Has the winter season left you down in the dumps? Well, you are not alone. Many people around the world tend to feel low when it gets cold. And yes, science can explain why this happens. Winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that often strikes when the cold temperature … Continue reading How travelling can help cure the winter blues
By Manal Khan It’s a November afternoon in the early 2000 - the chilly indoors contrast with a soft warm ray of sun peeking from the main window in my nano’s room. She’s found in the usual spot on her divan (a wooden bed), with a post-lunch paan in the making. One by one, the … Continue reading Reconnecting with the paan
By Fatima Shaheen Niazi Travelling alone in Pakistan isn’t easy, especially if you are a woman. But here’s a newsflash - it’s not impossible either! All you need to do is break the chains of society dictating what you can and cannot do based on your gender. Here’s what convinced me to travel alone. I have always … Continue reading A woman’s guide to exploring Islamabad alone
Since areas like Gorakh, Kashmir and Hunza don’t have airports, the only way to reach them is through hours of road travel. Unfortunately, even a weekend trip to Balochistan from Karachi takes a few hours. The enemy for anyone on a diet during these road trips are junk snacks and sugar-filled goodies. Hence, many a … Continue reading 10 healthy road trip snacks for those on a diet
People belonging to regions all over the world have one folk tale or another that has been going around in the area for centuries. These folk stories not only form the base of their culture, but often gives rise to superstitions passed on from one generation to another. Since the Baloch culture is so exquisite, … Continue reading Baloch folk tales you must hear before a trip to Balochistan
When the sun shines, explorers run off up north to experience a cold temperature. And when December brings with it some chilly nights, people tend to crave for locations with beaches. Hence, summer and winter are two seasons when tourism is at its peak – whether internationally or locally. The question is, why don’t we … Continue reading 6 reasons why Autumn is the perfect time to travel!
The Kalash Tribe is Pakistan’s smallest minority group with only 3000 people remaining to carry out the Kalasha language, religion, culture and traditions, the tribe seems to be on the brink of extinction. This tribe resides in the Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Over 2000 years ago, Alexander the Great conquered these lands leaving some people … Continue reading Unique Kalash Tribe