10.17.2007

Maps

Pack up. I'm straight. Enough. Oh, say say say . . .

We're off to Pakistan tonight: Cybermom, Cyberdad, Li'l Baji, Gunnar, TP, ZP, and me. We'll hit up Heathrow where half the group will attempt to venture out into the city during out eight hour layover while the other half test out the lounges and/or Holidecks. I wonder if Data will be there! Cuz that would rule.

After a full day of flying, we'll arrive in Islamabad just in time for Jummah. Despite some dread that Benazir Bhutto may have been on our flight from the U.K. and thus subjecting us to untold security delays, it appears that she is flying into Karachi so in that small regard, I think we are safe.

Our itinerary is jam-packed with welcome parties in Isloo, a trip to Lahore, a trip to Murree, a trip to Taxila, and a wedding thrown in just for fun. Much to Gunnar's chagrin, we will not be attending the cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa because the location of the game has been moved from Islamabad's rickety stadium to Faisalabad's presumably sturdier one. Also nixed? The suggestion to check out Peshawar.

So, lads and lassies, wish us bon voyage and stay tuned for the travelogue. So long, sukkahs!

7 comments:

Anjum (barsaat) said...

good luck on the flight baji!! and have a beautiful trip insha'Allah :)

HijabMan said...

For the love of God, Baj, don't go anywhere near Bhutto.

Just heard about the (predictable) blasts...

Love
J

baj said...

thx, pirate crew! we are safe and sound in isloo and will be off to lahore on mon/tues. zp was the best baby on the flight - if only the same could be said for the rest. mmm... time for chai!

yasmine said...

baji me love! i miss you! (and i missed you! called your cell right when you were probably heading out to the airport. s'all good. you have a ramblingmonologuemessage waiting for you, when you get back!)

PS: start blogging about those travels already! hope you and yours are well and safe. and yeah, stay away from bhutto.

baj said...

yazooooo, me love! miss you too! i heard your message just as we were boarding the flight - i checked to make sure my cell was off and there was a message and i was all 'whaaaa?' i loved it and saved it to listen to it again - between you and 2scoops, your ramblingmonologues should be put on a cd compilation with intermittent songs courtesy of hijabman!

all are well and happy. got some shopping done in isloo, got some sightseeing done in lahore (much more polluted than i remember), and have cancelled the murree trip so we can sleep for more than two hours at a time. zp is amazingly well-behaved, masha'allah, and has accompanied us every where - including the village (bhurch and ladiyan) where he was a huge hit. more when i can - we are off to get henna'd up for the wedding tomorrow. :)

Crazed Teacher said...

mom and dad had it all planned to come to the dinna nana jee was plannign for yall but at the last minute i became seriously ill and they had to cancel and i am still ill though but thought would check if u had updated about any going ons in i town (isloo is so like ehmm hehehe) anyway hope u having fun tc .......... by the way which month r u in i mean is all that travelling advisable?
ushi

Abez said...

Oh, give lots of hugs to Ushi & Co for me! And bring back pics! I would love to hear how ZP is faring in Pakistanville, any pointers for when we finally, eventually take Khalid down for his intro to the homeland? :D