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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 …
... villages then gave way to barren red desert country, the contorted geological formations evidence of past and present restless seismological activity.
We were crossing over the snow capped Karakoram Ranges of northern Pakistan when the flight personnel announced that in a few minutes we would be flying over Mount Rakaposhi. To our delight, huge snow covered spires rose majestically against an azure skyline, the tallest we assumed ...
... many men and boys travelling to Northern Pakistan. The necklaces worn more by the older women are also pretty remarkable.
The thing that gets me about the hats is that, while it is typical throughout the region for men to wear all-white prayer hats that are crocheted and embroidered, the prayer hats seen on Northern Pakistanis can be much more colorful and intricately stitched. Or they ...
... it was nearly impossible even to attempt Gondogoro La from either side. We concluded to conclude the conclusion next morning solely depending upon the weather.
Tried hands on SLEEP with scary sounds of avalanches, snoring-shouts of my tent-mate and sweet melody of Kishore’s song “Jeevan kay Din Chotay Sahi .. “.
Somewhere early in the morning, as Admin was yelling-out on us to get out off the tents, I unzipped ...