How does it feel when a foreigner, especially an American falls in love with Pakistan?
Surprisingly this is not a fairy tale but a true story of Emily Hauze who fell in love with Pakistan and the culture of Sindh. The story does not end here. She initiated on a personal level to improve the image of Pakistan. Isn’t it surprising?
Jovago Pakistan got the opportunity to interview Emily to know more about her views, experiences and thoughts about Pakistan.
Our first question is who is Emily Hauze? Tell us a little detail about yourself.
I am an American blogger, photographer, and generally curious person. I grew up in a very small town in the southern state of Tennessee, but moved to Pennsylvania, where I did my bachelor’s and master’s degrees (in Music and German literature).
I am a lifelong student of all facets of arts and culture — not only photography but all forms of visual art, and theatre, dance, and of course literature and music.
How do you finance your trips?
In general, the only major expense for me on my trips is the plane ticket. That and also the cost of obtaining a Visa, for which I have to reapply each time I come. But once I arrive in Pakistan, I find that I am not allowed to pay for anything.
Since I always stay with friends, lodgings are not an issue, and food is always abundant and shared freely in Pakistani homes.
I am not much interested in shopping, so I don’t have to save up much for that purpose. Beyond this, many of the cultural and historic sites I visit with my friends and family are free or very inexpensive.
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