Thursday, 28 May 2009

Almost like vacation!

On our way to Askole by Jeep, we were held up a day due to a landslide. Parts of the road had been washed out and needed to be rebuilt before we could continue. This is normal for the season - it is still spring up here in the north east of Pakistan and very warm. So warm that for a minute you think you are on some sort of holiday. This feeling intensifies when we stop for meals and are invited into the main tent where our absolutely amazing chef Imran has prepared the most delicious dishes!

We have 90 carriers, each carrying 25 kilos. They do a great job in their plastic sandals. Makes me feel a bit stupid with real shoes and light back pack…