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Our last full day.
Most of us had decided to visit the Rohtas Fort, despite the extremely hot weather. Frances, Jan and Ruth have not been too well the last few days and have opted out of the last few outings. It is the height of summer here, and the temperatures have mostly been in the upper 40s.
When we left the sun was …
A day in Islamabad:
Heard from the others that they had had to wait for their soup etc for over an hour last night.
Obviously we had made the right decision! Virginia and Dutti had also skipped dinner.
0900, after breakfast we drove to the splendid [from the outside at least] Serena Hotel – …
Besham to Islamabad
A hot and steamy morning after the rain.
We spent some time admiring the River Indus as it surged past. The views were lovely and peaceful, even though there was a huge hydro power station being built very close by, by Chinese workers.
The Chinese obviously have a vested interest in upgrading …
... killing 54 people and injuring 266. It is the most prestigious hotel in Islamabad. Then on to The Pakistan TV station where I got my make up done to be interviewed for an hour on PTV World - the English Channel. It is managed by Shazia Rana who was a journalist and now the highest ranking female in ...
... our apprehensions, difficulties and often very frustrating times, we always feel truly at home in Pakistan. After all, this was to be our third visit to Pakistan in four years.
"Mad dogs and Englishmen stay out in the midday sun". Yes, you would have to be totally mad to travel to Islamabad in the middle of the summer season. But we were forced to travel at this time of the year as our coming journeys would take us to north Pakistan ...