"Karimabad of Hunza" Hunza by l_joo
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Joo in Karimabad
I still don't know how to pronounce Hunza properly. Some tourists just yelled Haanzzeh, some Hoonzah and Haanzah. No matter who's right wrong, the place is probably the most visited by foreigners. Here I saw a tour bus with group of tourists coming from Malaysia. I saw so many Japanese Korean and European backpackers, Singaporean, Taiwanese, etc. This Karimabad is just amazing, sure on the wish list of travellers. I even met a restaurant owner who can speak Malay, he told me he has been to Malaysia working 2 years that he married an Indonesian woman now. He can cook delicious mutton rice of local, he said he had tried selling Malaysian food here but unseccessful. Overall this is a location very easy for all kinds of tourists.
No women picture allow
I saw a handwritten signage somewhere here "...do not take photos of village women" but that was not inside the bustling street of Karimabad, was quite a distance away, so I guess was alright to snap some. Here is a photo of young school girls in maroon probably their uniform. I just snap while walking, so they have no aware I guess. I remember I went to the fort with Andy, we walked some 20 minutes to a village nearby. We saw a delightful village of ancient architectures built without modern techniques, some elder villagers and kids. Opposite our direction, we saw 2 young girls staring at our cameras in curiousity, they are around 14 in age. One of them in particular born with an unbelievable beautiful face, so sweet on her smiles so immaculate. Myself and Andy both at the same time fascinated by her outlook, our hands already up aiming at her about to snap at least ten, suddenly a voice so unfriendly shouted from one of the door of household " Hey no photo!! ". We saw a younger mother very unfriendly looking at us. She did not look as beautiful as that girl for 1 million times certainty, I told Andy.
Karimabad to Aliabad is on this small mini truck. We have nearly 20 peoples sardined inside but was fun because the weather was cold and to squeeze in there generates some heat. That cost just a little money and 20 minutes approx. There's no bus station yet in Karimabad, we just said we want to go, there's a guy so helpful to beckon this truck for us, so it was very convenience and exciting.
They said Hunza peoples have lifespan longer than anybody, I don't know but I saw some elder villagers quite old looking as this one in photo. He is definitely very old sleeping at somebody else's restaurant. I did not ask how old he was probably 100 plus. Any of you wish to live longer sure can come to try this location, you can probably dicover some secrets of Hunza to live forever.
There are at least 50 shops restaurants hotels etc in Karimabad's bustling street, the best way is to bring lots of cash... more travel advice
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