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... going on to day three, and I'm already tired! Actually, I should point out that my timing isn't that fortuitous. I mean, girls here get married all the time; my mom's friend Ayesha told me that in the last month she went to five weddings! That's five weeks of partying!
So naturally I have to tell you all about what I've experienced so far, and what I'm told I will experience in the next couple of days. I will say that Pakistani weddings, at least ...
... it even did not do the headlines of international press. ..
The next day, I took a bus to Islamabad, where I couchsurfed with Kelly, an American girl living in Pakistan for many years. As Brasilia, Islamabad is a modern city, built in the 60’s as the new capital, in replacement of Karachi. Unsurprisingly, these 2 capitals are very similar : large avenues, surrounded by green areas and all similar facilities (e.g. banks, hotels, embassies…) at the same ...
... place to hang around – at the back it was too smoky from the exhaust fumes, I front too risky as the bus could move forward any time (we stopped in a downhill position), on one side a steep valley just ca half a meter off the road and on the other side rolling stones danger.
In Rawalpindi (Islamabad’s twin) we safely arrived at 5am. I failed to find a reasonable room again (mostly hotels wouldn’t accept foreigners), so ...
... It was good to see the others again and catch up on the days I'd missed. They were in a basic but good hostel with hot water, a courtyard to enjoy the sun and dry washing and a friendly manager we called 'baba' who only spoke a few words in English but chatted away in Pashto and loved it when I tried to learn Urdu! Nearby was a fantastic bakery and a supermarket and it was a nice change to get a few 'treats'. While we ...
... soldiers, their families and 12000 camp followers headed along this road into the harsh Afghan winter leaving hostages in Kabul in return for a safe passage the Indian border. However, this did not happen and almost immediately, they were set upon by the Afghans. Over the first 5 days 12,000 lives were lost to raids and the freezing winter. As British numbers dwindled the raids became bolder. On the 13th January 1842 eight days after they had left ...
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