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Not just views but food too: Thai blogger enjoys Gilgit Baltistan

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Mark Wein, the American-Thai travel blogger recently visited Pakistan. During his trip, Wein visited and explored the exquisite traditional food and cuisine of the Gilgit Baltistan region. Mark also visited Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Mardan with his family and was exhilarated with the spicy and yet tasty food of Lahore and Peshawar.

Certainly, the love of Pakistani cuisine took him to the mountainous yet breath-taking northern region of Pakistan, Gilgit Baltistan. Not only he is visiting and exploring the region himself but he is sharing his experiences with his millions of followers on his Instagram and YouTube accounts.


Mark took a flight from Islamabad to Skardu and throughout was amused by the snow-capped peaks standing tall, surrounding Skardu. After reaching Skardu, Mark went onto the streets of the Skardu and stopped at a small roadside Chapali Kebabs stall, he then brought Tandoori Naan and had it with a chutney. Mark enjoyed to bits the tasty chapali Kebabs. He also tasted ‘Saag’ with Naan, which he found irresistible. Passing a difficult terrain, and spectacular mountainscape, he then headed towards Shigar Fort, where he was staying with his family.


During his trip, Mark Wein ate Malai Chicken made in apricot oil. He also liked the chicken Parathas. In his video, Mark informed that he had never heard of food being cooked in apricot oil before coming to Gilgit Baltistan and to him it was an intriguing discovery with which he seemed to be pleased.

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As Mark Wein moved ahead to explore the Shigar Fort, he dived deep into the history of the Shigar Fort and was wonderstruck by the profound history and intricate interiors and exteriors of the Fort.

A local family in Skardu hosted their dinner and served them the traditional dishes and beverages of the Gilgit Baltistan. The family served 14 traditional dishes to them.

In the end, Mark Wein stated that it was an incredible journey to Pakistan in which he learnt about the people, traditions, food and customs of the country.