Waiting for the Khyber Pass to open up so we could make the journey into Afghanistan, we killed time by exploring the Pakistani countryside. One day on our way back into Peshawar, we came across this rather unique bridge built during the time of the Mughal Empire:
Along the edge of the river was this camp of gypsies:
The gypsies (pictured below) were fascinated by our presence and came out to examine us more closely. One of the children grew bored with us, however, and while poking around the bridge uncovered a nest of poisonous snakes, which soon began slithering across the bridge in an effort to find a new refuge. Unfortunately, the only way back to the car was through the snakes on the Mughal bridge. So, it took a fair amount of dancing around to get back inside our vehicle.
The increased risk of a venomous bite or a twisted ankle imbues dancing with the heady cologne of menace. I’d recommend it to anyone…