The Valima and the Trip

What can be more delighting than travelling with a group of friends over a hundred miles to attend a friend’s wedding reception? On November 19, 2011 at 3pm we set off from Karachi to Mirpur Khas to attend Rehan’s wedding valima. I was desperately looking forward to this event as quite lately I badly wanted a time out. Earlier we were to leave at 12 in the noon, then because of Afaque the plan was changed to 3pm, which meant losing 3 hours of extra fun. However, while everyone was ready to roll, Tiku went to fetch his suit from the dry cleaner and after lots of curses and gaaliyan he made himself ready in 30 minutes. With a group of friends no matter where we go, no matter what happens, FUN is guaranteed. It happened to be a wonderful road trip and a visit to the shrine of Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. The best part was the short stay at Dhabas for a strong cup of dhoodpati chai.

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