Travel Blogs from Islamabad
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 …
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... when the outrageous Sadruddin posed for a photo with the army officer. Taking photos of anything military in Pakistan is not recommended but to our delight the officer was very relaxed and quite happy to be photographed.
Soon we were passing through large glaciers that were cut away to allow vehicle access. As mentioned, road works in Pakistan must cost the country a fortune. The geological instability and high ...