The second part of our journey starts.
I'm sitting in my kitchen today, looking back on our trip after being at home for a few weeks. Personally speaking, it took Cheryl and I almost two weeks to get over the jet lag, including sleep and getting our digestive systems back into North American time! We were waking up at early hours that … Continue reading A Few Weeks Out – Thoughts…
On Tuesday, the whole family was beat after the party and still suffering from jetlag.. Many of us slept in as late as noon local time. Which apparently is good, because pretty much nothing starts before 11 or noon for most places in Karachi. Schools for kids, obviously start earlier, and for some of the … Continue reading Tuesday – Sleeping In Day then Milad Day.
As I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, I carry a CPAP machine with me when I travel. Up until now, I've been packing my big home CPAP and lugging it around as well as always having to source distilled water to use in the CPAP humidifier. Travel CPAP For … Continue reading Traveling with a CPAP
We arrived Wednesday night back home in Toronto, landing about 2000, right on scehudle. The flight was like a long night as we chased the sunset west as we fly. The flight was about 8 hours long as we were heading into headwinds. One nice thing was the inflight information system that allowed us to … Continue reading Back In T.O.
Got up about 730. Ugh. It was not an auspicious end to our PK adventure. The Club had another big wedding Sunday night and it provided us with non stop Muzak at high volume until 1230 at night. It was a big fancy party in the same garden as our wedding and it was much … Continue reading Travel to LHR Day
Ayesha and Sean’s wedding week is finally over! Saturday night, there was a huge party with hundred’s of guests, all there to honour the bride and groom but Sunday was indeed a day of rest. The guests have all gone home and we had a good night sleep after a week of parties, late dinners … Continue reading Day before Leaving Day
Thursday - Relative Rest Day. Wedding preparations are full on. Today, the bride and groom need to get the marriage contract papers. This is important as marriage is a contract under Islam and is not official until signed. The bride has to explicitly agree to the wedding and the marriages papers are needed to have … Continue reading Thursday – Relative Rest Day
In Islam, a marriage is a legal contract between two people, and both the bride and the groom must consent to the marriage of their own free will. They sign a formal, legally binding contract, outlining the rights and responsibilities of both the bride and the groom. After a long day, the families are hanging … Continue reading Friday – Nikah
The serious wedding preparations are now underway. We had another late morning, sleeping in 'till about 1000. In a traditional Pakistani wedding, we found out, the ceremonies last for a week with a number of events mostly oriented towards the ladies. There are family parties as well as specific, requisite events that have been arranged … Continue reading Wednesday – Golf And Dholki!
Getting up, Tuesday morning PK time. We had a marvelous day Monday. Got up after a solid 8 hours of sleep and tried our first Club breakfasts. We are staying in a exclusive Club, and have a suite of rooms for each family. After breakfast, we had a walk around the gardens and got a … Continue reading Monday- First Party in Pakistan