Notes on the Geography of Pakistan: Above Baltit: Photo 1
Spread out on an exfoliating granite sheet, split apricots dry in the intense summer sun. The dried fruit is too hard to chew without some slavering, but the fruit is intensely flavored and makes a nectar with real bite. Apricots drying like this are commonplace in Hunza, but the backdrop here, with the Karakoram behind the Hunza River, is arresting even for this part of the world.
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