Empress Market-from a mummy/daddy girl’s perspective
Karachi is big and I’m not too sure about beautiful, but it’s definately diverse. Empress Market building may sound cliched but it is not. There is boundless energy, it’s vibrant and and gives you a head rush if you go there with your camera. You have to be really stupid, if you’re a girl, you’re with a super slick machine, and you have used public transport. But you manage safely and that’s what I like best about this city, the positve unpredictability.
Empress Market was the place to be in, long, long time ago. It was a frequented by the elite. From snake charmers to lottery selling men, to pickled lemons and lemon grass- the phrase is ask and you shall receive. Oh yes, you need to haggle alot, like it’s done in the rest of the city. Exotic food ingredients are accesible. If you know what you want and and willing to pay for it, it really is yours.
If you do carry a camera people will naturally assume you are from Geo, and ask polite questions. They let you take pictures and mind their own businesses. From meat and vegetables, to knick-knacks and household items, it offers alot. Empress Market definately is worth going atleast once, just perhaps to get the feel of this city.
It’s the best way to kill a routine.