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Go to Hunza!

Hunza is an extremely fertile valley in northern Pakistan. It's been around for two thousand years in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world. In fact, it's nearly impossible to enter or leave. Just like the previous location in Russia, Hunza is one of the 'oldest' towns in the world. The people in this terrain typicaly live much longer than people in the rest of the world.

Food makes a big difference which makes sense since they're in the middle of nowhere. The people grow fruit, peaches, pears, etc. Most important are the apricots. They have more than 20 varities.

What is the Hunzans' secret? Author John Robbins attributes their courage and creativity. They have very little fuel so they eat a lot of their food raw. Refrigeration doesn't exist so they harvest their food just before eating. And since they don't have machines and modern labor-saving devices the world has, they are incredibly active while at work.

Anyway, I read this last week and finally got a chance to post. I'll take about the other two in great length this week. See ya!


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