When in Karachi, one can always expect the unexpected, and mostly at the wrong moment! Same happened when I called the radio-cab for the airport drop, after completing all the packing and last moment double checks. The guy on the other side of the telephone sarcastically suggested me to turn-on the TV as that I was pretending innocent! Believe me, I was totally unaware of the bizarre petrol-pump strike in the city and it was after watching those live TV reporters from various nooks of the city that I realized why the cab guy was so skeptical of me!
How we managed to make it to the airport just-in-time is another story, and I am sure evryone has their own when it comes to making it to the airport at the eleventh hour!
From a Rose Comes a Thorn
Then came the only boring part of the trip, i.e. airport security: from luggage screening to checking-in to immigration queue to waiting in the boarding lounge; it was such a nuisance which we had to go through at-least 5 more times in the coming days, argh! But then, there is no choice either!
|Hey Captain! Speed up!!|
|Too tired after a long day!|
|Who says that I am afraid of monsters?|
|I enjoy the bus ride too!|
|Mama! Can you find the baby elephant?|
After the trip, we feel really satisfied! It was more fun than what we expected! She adapted to conditions well, enjoyed and learnt from new happenings every day, and always brought opportunities for us to communicate with people around! At times, she felt fed up sitting in the stroller, so we had to resort to the body carrier, which was not easy for longer periods. Conversely, we got priority and privileges especially at airports and public places.