Tamania Jaffri sent her evocative write up when I was thinking of Murree again. Tamania visited Murree on a weekday and found the ambiance charming despite the senseless “development” that has taken place at this Pakistani hill station. This paragraph was quite nostalgic.
Murree’s best kept secret was, however, discovered by a chance visit. Try going there on a weekday. When the crowds have not take over the town with their noisy cars with the ‘Naughty Boy’ stickers and armed with their cheeky comments. On weekdays, even during the prime tourist season, you can catch glimpses of what made Murree such a good holiday spot. Some patches of trees have survived the commercial slaughter, some odd lane will lead you to charming tiny houses, the fog will descend and hide some of the ugly buildings and at night darkness covers the graffiti on the walls asking you to rush to Liaquat Bagh for a political rally.