Thursday, August 3, 2017

Photos from summer vacation 2016




              Hey   Dear   Friends!




       Hope   and   wish   that    all   of   you   are   having   wonderful   time  and   facing   all   the   challenges   of   your   day   with   bright   smile   and   courage ,  defeating   all   the   negative   energy   that   tries   to   occupy   your   beautiful   brain    to   ruin  your    joyful   mood!

That   is   like   my   wonderful   and    powerful   friends!!!


  Yesterday   i     washed   my   grains   to   make   flour  for   whole   month   and   i   think   it   caused   me   little   more   little   more   tiredness    than   normal     as   i   am   feeling   quite  dull  today  .

I   washed   and  cut    my   spinach     and  has  put  it   on   stove   to   boil   as   i   i   cannot   cook   it   only   after   just   washing .

To   grow  more  and  quickly   farmers   use   chemicals   which    cause   serious   stomach ache   and   now   i   learned   my   lesson  and   boil   it   for   at   least   20   minutes   before   cooking  .

I   still   remember   when   in   9th   grade   after   loosing  my   science   subjects   i   had   to   study   home economics   ,  there   was   written   for   vegetables   that   don't   wash   them   so   hard   as   by   doing   so   you   will   waste   it's   nutritions  . We   used   to   wash   all  veggies   twice  and  they   never   caused   any   harm  .

But  growing   population  needs    food   and   farmers   have   to   grow   more  .  So  fast   so    now   eating   is   just    about   filling   your   stomach   it   has  lost   it's   taste   and   originality   .


My   hubby   has  gone   for   his  college  and   kids   for   school   so   i   am   completely   homealone   now.   I   know   it   is   first   day   after   vacation    and  i  am  feeling   it   much   ,i   am   going   to   used   to   of   this   routine   within   some   next     days .  

Today   is   thursday  .It   is   almost   12  pm  noon   here.   Beautiful   cloudy   day .Heard   in  news   that   rains   are   all   over   the   country   .I    though    would    not  be   happy   with   the   damage  which   possible   rain  can   cause   to   date   gardens   here  .  But   i   cannot   lie   to   myself   that   my   heart   call   strively  for   the  rain .

We   are   people   of   land   where   sun   rules   boldly  most   of   the   year    so   when   clouds   cover   this   hot    burning   ball   for   while   my   soul   turn    into   a   bird    who   leaves    the   cage   of   my   lazy   body   and   fly  about   madly    over   the   magnificent   views   of   nature  ,sing  the   happy   song   under   the   kind   cool   shade   of   cloud   .


My   heart   feel   peace   and   succeed   manage   to   balance   in   physical    and   spiritual    life.
I   live   by   soul    may   be   because   i   am   lazy  . Physical     side   is   so   demanding   and   follow   blindly   the   world     obsessions   that   is   illusionary    to   me.


All    that   we   see    with   eyes   is    mortal     and   has   short   and   complex   existence .so   do   the   physical   world  the  body.


All   that   cannot   be   seen    is   immortal   and    experiences   calmer   and   serene  existence , such   as   our   SOULS. 


I   believe   that   running   madly   in  rat   race    nothing   but   stupidity ,so  i   am   though   happy   with   all   the   worldly    advancement   around   me     but    deep   inside   i   still   enjoy    living   in   a   clay   house   which    spread   captivating   scent   when   it   rains .   My   spiritual    harmony   with   nature   around   me   keeps   me   as   content   as   a   dead  man   can  be!

Saying   you   good   by   with   lots  of   best   wishes   for   your   precious   lives   and   glorious   days  my   dears! hope   you   will   have  a look  and   enjoy   some   old   photos  from  summer   vacation  visit  to  native  village



        Khanpur  Hazara dam  in   my   native  town we  spent  an  evening  there  and  it  was  so   peaceful!

          Water   has   strange   abilty   to   bring   serenity   in   soul  and   smile   on   lips!

               Abbotabad  nathyagali  .beginning  point   of   high  mountains  of  northern area


                                 This   whole   hilly   area   is   treat   to   eyes   and  spirit

                   Unforgettable  experience  ,    just   like    entrance    to  heaven


                    many   hotels  and  restaurants  in  way  as   it   is  visitor's  place

    travelllers   stop   and   peek  in   to   the   hilarious   views   below   and   chat    to   monkeys  as  you   see  many  here!


     View   from  my   village  house ,rains  are   so   often  and   kind  to   my  native   land!

