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City Hangouts – The far side of Native Jetty

An instant favorite. One of the top places to observe people in Karachi. It could smell bad and some may find creek’s polluted water filthy. The other side of the creek is much cleaner belonging to clubs and hotels. They looked sad from where I stood. Authorities have put metal sheets on both sides of […]

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City Hangouts – Cafe Bogie

First of its kind in Karachi. Cafe Bogie is one hell of an addition to the list of hangouts in Karachi. The lanes around II Chundrigar turn into ghost streets as soon as the offices close in the evening. Even the main road looks gloomy late in the night. Therefore when you drive from Shaheen […]

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City Hangouts – A-one Restaurant

The Karachi Walla has been out of sync with the city but it takes only few hours in the heart of the city to get it right again. We are in middle of the tour and Richmond Crawford is next on our agenda. A-one Restaurant falls conveniently on our left right before the lane leading […]

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City Hangouts – Haji Malang Hotel

Serendipity is The Karachi Walla’s greatest ally. Finding Haji Malang Hotel was such a pleasant surprise. Tucked between insipid concrete structure, it was an instant favorite. Original and unassuming. It looked like a desi pub where sailors meet before or after the expeditions far far away. Its not very far. Its right there in the […]

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City Hangouts – Cafe Mubarak

Romanticizing Saddar Eateries. Cafe Mubarak appears dim lit, uninviting and ordinary from the intersection of busy Garden road in front of IBA city campus but this is not the case once you enter. You instantly connect with the place. This is sort of place you have heard your parents talking about. Those chai khanas and […]

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