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Chashma Tour (Part II) – Tour-to-Chashma,-A-Beach-like-feeling

Rain started falling on the eve of Friday and we were restricted to our beds with heater on in the room and dry fruits in plates. Previously, Mamun (Uncle) Safiullah asked Qasim to fix his old laptop (IBM Thinkpad, i guess it was) loaded with Windows 7 and all the softwares not really needed and also Mamun needed Youtube to be browsed as it is banned in Pakistan by PTA. Qasim took really long time to download a VPN (don’t remember its name) and installed along with some Java plug-ins. We sat in drawing room and chatted with Mamun while Qasim was busy fixing the thing. Door was open and were feeling cold but It was nice to have some cold. 🙂

As soon as Qasim completed the fixation process, we moved to our room and Mamun left to his bedroom with his laptop to watch some MTA stuff. I went to bed straight away around PST 12:00 AM while Qasim started browsing YouTube and Hasnain started work. I woke up in morning many times, like PST 0500 and 0600 or so but it was still drizzling so I barely popped out my head from warm bed and popped in back. When I woke up in the morning at PST 0900 with the knock of Mamun, Hasnain and Qasim were still in bed. I left for a bath with warm water arranged by Mamun. When I came back to room, Qasim was awake and was waiting for only and lonely washroom shoes pair. 😉

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We got ready arround PST 1115 and left to Shoaib’s place. Weather was cold, yet lovely and yes it was drizzling as well. Mamun stopped near Green Lagoon Restaurant to give Hasnain a look of lake. Hasnain and me took some pictures.

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We reached at Shoaib’s house, picked him and left for Canal side Dhaba (Restaurant). There we took tea, went to have a look of Canal (Chashma-Jhelum Link Canal), the largest canal in Pakistan to my information in terms of water capacity.

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Drizzle started again and we rushed towards shaded sitting area of Dhaba. Meanwhile Anees Uncle joined us too on dhaba. On special order, fish was fried and we left no part of it but yet it was not as tasty as we were thinking but our empty stomachs asked for more every time we finished previous piece. Then we took 2 cups of green tea to digest the thing and also boost our body temperature.

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Friday prayer time was passed so we decided to say prayer at Shoaib’s residence so we left to there. After Friday prayer, I, Hasnain, Qasim and Shoaib went to lake side and both uncles stayed at home.

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And then started the madness time, it was drizzling, strong wind was blowing and it was almost freezing cold but yet we were passionate to take pictures. We tried every angle, style, shashka (fashion) and every possible view we could capture.

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We spent full 90 minutes on beach like lake bank and when sun disappeared we came back to home, transferred photos to shoaib’s laptop, watched and gave comments on them.

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Special thanks to Auntie (Shoaib’s mother) who prepared Fruit chaat for us. I forgot to take its picture but it was really tasty, I took it two times because of dates in it. 🙂

Around 1930 PST, we left Shoaib’s home and went to Roadside Restaurant (don’t remember its name) and ordered Chicken Friend Rice along with Chicken Almond and daal mash & chapati. While waiting for the order, we enjoyed 2nd T20I between Pakistan and India which Pakistan lost by 11 runs but  with a good effort in chase of 192 runs.

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After dinner, we took special doodh patti (Milk Tea) with crushed Almonds and left for home. As soon as we reached home, we lightened up the heater and sat in our room with Mamun and have a very informative session with Mamun on politics, economy, religion and poetry. Around 1’o Clock Mamun left for his bedroom and we slept.

In the end, here are some awesome scenes we captured on lake and it will be unfair if I don’t show them to you. I hope you enjoyed the photo post and will wait for the part III, Bilot Sharif and Chashma Rest House. Don’t forget to comment.

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  1. January 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Great job again. Loved all the snaps.

  2. January 7, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Nice !

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