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At 2pm (10am GMT +1) today we arrived in Islamabad. I am upstairs in a net cafe just off a main drag, cricket is on the telly and I can hear a call to prayer over my headphones. I sit beneath a fan but still my eyes sting slightly from sweating. Its so hot and sticky, dont know how Im going to sleep in my tent tonight. Im completely knackered after …
Our British Airways 747 left London about 20 minutes late, which meant we had 20 more minutes than we wanted in Sardine Class seating. Leg room was at least 4 inches less than on the American Airlines Boeing 777 flight, so we were really crammed for space and so happy when we arrived in Islamabad about 6:20 A.M. Islamabad has only one runway and no …
... over impossibly steep and rugged terrain. How our vehicle managed to lurch over the huge boulders on such a vertical slope was beyond us. But as always Khaja was both fearless and competent and we successfully avoided the detour.
Our route took us past a large isolated prison which apparently has a very poor reputation for mistreating prisoners (note, five prisoners managed to escape in early August 2012). It ...
... 1,000 people and has five different live kitchens. Indeed it was hard to see how such a huge number of people could be fed at the same time. Accompanied by Ishaq, Sadruddin, Ranger and friend Amin (whom we had met on a previous visit), the fabulous food, great atmosphere and fun company made for a truly memorable night. We would highly recommend the experience of visiting and dining at The Monal.
... to Islamabad, overnight at hotel
Day-12: Departure from Islamabad (drop to the airport)