                                                  my   native  village   yard ,so  many  plants  and  trees
Chickens  of  neighborhood  in  village   home

kids  of  my   nieces  in  little    sream  


Daughter   of  my  cousin  who  came  to  meet  me   then  was  showing  her  wedding  ring .

Take   great   care   precious   fellows .
God   Bless   You   All!!!

86 comments:

  1. Dear Baili, So many beautiful smiling faces. Your family look so happy on Vacation and I can see why, spectacular scenery!
    Life has got more hectic and we all need to take a step back and appreciate the simpler things in life.
    Have a fun filled week and weekend with your lovely family :)

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  2. Your village photos are beautiful!

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  3. Wonderful thoughts indeed, and family is everything. Lovely photos and greetings!

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  4. Lovely pictures. Do you have three boys?

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    1. Thank you dear, yes I have three boys.
      Eldest is 24 elder 14 and yougest 11

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  5. Enjoyed your pictures, that mountain road would scare the you know out of me.

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    2. Thank you Joe.
      I basically belong to mountaneous area so it was pleasurable moment for me

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  6. Beautiful place!! We have had a drought here and thanks to God we got rain yesterday!! Love the photos of nature and the kids playing in the water! Have a great week!

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    1. I am so happy for you dear Angela!

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  7. "All that we see with eyes is mortal and has short and complex existence .so do the physical world the body.

    All that cannot be seen is immortal and experiences calmer and serene existence , such as our SOULS."


    So true. We are more than this.

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  8. I am blessed dear Sandi to know that YOU got me!

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  9. I am blessed dear Sandi to know that YOU got me!

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  10. Beautiful photos, Baili. You make me feel like I am there!

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    1. Thank you dear Marie!

      glad you enjoyed my effort to give you a virtual tour to my native beautiful area!

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  11. Your writing is so poetic and beautiful. Every day I see the transformation. Your soul is magical!

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    1. Dear Toni!

      taking these words from you is honour for me as you are amazing soul and wonderful person in yourself .
      i am in learning process and how slow i am it seems to go till my last breath!

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  12. Beautiful photos, Baili! It looks like a wonderful time!

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  13. interesting place to visit but is it safe for a person from Europe?

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    1. Thank you my dear friend!

      Our northern area was targeted for while for terrorism but it is old topic now .If you come here you will see that how peaceful and enjoyable it has become for tourists from all over the world .
      you kindly avoid the media propaganda which is only for keeping the developing countries in low profile .
      wise can smell this so far my friend!

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  14. I love seeing the photos, everyone looks so happy! :) We are trying to be people of the land, we feel as though we are, but we're still too modern for my liking...slowly but surely! :) My spirit guides me too. :)

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    1. Thank you my precious fellow !

      effort makes difference for sure

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  15. How 'Fun'! Thanks for sharing your Mt. trip and family with us! Hope your brain reminds you to "rest"! I like houses made of earth ~ I bet it smells good as you say. Reminds me of Pueblo Indians, they were productive, self-sufficient and used the plants & herbs of their area for healing and nutrition! Blessings of LIFE!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words my friend!

      In my childhood while our own house was being constructed we lived in a barn of clay of my grand parents for almost an year .
      I was probably 8 then but memories belong to those most serene and beautiful days are treasure to my soul .

      Many people lived in house made of clay and twice years they renew the coat of clay to keep it strong and clean .
      Rains were shower of blessings .

      though our stringy wooden roof dripped while pouring but i loved the voice of dropping water in silver pot which mom put under it .

      After marriage since 25 years i am living in southern part of my country where land is sandy mostly and rains are very rare but whenever it rains ,my soul celebrates it deeply

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    2. I understand. Our ability to 'hear' and appreciate these 'unique' sounds and treasure them because of the "love" we received & given to share - to grow healthy in :)
      The gentleness of your thinking is refreshing!
      Some little birds were in our backyard and my presence scared them when I came around the corner to check the swamp cooler. So I made 'friendly sounds' to them and one young one stayed back to say 'hi'. I told it "it was cute" (which it was!) and spoke words of kindness to it. You could tell it liked that. It knew 'I liked them' and they could 'be here' safely with me, that they were welcome! That's the kindness I sense in you! Glad you've been married for so long. Nice to have someone to share life with! in LovingKindness! :)

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  16. Lots of best wishes for YOUR precious life!
    Thanks very much for sharing your great photos.
    Thanks for being so lovely!

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    1. Thank you my dear friend!

      for your last line i would say it is your generosity my dear!

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  17. I agree with you about flowing water. I can sit by the edge of the river and look for hours. The feeling of serenity that envelopes me is unmatched.

