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A leisurely breakfast at Cafe Aylanto

Cafe Aylanto is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends – the food is good but it’s the peace & quiet that appeals to me more. One can sit inside or outside. One can finish their meal in an hour or sit for a few hours and catching up on old times. One can actually hear the other person – no crazy loud music and the tables are far enough that the gossip is only retained to…

The bridge at Kala Pani at Deosai Plains
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Travel Diaries: Deosai Plains

A trip to Deosai Plains & Sheosar Lake from Shigar Fort in Skardu. On the way we also stopped at Manthal Buddha Rock & Satpara Lake. Travel Diaries: Deosai Plains When we mentioned going to Skardu, everyone and I literally mean everyone told us to go to Deosai – it may not be the best time and it will take you the entire day but you just HAVE to go! So of course we were both ready to go, especially…

A trip to Serena Shigar Fort in Skardu Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan. The trip covers Manthoka Waterfall, Kachura Lake & Shangrila Resort.
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Travel Diaries: Shigar Fort & Residency

A trip to Serena Shigar Fort in Skardu Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan. The trip covers Manthoka Waterfall, Kachura Lake & Shangrila Resort. So the last blog post on my Skardu trip covered all my adventures at Khaplu Palace. This one is going to cover my trip to Shigar Fort & Residency in Shigar and the next one is about Deosai Plains. Travel Diaries: Shigar Fort, Upper Kachura Lake & Shangrila Resort Shigar is about 45 minutes away from Skardu airport…

Desserts by The Saucy Mistress in Karachi
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Desserts by The Saucy Mistress

Ordering some desserts from The Saucy Mistress … Anyone who is active on social media & Facebook must have heard of ‘The Saucy Mistress’. As if her scrumptious desserts weren’t enough her witty remarks and sarcastic sense of humor will make anyone cheer up. I remember discovering her page in 2013. At that time she did dips & dressings & cooking sauces and I remember being so impressed with not just her line of products but the way she described…

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Cookie Cups by Karamel

I am a person who prefers to eat at home most of the time and I can sometimes be quite finicky when eating out / ordering in. The reason being that I inevitably compare the price I pay versus not just with the quality & taste of the food but also the fact that I can potentially make it at home at a fraction of the cost. So if I order in or eat out at a restaurant multiple times,…

A trip to the historical & stunningly beautiful Serena Khaplu Palace located in Gilgit, Pakistan. One of the locations used in the popular Urdu serial, Diyar-e-Dil. 
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Travel Diaries: Trip to Serena Khaplu Palace

A trip to the historical & stunningly beautiful Serena Khaplu Palace located in Gilgit, Pakistan. One of the locations used in the popular Urdu serial, Diyar-e-Dil.  I am sure all of you must be wondering where I am, or well I hope you must be wondering about that. Nothing to worry about – it’s all happy news. The reason that I have been completely MIA since Eid is because I just got married (Alhamdullilah) and just like every other Pakistani wedding…

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Cosmopolitan Cafe – Karachi

Cosmopolitan Cafe Cosmopolitan Cafe: Visited this new eatery located at E-street Clifton a few weeks ago, and found it to be a promising addition to the upscale cafes in Karachi. The modern decor, with the hand-painted mural depicting the cityscape of Karachi invites one to come inside & relax. The scrumptious desserts makes one want to linger over coffee & dessert with friends or family. For more details about the place, and the menu on offer, please check out my…