Saturday, 1 November 2008

Mubi a la McCain

Need i say i m overwhelmed with joy on being tagged once again (that reminds me i still have another pending tag post :/) Here and now, i was tagged by Specy to write of 8 such places within Pakistan where i would want to own a house. This is going to be fun!

THE RULES:

The McCains own 13 cars, eight homes and have access to a corporate jet. If you were as insanely rich as them, where would your eight homes be and why?

The only rule is: The homes must be within the borders of the country you live in, so as to utterly emulate the McCains.

When you’re done, tag 8 people, so that they may join in the self-indulgence, forgetting about the crappy property market and the equivalent of The End of Pompeii on Wall-Street. You could spend your time hammering your doors and windows shut in preparation for the Apocalypse, but this meme is so much more fun!

1. A city by the sea remains one such place where my heart melts. Since i have Pakistan as the only choice, it has to be Karachi. just cos it has a sea :D

2. I have never really been to the northern areas of Pakistan but i'd LOVE to be there. So the first one that always comes to my mind is Hunza Valley :D How beautiful and serene it would be to live among the ice capped mountain peaks.

3. Somewhere in Pakistan( no idea where, suggest please :D ) where there is a breath taking view of mountains with a river flowing along side, or a lake or a tiny body of water( whatever comes next to a lake :p)

4. Lahore. i live here yes thats right. But i have always wanted to live a life in the, Androon Shehr, the walled city of Lahore. Now its a bit in ruins, congested like never before. Whenever i visit the narrow, maze like streets and find myself going into one after the other, i get a feeling; a strange bizarre feeling of travelling back in time. There is a lot of history embedded in those wooden doors, huge narrow strair cases, the marvelous gates of which only a few remain now.

5. Village. i dont really know which village ( a detailed post on this later perhaps) I would want to own a place in a country side, sit somewhere among the fields and then read out the poems of Wordsworth to myself, or some folklore, listen to some melodious flute being played at a distance.

6. Shimshal. I googled a place where i would find fields of barley. Shimshal is the place, near to Hunza i think, so practically it would be easy for me to commute between shimshal and hunza :D What joy it would be to live near barley fields, listen to Sting's song fields of barley. Not only that Shimshal has mountains, river, good trekking place, home to snow leopards and other such exotic animals. Perfect i say :)

7. Peshawar has to be on the list. For a couple of reasons, one of them being Chitral and Kalash people residing there. I love the clothing, their black robes with colourful embroidery that their women wear( nothing else, they have weird customs!)

8. Haleji lake. A beautiful place to the eyes and especially on this list because it is a wetland bird sanctuary.hence a great place for bird watchers :D I would probably find some piece of land to build a small place there( illegal?)

i invite summer/illusion/lunatic( summer n illusion never continued the previous tags so i tag lunatic), lost, exquisite, duffer, rainy(HFM), smiley, A.joe, walking through to make their wish list.

20 comments:

uglyduckling said...

1st one to comment =D

ڈفر said...

thanks :)
and coming soon with this tag :)

uglyduckling said...

With no internet? =o

lost in rome said...

no yar not peshawar... dislike phataans n da place in general

thepurplejournal said...

Oh boy, this is definitely going to be fun, and a tough one for me, considering that UAE only has seven emirates. I need one more emirate ;)

Thanks for the tag, Mubi.

shysoul said...

Wow! Never knew about Shimshal!

Nice collections of homes i would say! But why you have to live in Peshawar to live near Kalash, why not go to their native place, Chitral?! :D

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

wow, all these spots sound really nice!
never heard about shimshal, but oh well u learn something new everyday! :)

me likes villages too! soo nice, and fresh and simple!

thankyouuu for the tag! :D

navcity said...

androon shehr I agree with...I love the Kashmiri bazaar and the Wazir Khan Masjid. Its a shame all those old wooden carved balconies are falling apart

Zanzibar Nights said...

never been to pakistan...but u're makin me wanna visit..wid all those descriptions.....must b 1 beautiful place...!

Mubi said...

beaugly, congrats :p
duffer, enjoyed ur list :)
lost, i actually like pathan ehehehe
purple, i will be looking forward to urs :D
soul, lol i always take Peshawar as NWFP ..i didnt bother writing nwfp. will make the correction :$. thanks!
smiley, lets look for a common village then :p. looking forward to ur tag post
Nav, i always enjoy ur comments( now rare though):/
zanzibar, where do u come from? well yes the northern side of Pakistan is especially rich in greenery, mountains and scenery.

hfm said...

I shall I shall take you on a journey to my dream homes.
Let me get through this week first.

:]
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exquisite said...

thank u so much for tagging me... i feel so much entertained now ... jumping with joy :P
would get to it pretty soon but mind u, i'm only been in Pakistan since 2005 and know very little about the geography... probably have to use Google Uncle on this one ;)

Karachi, only becoz of the sea :S ... ahem :)

I love northern areas, but sadly, the current affairs won't let it plausible to have a realistic living out there

take care

misspecs said...

I've never heard about haleji Lake...great choices Mubi!

You seem to be somewhat of a water lover, nahin? :)

Summer Cutee said...

i finally made a tag post so ur tag hasnt gone to waste this time...anyways on number 3. i think any valley in the northern areas would be ur choice of place...fairy meadows is mine...u may not copy any of my places :P
y Peshawar though? the only reason i wanna go there is to do alotta shopping in chor bazaar :D

Lunatic.... said...

I will fill this tag kal tak inshAllah :)

Mubi said...

lunatic, exqui and hfm :) will drop by your blogs to see into those dream houses
thanks for liking it specy :)
summer, well i am still gona choose faiy meadows :D muahahaha

o i feel so drained :/

PurpleDrifter said...

Oooh I like how the kalash dress too! Defintely interesting if not beautiful. There was an article on them sometime ago on the internet. And yes i agree, weird practices, lol.

Mubi said...

purple is one of my fav colours :D
and you are the first one to talk about the weird practices..indeed :S
hope to see more of you here :)

An ILLuS|On said...

Interesting tag..thanks mubi;)
Insha'Allah i'd try writing about it real soon:S

Saira Malik said...

Interesting tag..Really i like so much.Thanks for sharing...
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