Hillside abode

Islamabad, where I am currently living is right next to Margalla hills. It’s one of the beautiful features of this city. There are a few restaurants on the top of the hills which provide the onlookers with a beautiful view of the city, specially at night.

Islamabad at night

The road up is pretty steep and has a high gradient so only a driver who is expert at hillside driving should attempt it. It takes around half an hour to go the 9-10 kilometers but the view is very much worth the drive. And of course there is food. One Resturant that is the oldest there serve all types of food, catering to all sorts of palates.

Anyone who visits Islamabad should visit these hills. And sample the food at various eateries here.

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Hillside from SueW and GC.

This week partner GC and I have chosen Hillside as our challenge for the weekend.

54 thoughts on “Hillside abode

  1. Hello Sadje! I didn’t realize that was where you were located. Such a lovely view! So much of the world I have yet to see and photos like this (as well a the promise of delicious food) make me renew my promise to myself to travel more as soon as that endeavor is available again. Hope you are doing well!

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    1. Thanks Irma. Good to see you back. How are you ?
      It is beautiful city with its quirks like any other place. I have moved here few months ago with my daughter and grandson. Traveling is almost open now so if you can do so. It’s the most amazing stress buster.

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      1. Hello Sadje! How wonderful! A beautiful place to be with people you love. Traveling is definitely a stress buster – how can one be stressed in gorgeous locales with delicious food? I’m so looking forward to being able to do that! Glad to hear you are doing well! ❤️

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          1. I had no idea, we hear none of this in our news here … too consumed with the gloom and doom of local stats! And now they reveal they’ve been tracking everyones phone to study our movements … no such thing as privacy anymore 😦

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  2. When we visited Maui a few (many) years back we drove up Mt. Haleakalā. Going down was also a ‘treat’. Hubby stayed in 2nd gear almost all the way down – no sense in riding the brakes! There was no resturant up there. And it was extremely cold at over 10,000 feet. It was there on the way down that we stopped to watch the sun sink. We had brought some cheese and we may even have had some pineapple wine!

    “Haleakalā, or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Mauna Kahalawai, also referred to as the West Maui Mountains. The tallest peak of Haleakalā, at 10,023 feet, is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula.”

    Just last week we had dinner with friends on the edge of a local river. The view of the lights on the bridges and homes is quite nice too. 😀

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          1. I don’t do bike trips… yet. There is a rail and ride not to far from us. They take the bikes on the train a few miles or so (maybe 10 or 20?) and at the stop, the cyclists get their bikes and pedal back. Mostly straight though. Still… I’d rather walk or hike. 😀

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              1. I’ve got a bike… but I learned on a three speed… this one has multiple speeds almost 7 times that and I’m not totally confident on it.

                I think we need a bike that has motor back up! 😉

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                  1. Maybe not that much power… just a small motor for assistance up hills. Not sure if one would need a ‘driver’s license for it or not?
                    But since I don’t plan on getting one any time too soon…

                    Hubby had a motorcycle in his ‘youth’ – had a helmet with a visor – got struck by a stone from the back of a truck… That was the end of it. I’ve seen some odd motorcycles – the ones with side cars, or with two wheels in the back one in the front or even the opposite, two wheels in the front and one in the back. Vroom, vroom 🙂

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                    1. Some states have repealed the helmet laws…
                      Dumb move. What little protection the helmet may have provided is nil when ignored. I’ve seen too many without helmets or proper clothing incase of a fall – that have resulted in horrid fatalities. Just like anything else on the road there are rules and precautions one needs to follow. One is supposed to wear a helmet on a bicycle these days too.

                      I always thought it would be fun to ride in the side car. Except in traffic where one’s face would be closer to the exhaust or to road dust…

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