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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Monday, 28 September 2015

Pakistan Day 09 : Karimabad - Besham



"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe..." - Robert W. Service


(At the confluence of three rivers)

Day 09: Thursday, 17 September 2015
Route: Karimabad – Besham
Distance: 418 Km
Hotel: PTDC Motel


We had breakfast before we checked out and on our way to Besham.

(A writing on the wall of a madrasah)
(A simple sentry point)
(Our escort coming out of his hiding place)

On the way, we stopped at the confluence of Gilgit and Indus rivers and three mountains junction view-points again to have a better view this time.

(A view point of the rivers and mountain ranges)
(A better view high up)
(Where three rivers meet)

(Our coaster and Omar, the driver)
(A common scene, a jeep full of passengers)
(Tourist buses heading towards south)

We were early when we arrived at Shangrila Riverside Resort in Chilas to have lunch. This resort is built on the edge of Indus River with very peaceful and calm atmosphere. This area will one day be under water because of the construction of a Dam. We performed our prayers there and were on our way again passing the site for the Diamer Bhasha Dam Project.

(A tranquil Riverside Resort)
(The view of the Indus River)
(An intricate doorway leading to prayer area) 
(The dam site, work in progress)
(The area to be evacuated and flooded)

We stopped at the same restaurant in Dassu for toilet break and a cup of hot milk tea and roti. And the opportunity to straightened our backs.

(Taking a much needed rest)
(A break to our Police escort too)
(Boys relaxing on a rock next to the mighty Indus)

All the way we napped on and off while Omar drove patiently and carefully along the steep treacherous mountain terrain.

(Road signages on the Karaoram Highway)

We arrived Besham safely late at night and have a hot meal before we retired to our room. We had arranged for a very early wake-up call tomorrow morning. Tonight we washed some dirty cloths and air dried them under the fan.

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