Lichees on sale on KKH Abbottabad From Abbottabad I was determined to cycle to Islamabad (110 km) in one day. It was a very hot day with temperatures going well above 40°C. Lichees (lychee) on sale. 200 Rupees/kg.
Don’t tell me if you are a traveling insect and Pakistan is not in your bucket list. How is this possible? Pakistan is one of the most sensational places to hang your hat in, indubitably. Hospitable people, rich culture, tantalizing street food, lush green forests, picturesque snow-capped Mountains and so on. That’s what Pakistan is all about.
I had a wish to witness autumn colors for a long time and on Dec 1st, I decided to visit Abbottabad and Galiyat. It was a 12th Rabi' al-awwal evening and the country was celebrating the birthday of the Islamic prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The plan was to leave late night and experience the sunrise on Karakorum Highway.
"Why not I take the Nathiagali road to reach Islamabad?" I thought, having a cup of tea in "Bhai Sweet & Hotel". The road would be more scenic filled with many interesting places like Donga Gali, Pipeline trek, Nathiagali and Muree. Unknowing the condition of the road I started off hesitantly.