly I miss that freedom and clean fresh air filling my lungs. How I want to run away and sit on those jeeps and drink water from the springs, climb trees and eat apricots from them, have a tea on the roadside without anyone staring at me as if I'm committing a sin. I lived my life to the fullest in these 12 days at home away from home. ~Sakina Hassan
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