Friday, April 19, 2019

Hunza Valley

We’ve been in the mountains for the past few days.  The weather has lived up to mtn weather - drizzle, sleet/snow and beautiful blue skies.  Travelling through some very conservative tribal areas on the 2 day drive from Islamabad. Seeing young girls in the villages, but not a single adult female. Really weird and sounds like a very difficult life for women here.

The Hunza Valley is such a contrast. Most are Ismaili Muslims and very progressive. Excellent schools, universities and a very high literacy rate in Gilgit along with lots of mtn tourism. I saw 2 different woman driving cars!!

Very chilly and snowing at the China/Pakistan border (highest border crossing in the world)

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