Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hills

Strolling above the hills, just next to giant trees!

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B&W Photo Challenge – Borrowed Chill

I borrowed the chill!

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A Train Journey From Karachi To Faisalabad

This was due on me since last July!

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Re-blog: If we had coffee together today, I would take you to Pakistan

Want to have little glimpse on not only my life, but also of my city?

How about I tickle your taste buds with mouth-watering dishes?

For this and more, click on the link below to read out the second episode of Touring Pakistan series I wrote for Camille de Fleurville’s blog.

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide


Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne


Saturday is the day when I am happy to have you for coffee or tea and have a chat about the week. But today, if we had coffee or tea together, I would ask you to get on my magic carpet and to come with me to the Country of the Thousand and One Nights. We would then find ourselves in Karachi and meet again Hammad Rais our guide who invites us to discover his country, Pakistan.

Come: I see him. He is already smiling to us.


It’s me, Hammad Rais, your Touring Pakistan guide!

How are you doing and it’s been so wonderful to meet you again.

So where were we? Oh, yes! the tour!

Initially, I planned to give you a brief intro about my city, Karachi and then we would go on to see all 4 provinces, their cultures, traditions, notable places and much more…

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Re-blog: Touring Pakistan. Where we meet our guide and visit his city

As promised yesterday, here’s the link to the second episode of Touring Pakistan series I wrote up for Camille de Fleurville’s blog.

I hope you will like this little introduction of mine and my country, Pakistan.

You can read the first one by clicking here

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide



Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne

Hello! My name is Hammad Rais and I’m truly grateful to Camille de Fleurville for letting me introduce not only myself on her blog but also my country Pakistan. You may have heard, read or even talked about Pakistan but in case if none is valid, then it’s okay. There are so many other places in the world about which I still don’t know. I didn’t know about Dordogne few months ago, frankly speaking. But thanks to the blogging world, I’m not only seeing such places but also experiencing lives, emotions, joy, happiness, sorrow, adventures, stories and so much more, as people like you invite me in their lives to share something we all have in common: Life.

So, questions like who am I or what I do or what I like or what I love to eat and more, are how I should tell you about me, a total…

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Re-blog: Touring Pakistan

During my first year of blogging (I created my blog in February 2015), I didn’t engaged up much with fellow bloggers, though I kept in touch with the ones I followed.

This changed in November 2015 probably when I started to receive views, likes and comments on every single post of mine by Camille de Fleurville, a blogger from Dordogne, France. Camille not only encouraged me about what I posted back then through her comments, she also provided valuable suggestions towards my blogging skills. As time moved on, she became my very first blogging friend.

The reason Camille started to follow my blog, as she told me about it one day, was really fascinating. Since I’m from Pakistan, she shared a memory from her childhood with me about meeting a Pakistani painter and sculpture in Paris. A particular painting of that artist filled little Camille’s heart and soul with a joy she didn’t experienced before. After finding out that I’m a newbie blogger from Pakistan, she pitched an idea. A little series of Touring Pakistan guest posts on her blog in which I would introduce to her my country Pakistan and its way of life and people to her followers on not on WordPress but also on other social media platforms.

You can read out the introductory post of that series below and I will share rest of the episodes in coming days.

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide

Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne

We shall leave the Dordogne from time to time this year, and tour Pakistan – and perhaps other countries as well. But let us start with Pakistan.

“Why?”, will you say.

There is the opportunity, of course. I met a fellow blogger, Hammad Rais, in blogging during the Advent Calendar time, and he posted photos he took or that family, friends, and acquaintances took, of his country. The photos were beautiful and some breath-taking. At the same time, Hammad Rais has a keen sense of humour and made me laugh sometimes with a post and one line under an illustration. I “liked”, commented. He answered. He “liked”, commented my posts. I answered. And I thought it would be a good thing to open the windows of The House in the Dordogne and to let some fresh air come in. Therefore I invited him to post on my blog. And here…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Delicious

A meal’s deliciousness reaches new heights if the dining area is as scenic as a beautiful dream.

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A Winter Treat From Pakistan

A little treat from the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

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The Hidden Beach Of Sapat

Living in Karachi, currently the 8th most populous metropolitan city in the world, means round the clock fuss and rumpus in almost every area. One may find solitude in the comfort of home but that may not be as long lasting as one would expect it to be.

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