Imran and I moved back to Canada a couple of months after we got married. Obviously not being club trodders, we really, really missed the night life in pak. the ability to get up in the middle of the night and drive over to boat basin for food, sea view or cafe clifton for chai or even being able to ORDER IN fast food like mcdonalds or kfc lol!!
Karachi isnt called a city of lights for nothing. Deespite all the terrorism, robberies etc etc, its still a city of light, passion and fervor. You never run out of options to entertain yourself. Even though the work life here is tougher, people never say no to partying even if they just got back after having stayed back at work for 14 hours. In toronto, I can only think of two sets of friends, who would show up at 9pm even at a last moment warning. Here, EVERYONE… uncles, friends, cousin… EVERYONE is up for party anytime.
With all the travelling we’ve done in the past two months, the kids were getting really unsettled. Therefore, Imran and I hadnt had the chance to really take time off for the wo of us. Finally, a week or so ago, we finally left the kids with my mum and took off to cafe zouk for dinner, juice at imran’s uncles place (That was a detour we hadnt panned), followed by ice cream and chai. It not only gave us a chance to reconnect but also reminded us of all our pre and newly married memories.
I always wondered about people who got married and lived in the same city all the time, whether they got the same rush, the same memories, each time they frequented those places. I don’t know about them, but we really did. We had a great time laughing at ourselves, how far we’ve come along and how much we’ve grown over time.
I loved, loved, loved, loved it so much, that we’ve now been going out almost every other day once the kids doze off. We’ve gone to places in the gutters of karachi (the fans were beaded and greased in with flies and I got that on camera too!!) to enjoy real authentic food, as well as the upscale place to enjoy different cuisines. I’m nuts about thai food so ofcourse, my fave is cafe zouk where i get my thai food and imran gets his stuff. I LOVE boat basin since u get a variety of cuisines there. My fave stop there is tandoori inn – but i’ve heard any place is as good in that area. I LOVE the nihari at burns road… but its the ghetto ambiance that I enoy the most. BBQ tonight, arizona grill, copper kettle etc etc are sure hits, but if you’re the kind to enjoy ghetto food, try bakra’s lachay chicken. Its authnetically good! Imran loves the brain masala and malai there, but I’m not willing to venture that way yet!