An American [Werewolf] in Lahore – Part 1

Me at the Minar-E-Pakistan in Feb. 2012

Last year, I went to Pakistan after 25 years and to Lahore for the first time ever.  My father was from Karachi, but since most of my relatives are here in the U.S. now, we did not have much reason to visit Pakistan.  My wife’s family is from Lahore, so since we both had the time to go last year, we decided to make a last minute trip.  This will be the first part in a series, chronicling my eye-opening trip to Pakistan, and I hope I can pass along some entertaining, yet useful information to all … [Read more...]

Foodistan (Lahore, Pakistan)

Fresh Butter on hand-made Aloo Paratha (Bread stuffed with Potato) in the Pind (Village)

Recently, I came back from a month long trip to Lahore - the culinary capital of Pakistan.Lahore, has a wide variety of cuisine, from fancy upscale Italian restaurants to the simple Pakistani village food and everything in between.A few tips for those of you who may be traveling to Pakistan soon:1. Get Your Shots - Before you Travel (Currently Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria are the main diseases in Pakistan)2. Don't Drink The Water - unless it's Bottled and Sealed … [Read more...]

Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson with the children of Korphe in Pakistan

I recently finished reading "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.  My first reaction after reading the story of Mortenson's 15 + year story of building schools for the impoverished children of Pakistan and eventually Afghanistan's mountain villages was - why do the Non-Muslims do Allah's work without making any excuses, but we Muslims just argue, cheat and fight amongst ourselves?! For those who don't know Mortenson's story - he was a mountain climber who in 1993 after a … [Read more...]


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