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    1. You are very right dear Emma!


      when we see the history man lived and groomed near water as he was compelled by not only the facilities it provided but it's Connection to it's spiritual side .

      Even you will find the hotels and restaurants near water more packed and inviting which are beside the water.

      i have spiritual bonding with water as our childhood and early teen years spent close to the stream which was more wide and enthusiastic those days .

      we as being ladies can't find place for swiming here but may be one day before leaving this earth God will make my this dream come true

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  18. I am hoping for rain too. It's very dry. I would like a gentle rain for 24 hours.

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    1. I pray that May your lovely land have some rain soon Red!

      It seems that weather throughout the world has dramatically changed and rains are lessening gradually.

      Back in my village when i was little many times rain fall for weeks or even month and people prayed to stop it but as kid it was rocking forr us

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  19. These are great pictures. Your family does look happy.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Brain!

      Visiting native land is reliving the magical past for me

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  20. Thank you so much for bringing this precious piece of you.
    May all your days flower in blessings.

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  21. It seems you had a wonderfull time.
    That's a good thing.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  22. Wonderful photos. We are having our rainy season now.

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    1. thank you dear friend!

      Enjoy your rainy days !!!

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  23. Wonderful photos, Baili! The beauty of this landscape fascinates me every time you share pictures of your native land. I love the smiling photos of your family! :-) And how lovely your new profile picture is!
    I wish you a delightful weekend and send big hugs! ♥

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  24. Thank you sooo much for your love and affection my precious friend!

    May God bless you with more peace of heart and beauty of soul so you can spread more love around you!

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  25. Your pictures are so wonderfully peaceful, and it makes me want to take a trip there to experience it. Hope your weekend is as amazing as you are Baili! Hugs...RO

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  26. Thank you dear Ro!

    These places are soulful and uplifting.
    Viewing them while sitting peacefully broaden the horizons of vision

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  27. Férias são sempre ótimas e tuas fotos delas estão lindas! bjs, chica

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  28. now I am here and I see beautiful photos!
    we will be friends, !

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    1. We are already friends as i can feel this sense of friendship between us dear!

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  30. Hello Baili,
    These are beautiful pictures of the landscape.
    Lots of green and that makes you feel peaceful :-)
    It's nice to see your family :-)

    You write about the chemical in food and actually this should not be necessary. Many people can not resist it.

    I wish you a very nice weekend.

    Dear greetings

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    1. Thank you dear Helma!

      You are very right that chemicals are not necessary to involve in veggies or fruits and crops productions but time has come when everyone only is concerned to his personal benefits and there is no limit for lust you know

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  31. Hi Baili,

    Thanks for taking us along with you on this virtual journey of your beautiful places. I enjoyed your photos so much!

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    1. I am so glad you liked them my friend!

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  32. Lovely to see all of your photo's.
    I always think water has a calming effect ...
    The scenery looks good and I really enjoyed my trip with you,
    Thank you.

    Wishing you a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you dear Jan!

      water indeed has a curing affect

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  33. Welcome!
    Thank you for visiting and for appearing the page.
    Bjs!

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  34. The place you grew up is indeed beautiful. I can understand your feeling of being happy in a place where you have so many good memories. That is how I feel when I visit the place where I grew up. The woods and hills say "home" to me.

    I love being close to the water, too. But not too close! I am not a good swimmer and being in the water makes me nervous. But to be beside it and feel the coolness it brings and the soothing of the mind is very special. Very similar to the rain, too, which I also love. Here people have plenty of rain and many of them don't like it, but I find rainy days to be calming and peaceful.

    Have a good week, my friend :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words my precious friend Jenny!

      How cool that we resemble in some of our feelings .
      I sum lot in my childhood until hardly 11 ,after that i was not allowed for swimming as being a girl it was not bearable for my parents to swim in water with wet clothes as you know being belong to a conservative area women are restricted to do and act like boys .

      Now i almost forgot how to swim ,when recently i went to the beach sea water drove me towards it madly and my hubby and boys shouted and followed me to stop going further .

      It was strange fear for deep mysterious water yet a compelling to pull in it insanely!

      I loved to know that though you get much rain in your area but still you love rain it is because you have a heart of poset which connect to the nature more deeply

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  35. Lovely pictures. Bali you lives in such a beautiful place...

