Travel Blogs from Islamabad
... my first classes on Friday (junior 4)- beautiful badly behaved and generally very dirty kids with black hands, bad teeth and big smiles. I'd forgotten how difficult kids can be. That said, we get to play games in the playground so it's not all bad. I have favourites and least favourites already - pictures included for you to guess which is which. One is Nasser - a stellar batsman who loves the fact that I'm a girl and I can catch. Disturbingly they also like my hair (that proves ...
... to Ishaq Ali, our travel agent in Pakistan of my last (precious) travelogue book was safely packed in my check in luggage. In the frenzy, one poor young fellow ahead of us left his wallet and passport on a ledge near the conveyor. We finally found him but then he had to make his way back through security and the horror staff to collect them. His relief when he finally retrieved his belongings made our day.
Frazzled and finally though ...
... bedroom. After settling in, I left at 5:06 to walk to the nearby market (the Islamabad equivalent of a strip mall – each sector of the city has a marketplace full of stores in the center, surrounded by residences) in search of a bank to withdraw rupees. I found the Standard Charter bank Steve had noted is the closest international bank, but my ATM card from Transportation Federal Credit Union didn’t work there. I tried at least four other ATMs at other banks ...
... very rich, the Mughal architecture of the 16the century, Badshahi Mosque, the Royal Fort of Akbar in Lahore and various archaeological sites of Buddah Period which dates back to the 3rd century. Gandarha Museum in Swat, Peshawar and other castles in Skardu and Hunza are worth seeing for cultural interested people. Taxila, where you can face to face with great Buddaha with Alexander of Macedonia and Ashoke the great, the ...
This outstanding trek to K2 combines the classic approach walk along the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia with ample time to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to the K2 Base Camp. It is far and away the most popular trek in Pakistan, attracting large number of trekking groups as well as numerous climbing expeditions.
After assembling our team of porters and crew we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Shalimar Hotel Islamabad
Other places to stay in Islamabad
Aga Khan Road Shalimar 5, Islamabad | 3 star hotelfrom $210
Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, Islamabad | 5 star hotelfrom $350
The Mall Road PO Box 211, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $163
6 Islamabad Club Road, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $77
G6 Civic Centre, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $60
99-E Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $99
16-D, West Blue Area, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $90
Khayaban-E-Shuharwardy, Sector G-6/1, Islamabad | Hotelfrom $15