Assistant mechanic 

The beginning of the photo shoot

The beginning of the photo shoot

Once again I am spending the day watching Dean work on betsy. While it gets pretty boring handing him tools and finding nuts and bolts that he’s misplaced, it’s a good opportunity to catch up on some blog/reading and this week, watching prince clips… Over and over again 😢. Usually I would spend the day walking around shops or doing yoga but I feel these options are limited in Islamabad!

Dean with his new friends

Dean with his new friends

Islamabad is where we are and it is a beautiful modern clean city which feels a lot like home. We later discovered that the city was designed based on Canberra – it’s a very nice break to the conjested dusty dirty city’s we have become accustomed to!

Lahore was a lot of fun and took us both by suprise. We’d heard that people were friendly but nobody warned us how many photos would be taken of us! Wow! I thought I’d perfected my fake smile really well by the end of the weekend but upon looking at some of those photos now it is very funny to see the looks on our faces – a mixture of shock and amusement! The photos started both days at around 6am!

Some shy villagers

Some shy villagers

The guys that looked after us were a lovely group of people and a couple of them took it upon themselves to be my personal security. One in particular also became my wardrobe assistant as it was apparent that I didn’t know how much I needed to cover up my body…. It’s never been my strong point…. 😁

Dean with a very  important new friend

Dean with a very important new friend

Last night we arrived in Islamabad and were invited to have dinner at another of the MAP guys house which was really nice. Again, we have been welcomed warmly, looked after like family and an agenda designed for us to make the most of our time here. I think we are being taken on a trip over the weekend and then Dean and I will continue north into the mountains 😊

Blog done, book read and phone battery at 4%…. Now I’m bored…

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