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  36. wow! such trips make life worth living :)

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  37. I can only echo what has already been said...such a beautiful country you live in!
    I really hope I will get to see it with my own eyes someday.
    My heart-felt thanks for taking us along on this stunning voyage of discovery...I am totally in awe...:))

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  38. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a sweet and kind comment. Loved touring with you todayand seeing the beautiful country side. What a fine wedding ring your cousin is wearing. A beautiful lady she is for sure.Happy Saturday -betsy

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    1. Thank you dear Betsy!
      She is newly weded and was pretty excited to see me as I love very far city from her's and couldn't attend her wedding ceremony

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    2. Thank you dear Betsy!
      She is newly weded and was pretty excited to see me as I love very far city from her's and couldn't attend her wedding ceremony

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  39. I love seeing your beautiful photos of your much loved homeland. It is the best part of this crazy internet that I get to see places I know I will never visit, and I get to see them through the eyes of someone who loves and cherishes the land. I thank you for that, and for coming over to the Dharma Bums and commenting. Hello Baili, it is truly a delight to meet you.

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    1. Thank you for lovely response my friend!
      Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful life ahead

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  40. ahhhh....just loved seeing pictures of you and your beautiful family! thank you for sharing! <3

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  41. What a nice summer vacation, Baili. I loved the road picture. Sometimes the road less traveled is the best one to take. Kids love to play in the streams and brooks and lakes. You have a nice family, and it looks like they are having a fun and peaceful time in this picture. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. And I appreciate all your kind words on my blog. You truly are a dear person.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you dear Sheri!
      I love your beautiful and stunning posts

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  42. Hi Dear Baili, What a pleasure to stop and read your blog today. I love the way you write from your heart and encourage us with your spiritual outlook. You are an inspiration, Baili! I sure enjoyed your photos. And the second picture … I love the smiles on the faces of your family! I see happiness there! :-) And what a wonderful trip to Abbotabad nathyagali! That highway is amazing! Thank you, Baili, for sharing your blog and your wonderful spiritual nature with us! Blessings to you and kind regards from Seattle! Oh yes, one more thing … Love your comments on my blog! Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you John!
      It is deeply honour to hear such kind expressions from you.
      May your day be more blessed with peace and joy ,amen.

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  43. Beautiful photos. I agree with you - I want no part of the rat race. Unfortunately, unless you're fortunate enough to own a piece of land or home, many of us are caught in it.

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  44. Lacking something in life is completely fine my friend becaus man's life begins with nothing in hand and all he gets in his life is result of his constant struggles and unshakeable faith in himself and in him who created him and put on land to feel"need"and findways to to fulfil this and explore strength to achieve this fulfilment.

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  45. Friends and family are our sources of motivation.

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  46. Oh, I love these images! They are so lovely. And beautiful, big smiles from everyone. Spending time with loved ones is the best!

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    1. Thank you dear Martha!

      Outing with family is always way to rediscover childhood era

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    2. Thank you dear Martha!

      Outing with family is always way to rediscover childhood era

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  47. Thank you for sharing your life and sharing such beautiful photos from where you are from! Big Hugs!

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  48. Thanks Baili for sharing your vacation photos. I am just now catching up with reading favorite blogs as we were away for 2 weeks with no internet access. This was a working trip and not a vacation this time.

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    1. Thank you dear Beatrice for keeping me in your favourite list of blog!

      Hope your working trip was success my friend!

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  49. Hello! Scrolling through your blog and having a visit. I am glad to begin to get to know you. I was reading the comments on terrorism. It is unfortunate that the news is where we get our first introduction to new places. I think most people (Jewish, Christian, Hindu or Muslim, it does not matter!) are good folks who will do you no harm. It's always good to have someone who knows a new area to show you around for safety no matter where we're going, but we learn so much when we travel. Your photos are gorgeous. Take care of yourself. :)

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    1. Thank you dear Elf Mom!

      It is very kind of you to take a look and share your views.

      Actually each nation or country has most of good people but it is also a fact that reardless any particular race or nation BAD people too exist .

      Trend has started that now bad people belong to different parts of land are being used by the hands of master minds of world those want control over it

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    2. Thank you dear Elf Mom!

      It is very kind of you to take a look and share your views.

      Actually each nation or country has most of good people but it is also a fact that reardless any particular race or nation BAD people too exist .

      Trend has started that now bad people belong to different parts of land are being used by the hands of master minds of world those want control over it

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  50. I loved this from beginning to end, Baili! My favorite photo: your husband and sons above the dam!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend.
      My family really starve for visit to my native village. Kids and hubby both enjoy the open hilly environment after city 's rushed hour and exhausted life

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  51. we learn so much when we travel. Your photos are gorgeous. Take care of yourself. :)


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