Hello & welcome!



Ali Hameed – Karimabad, Hunza (July 2016)

Hello & welcome to my new website, this is going to be more of a photo blog than a website.

Once you have lived with mountains
Under the whispering pines
And deodars, near stars
And a brighter moon,
With wood smoke and mist
Sweet smell of grass, dew lines
On spider-spun, sun-kissed
Buttercup and vine,
Once you have lived with these,
Blessed, God’s favourite then,
You will return
You will come back
To touch the trees and grass
And climb once more the windswept mountain pass







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  1. kristanPl April 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Quels bons mots

  2. Zaki April 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    This is amazing it would be great if you can share more stories, pictures or videos

  3. Lanette May 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Reading posts like this make surfing such a plseaure

  4. Farooq June 12, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

    Very nice and informative site. Share more stories please.

  5. Hannah April 21, 2019 at 1:19 am #

    Hi Ali Hameed,

    I plan to stay with Alam Jan Dario and his family this Summer, working in his guest house in exchange for accommodation and food. There are many articles online mentioning him and his village (though yours have the most beautiful pictures), but I was hoping I could ask you a few more in-depth questions.

    What was your overnight stay in the village or similar villages like? What were the facilities and comfortability of it?
    Was there much of a language barrier, and how did this affect you stay?
    I am a single female traveller, do you think there was anything about the village, the guest house, the family, that would make my time difficult or dangerous?
    Are there any negatives I should know before travelling to Zoodkhun?

    If you’d like to reply over email please do

    Thank you so much!
    Hannah 🙂

  6. Ali Hameed May 7, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    Thanks Hannah. I have sent you an email, let me know if you need further assistance.

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