Islamabad

In Islamabad, we spent time with my older aunt and uncle (89 this year!) and my cousins. We went to the folk museum, called Lok Virsa (http://www.lokvirsa.org.pk/museum.php) The museum shops were full of amazing antiques and beautiful handcrafted wood, slate, and clothes.

Went to our favorite Chinese restaurant called the Golden Dragon and celebrated the day of my uncle’s birth a bit early as we were leaving before his actual birthday.

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At an antique shop outside the Folk Museum

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Lapis lazuli items at an antique shop outside the Folk Museum

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At an antique shop outside the Folk Museum

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At an antique shop outside the Folk Museum

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Hand decorated slate tiles, etc.

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Hand carved wood

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Beautiful handcrafted wooden door

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At the outdoor restaurant at the Folk Museum with my beautiful aunt

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Lok Virsa (Folk Museum)

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More guavas

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My uncle showing my nephew how to use his type writer

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At Daman e Koh, in “the lap of the mountain” in the Margalla hills.

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Monkeys in droves, live in the Margalla hills.

 

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Golden Dragon

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Outside “The Hotspot” a very popular retro themed ice cream place.

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Flower market

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An early birthday party for my uncle, the day we were leaving.

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