We had a great BBQ today with the Abruzzi Montreal team and Sarah's friends.
The menu included:
- Tandoori chicken
- Shish kababs
- Mango salad
- Chana Chaat
- Grilled veggies
We all had a great time while listening to Coke Studio under a sunny sky.
Even zorro made an appearance, stole Madiken's naan, but we still love him
Managed to get up 5am one fine
morning after two days in Skardu. Still not up with the birds, though. They get up a quarter past 4 and start chirping at the top of their lungs right outside our window. No worms then, no wonder. Hiked up to a water channel high up on a mountain to film some spectacular views of the first sun rays falling on the valley.
Shigar rest house cook went to town yesterday – we got real excited and told him to bring us 1/4 kilo of every vegetable and a good electric tea kettle so we can make our tea in the room… he comes back this morning with a dinky Chinese made kettle that boils the water down cause it doesnt turn off on its own, tells us no one sells in quarter kilos, have t
o buy a kilo or nothing – were telling him we cant eat one kilo fast enough… buy us 1/4 kilo or we do our do own shopping… gone back and forth with him… hes pulling his hair out with these stingy ladies who want him to cook just enough to feed two people… hes used to cooking for a battalion.
He cooks pretty darn well cant cheese him off too much.
After a week in the mountains, in Karimabad, Murtazaabad and Ataabad in Hunza, Gilgit, Phandar and Skardu, we will finally be on our way to Shigar in the afternoon today. Filmed rock carvings of the buddha in Skardu yesterday, and went to a nearby spring to fill real water for our poor travelled tummies. Continue reading
So, yesterday morning in Skardu, I ran into a reporter from a local television channel. I was sitting in someone's office and the 'Garden in Shigar' documentary was playing when in he walked. He watched a few bits and bobs, then proceeded to scurry out of the room, but then came back at the end just in time for tea, sweet yellow soft fluffy Skardu patees and mayo sandwiches (the special kind they serve in PIA). Continue reading