Saturday, March 26, 2005

Travel Dreams

I want to buy a video camera and take four months off and travel to Pakistan.
I want to go to multan and all the sufi shrines there, I want to go to bhit shah, I want to go to chaman and queeta I want to go to gawadar and sonmiani and travel on the coastal highway. I want to take pictures of the "eye of the sea" . I want to make a movie on shandur polo festival i want to take pictures of basant in lahore. I want to smoke up in dara adam khel, and see the men from frontier dance with their swords, i want to visit the tomb of shireen farhad, i want to dhamal with papoo saeein at data darbar i want to go to parachinar and peek into afghanistan. I want to travel on the karakoram highway making spontaneous stop overs to chat with the locals who look chinese no pakistani no chinese, ah we are all gods people. I want to go the base camp at K2 and feel the heat of the sands of cholistan. I want to stand at Wagah and scream in the face of the Indian soldiers and declare the proud existence of my nation. I want to check out what BRB Nehar is all about. I want to visit the neelam valley and see how men divide heaven on earth. I want to go to punj nad and since the indus come together. I want to follow the indus in hope of spotting some blind dolphins, i want to hung an ibex and watch a hobura bustard take off. I want to see migratory pink flamingos that come to karachi in the winters. I want look in the eyes of the vultures that spot super highway in sindh. i wanna go to hala and learn the age old art of making those lovel handicrafts. I want to go to taxila and realize no matter how strong and developed we are, god will have his way. I want to visit the abandoned synagouges in the mountains and dance with people of kalash who still lead their Alexandarian lifestyle. I then went to stop, take a breath and start all over again.

5 comments:

Saad said...

my dream! someday it shall come!

got here blog-hopping. saw the post. need to tell u that i know exactly wat u feel!

tho pappooo saeen duzn't perform at daata darbar. he performs at the shrine of Shah Jamal. much smaller shrine.

Anonymous said...

Dude, looks like you thought aloud as we spoke on just the same thing the other night. Its amazing sometimes the heart swells up with an inflated ego and you end up with your fingers doing the tango on the keyboard:)..waisey kumail..wud'nt have ben a bad idea if u added CHAWKUNDI..just for old times sakes:)
-Yawer

Anonymous said...

Dude, looks like you thought aloud as we spoke on just the same thing the other night. Its amazing sometimes the heart swells up with an inflated spirit and you end up with your fingers doing the tango on the keyboard:)..waisey kumail..wud'nt have ben a bad idea if u added CHAWKUNDI..just for old times sakes:)
-Yawer

jammie said...

considering that in the past 6 months, i have done bhitshah, gwador, polo festival, pappu saeein ka dhamaal, chawkandi tombs, the pink flamingos, i feel that ive somewhat started living your dream. except im not filming it like the tourist you plan to be ;)

Kat said...

I think Mangopir should be added here and the kissa khawani bazaar of peshawar too....also please count me in the trip...would love to go...! Goodluck!