Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
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... Also, the Internet here keeps disconnecting and the power has gone off at least three times (though it did come back on pretty quickly each time; it looks like Steve has a diesel generator outside). Yargh. :-(
I put my laptop away at 8:01 because it was getting too frustrating to try to upload my blog and just watch the icon spinning around and timing out. I started another load of laundry and then Steve arrived home at 8:25. We both changed clothes and then ...
Islamabad was very hot, around 40 degrees C. We did however undertake a few walks to a really interesting local supermarket. The tandoori chicken, sliced boiled egg and coleslaw sandwiches were wonderful (we now make these sandwiches often - we call them our "Islamabad Sandwiches"). And we thoroughly enjoyed beer at long last.
One afternoon, Ishaq Ali and his colleague Amin organised a trip to one of the Islamabad local bazaars and showed us a great ...
... advised against travelling the first part of the karokorum highway between islamabad and gilgit which passes through the at-times unstable north western frontier province, and so we were all told we were flying that bit and the truck would transit. now since the bomb allegedly the advice has changed and pretty much all of pakistan is medium-risk. as a result the lovely people at drago deciced that anyone who wants to can go on the transit ...
... my driver which direction Mecca was. So simple, right? It took 5 minutes. Even though we were outside a mosque and I made prayer motions. Only reason for the confusion: I know it as Mecca, he knows it as Makkah. Argh!! Got out of Islamabad/ Rawalpindi (Km 0 of the KKH) for the cooler climes of Abbottabad in the hills 88km away. Till next ...
... in both institutions I got a chance to chat with the teachers and the children. They asked amazing questions about NYC, the U.S., and YES politics. I had questions from one class like, "Is it true that in the U.S. you believe that Muslims crashed the planes into the WTC?", "We have learned that in your country you do not treat African Americans equally, why?" And many more, WHEW! I was a true diplomat. More to come ... Pakistan is ...