Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pakistan

Hi folks, just a quick post to let you know that we are both well. We've had a fantastic few weeks here in Pakistan - the crossing over the Khunjerab Pass was AMAZING, the scenery in the North was stunning, and the friendliness and hospitality of virtually everyone we have met has been something else. Our only complaints are with the weather down South (we've spent the last week here in Lahore and its been 40 plus degrees), and with the neglected and decaying IT infrastructure (a marked contrast to China). Internet is SLOW and unreliable, so hence the lack of posts and pictures (of which there are many to put up). We've fortunately managed to avoid the alarming troubles in Karachi and Peshawar, alhough there have been a few protests here in Lahore associated with the highly political (and technically un-constitutional) sacking of the Chief Justice - the source of the weekend turmoil in Karachi.

Several months after we got the ball rolling on our Iranian visas, we finally received them Islamabad. We are spoiling ourselves and flying out tomorrow to Tehran (its an arduous 4 days on buses otherwise, through some areas that are not the safest). We'e both been waiting a long time to visit Iran - so we can't wait. Hopefully we will be able to access our blogs there....

2 comments:

Maytel said...

you two are so brave

Kratzy said...

Glad to hear you are both safe, sound and enjoying your trip. No news from my end - I'm living vicariously through you!

Your photos from western China have inspired one of my co-workers to take up a contract that was offered to him in that region to run a university or TAFE college type of thing. He was really worried about it, but the photos inspired him to take the leap.