Regal life in Islamabad, then meeting Patras John in Lahore: the priest who chased a daemon out of a possessed woman

 

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At the house of the priest Patras John (the guy behind Mr. Shushtari)

25.05

This is the second time in three weeks when we have access to hot water. We can wash our clothes. We don’t need to sleep with our jackets because it is warm. For dinner we have thousands of fruits, Nutella, mango jam and many other things. On top of all this our host lives right next to the embassy and lends us his driver.

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Last moments in Karakorum region and the most extreme and exhausting 30-hour bus ride ever

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On the Road

22.05

Today is our last day in the mountains. Tomorrow we start the 30-hour journey to the capital of Pakistan. I don’t want to even fathom how we will survive traveling on the mega broken roads and the hair-pin bends. After that we plan to go to Lahore – one of the 3 most important cities of Pakistan. It is situated near the border with India.

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Improbability events with Islamabad’s city transport and other adventures

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People dance in the forest out of pure joy

29.04

We wake up ready for a day full of improbable events and incredible people. How is it possible to travel only three weeks and live thorough millions of things that usually a person experiences for a year? We feel like living in a magical fairy-tale.

In this mood we rush to issue visas for India. First we hop on a mini-bus to the centre of Rawalpindi and from there to catch another mini-bus to Islamabad. Alas finding transport from Rawalpindi to Islamabad resulted to be not an easy task. We ask some people for directions but part of them don’t know and the other part tell us it’s behind the corner. When we reach the said corner and ask other people, they tell us to go back to where we just came from.

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Decadent luxury, first steps in Islamabad and riding a taxi that runs out of gasoline in the middle of the road

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Faisal Mosque, islamabad

25.04 & 26.04

We spend the next few days in a relaxed manner – mostly staying at home and rarely going out. We visited the traditional artisan bazaar which is in a big decline, but we saw some interesting artifacts such as lamp made of camel skin and jewelry made of camel bone. Mainly these two days we visit people’s houses that have their own relaxed style which we named decadent luxury.

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