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When the Orchards Bloom

My favorite time of the year to be in Quetta is when the orchards bloom. They transform the otherwise naked barren landscape into a little piece of heaven. The promise … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Char Bagh by Amin Gulgee

The lobby of Islamabad Serena Hotel is stunning to say the least. One does not simply enter. They walk into the grandeur of it all, the mysticism of the Mughal … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Home Away from Home

Working in Serena Hotels, we’re so consumed with the environment we create for our guests – the seats they sit in, the food they eat, the ambiance that surrounds the … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Milestones Look Like

When Samina and Mirza Ali Baig set off from Pakistan on November 30, 2013, ready to conquer Seven Summits across Seven Continents, they took with them the prayers of a … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cultural Travel Series | Serena Shigar Fort

Our featured blogger Nageen Hyat continues her journey, this time dwelling amidst the stunning landscape of Shigar Day 1 – Serena Shigar Fort is an award winning heritage conservation project now … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cultural Travel Series | Serena Khaplu Palace (1)

Our featured blogger is Nageen Hyat, Human Rights & Social Activist, founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF), Curator, Founder-Director of the Nomad Gallery and a renowned cultural writer. Baltistan… … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cultural Travel Series | Islamabad Serena Hotel

Our featured blogger is Nageen Hyat, Human Rights & Social Activist, founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF), Curator and Founder-Director of the Nomad Gallery. It is a gray, overcast … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Cycling through the Shigar Valley

Taking time out from bouncing up and down along the dusty roads in a Jeep and jumping on a bicycle to explore the valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan not only offers an … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

A walk across Pakistan’s fastest moving glacier

Last week I walked across Pakistan’s fastest moving glacier – Hopper Glacier in the Naga Valley, Hunza. I have heard so many different figures as to how fast it actually … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

A summers evening under the stars at Khaplu Palace & Residence – just magical!

For a totally unique and luxurious experience book your summer holiday at one of the oldest and most beautiful Baltistani Royal Palaces – Khaplu Palace & Residence – an up … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

It is cherry season!

There is really is nothing more delicious and satisfying than plucking fresh cherries straight from the tree and popping them into your mouth! Well its cherry season in Gilgit-Baltistan and … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection

Owing to the recent natural and man-made calamities to have hit the region, the North of Pakistan has for the moment been characterized as a rather unpleasant zone! Mountains, glaciers, … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment
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