Saturday, 23 April 2011

Wagah border

Everytime I go to Pakistan, I try to visit the India/Pakistan border, but I never got the chance. When I saw that Tanvi visited the border, from the Indian side, I was encouraged to go.
Tensions were a bit high as it was just after the cricket semi final match, so India were smug and Pakistan was trying to intimidate, hehe.

We knew a guy who knew a guy, so we were in the VIP seating area, right at the front, where everything was happening.
The atmosphere was actually amazing. It was a tad too patriotic for me, but it was a lot of fun to see. There was also an old man yelling and another guy with drums.


We got there at the right time and managed to catch one of the ceromonies taking place, where they open the gate and lower the 2 flags. The ceromony was actually amazing. The Pakistani Soldiers stomped around and paraded a lot and I'm guessing the Indian Soldiers did the same, on their side. It's meant to be a form of intimidation, but it's a lot of fun to watch.

Like I said: lots of stomping. I can't imagine how bad Soldiers knees and legs get over time.

It was great seeing the gates open and then the crowds cheering and seeing who's louder. It's also weird to see that only one line dictates where one country ends and another starts, and I really felt that the 2 countries are so close that there's no point behind all the rivalry between them.

 You can see them lower the flags in the above picture.

I didn't wear the outfit below to the border, but I realised that I hadn't treated you guys to any traditional outfits that I wore, while there. A scarft type thing is the 3rd part of the outfit, but I discarded it at some point.


Sherin xx


Sophie - Country girl said...

love your traditional outfit, its beautiful x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so stunning! x hivenn

Hannah said...

wow, looks amazing. love those fan style hats and your outfit is gorgeous

Bow Dream Nation xx

Winnie said...

Ooh I love the traditional outfit. You look lovely! Also it must have been really interesting to be at the border and see all the patriotic events. Guess we might see something similar in London next Friday!

Cafe Fashionista said...

What an incredible experience, Sherin! I so love your traditional ensemble! :)

danniekate said...

what a cool, cultural post! i love your outfit, too, you look so cute. xx

fritha louise said...

I've seen videos of this on the tv I think. I'd love to see it in person.
I love your traditional outfit.

Anonymous said...

How amazing was that? Loved your tradicional outfit, but i really get inspired by the military ones, very sofisticated and glam. LOOOVED!

WeShop said...

You look beautiful in that outfit. xx

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous, darling!


Tanvi said...

I am glad you got to visit the Border and had an eventful day! :) I like your traditional outfit. The pants are so cool!

Thanks for the mention babes! :) Have a good weekend.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

How awesome! I'm glad you had such a fun experience and nothing scary happened. :) I adore your outfit. It's beautiful. xoxo

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Looks like you had a blast. Love reading about your travels! You look awesome and those soldiers were sporting pretty ornate uniforms.


Maria said...

Your traditional outfit is amazing, you look lovely :)

Maria xxx

Claire said...

The shape of the traditional outfit suits you very well, especially with your hair up and a bit spiky. The colours, too.

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