Jochen is back again, back in good old Pakistan.
Not much changes in Pakistan just...
+ nice sunny wheather up to 36° and increasing, (don´t forget it is Spring time!!!),
+ new streets finished in Islamabad, (reducing definitely the traffic jams!!!),
- some bomb blasts once a while, (actually on a quite regular basis),
- all the foreign experts left from Pakistan, (except of Mark I., he will always come back),
~ Cricket, Cricket, Cricket,
...and so on, and so on, and so on...
Well, this time i am staying till beginning of April, so i will try to compensate my time and get as much as possible impressions for you. Some impressions you can find already in my latest photo gallery, see below.
Last weekend i have been visiting an exhibitons in Lahore for "alternative energy", short CNG. It wasn´t on purpose but since i wanted to visit Basant Festival, (spring opening), and see some kites in the air, Nicolas, (Argentinian Council, who wanted to join this exh.), and me decided to travel to Lahore to have a look on one of the most famous festivals in Pakistan. Unfortunetaly it was cancelled due to two bomb blasts last week in the middle of the town! Additionally we got informed that quite close to our homes in Islamabad another bomb explosion took place. Well, the story with the blasts is not getting really better but there are some good hints avoiding such actions, see as follow:
...Denish, (nothing against you Knud), & American citizens,
...then everything will be fine. ;-)
So, another thing of avoiding such situations is simply to stay at home and...
Indeed i am doing this and not too rare.
Like yesterday we had a great Indian/Pakistanian/Bangladeshi dinner!
Wahid, Bangladeshi citizen, and myself were the stars of the kitchen with some great support of our colleagues living in the same guesthouse. Since we were never cooking for more than four persons we were not really conscious about how much we really cooked. After a three hours cooking marathon we prepared some great meals for more than eight people! For information we were six of us ;-).
Thanks God Sikander and his family, (fam who takes care about the house), was hungry, too!!!
So next dinners are already planned.
Most important now the 23rd of March. A lot of people will think now of Easter Sunday, yes but it is also the National Holiday of Pakistan...so a lot of helicopters, fight jets, tanks, soldiers and NUKES! Hopefully i will be able to shoot some photos about this activity. People were telling me it is pretty huge and impressive what´s going on, let´s see.
So not to write too much ;-), i will stop now my report and say hello to the world!
See you soooon!