5 years ago I crashed a random wedding in Lahore where of all the “WTF small world moments” I’ve had in my life I would run into an acquaintance named Ali Raza, whom I had first met briefly when I spoke at CUNY Baruch only a year prior.
Flabbergasted, we then took a photo together and he remarked that whenever he‘d get married he would invite me to come back to Pakistan and attend his wedding, insha’allah!
We then don’t speak until 5 years later when I get an invitation in the mail: He’s a man of his word.
And so am I. Pakistan 2.0, let’s go.
And this time with the help of Ali’s father, I avoided the shitshow I had went through last time trying to get a Pakistani visa and instead acquired my visa within 4 days. They even gave me multiple entry!
Ali was also even gracious enough to invite/let me bring along a few monsooners to help him celebrate. I present to you the monsoon wedding (haha get it?) party:
And where we’re actually monsooning to March 12-16:
I would end off with the usual, “if you’re interested we still have open spots!” but unfortunately I’m keeping this opportunity closed only to my loyal and return monsooners — I always reward loyalty, and I couldn’t ask for a better wedding party of folks who deserve a free trip!