In the winter we went down to visit a family in the Sindh who work with Hindu tribes. We arrived on our flight from the UK and went straight to this tribal wedding which went on late into the night.
This area is entirely different to the area around the hospital. Flat, dry, desert like - at least when we were there. On one section of road they were widening it to motorway-size; interestingly, opting to do the whole 70km stretch in one go.
A huge amount of effort goes into irrigation, channelling water for miles from the Indus. It is the cause of many arguments and disputes between neighbouring landowners.
Another day, another wedding. Weddings actually take 3 days in this part of the world: here, on the 2nd day, the guests (including ourselves) arrive at the bride's village after being up for most of the previous night at the groom's party.
A typical row of houses.
The celebrations starting to kick off. There'll be some food, some singing and dancing, the marriage ceremony, and an opportunity to go and visit the bride in her house.
Jenny in her tribal outfit. For the men, the ubiquitous shalwar kameez is sufficient.
There's a lot of just waiting around at Pakistani social events.
The Hindu culture is generally more colourful, with more music and dance. Here a line of men followed by a line of women do a kind of side-stepping dance around the drummer in the centre, singing along as they go. The men sometimes throw in fancy leaps and twists. The women don't.
The groom in all his finery. He's about 17 or 18.
The marriage ceremony. Thoughout all of this the bride keeps her face completely covered. She's about 14 or 15. It's unlikely they'll have met before.
The groom leaving with his new bride, to the accompaniment of much wailing. She's leaving her home after all. In these tribes they actually do a staged introduction to married life: first 3 days with him, then a week or two back with her family, then a longer stretch with him, and so on.
A relaxing day's work!