Thursday, August 14, 2014

Here is the wind in the morning; The kind red face of God Is looking over the hill

Since I am too busy with school and work to travel much, let along focus on my blog until next year, I will try my best to post at least ones a month a profile of a region/city/country I am planning to visit in the near future. Today, I would like to profile one of the most fascinating and rarely known places, Nuristan, Afghanistan. Formerly known as Kāfiristān or Kāfirstān (Pashto: کافرستان‎). Its a historical region that covers present-day Nuristan Province in Afghanistan and its surrounding areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Its a beautiful place with fascinating indigenous population called Kalashi, many of whom still practice their own complex autonomous culture and believe of ancient Hinduism mixed with Islam.

Apparently selfies are not just limited to urban areas

the Kalash people live in three isolated mountain valleys

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability

I don't know about laziness, but summer has been a welcoming sight for us Canadians, thanks to a brutal winter we've had this year. Looking back at all the pictures I took since January 2014 was a display of extreme weather patterns many of us have not seen in recent times. We've had ice storm, snow storm, then ice storm and another snow storm in April (the spring season that never was). So, let me take you down memory lane….aka Canadian weather in the past 3 months.

May / June 2014
vs.
March / April