Sunday, October 26, 2008

We are coming home

We arrived in london today around 1245. We have a layover here for a night and will stay with our friend Georgina again.
We had some difficulty getting our flight out of Islamabad. Our original take-off date from Pakistan was on the 24th, but when we arrived at the airport, are tickets were no good. Everyone relax, it had nothing to do with terrorism, safety, etc. It more revolved around the fact that we were in a 3rd world country and the airline computer system failed to work preventing them from confirming our flights.
So, all is good now and will head back to Denver tomorrow and be there by the evening.
We have such a wonderful time and are so thankful for the month we've spent abroad.

Friday, October 24, 2008

We are safe!!!!

Hello dearest friends and family,

First of all, we are safe! No need to worry. We have been without intenet and cell for the past week. Ended up going from Hunza straight to Lahore.
Lahore is a very touristy city with lots of history, shopping, and eating.
Not much time to write, but as it stands, we will be heading back to England on oct. 26 for the night and then arrive in the states on Oct. 27.

We have had so much fun in Pakistan and are already talking about the next time we are able to visit!
Much love,
Mel and Greg

Thursday, October 16, 2008


We're off to Gilgit and the Hunza Valley. Caught a bus so wish us luck. We'll be back on Tuesday and fill you all in!

Fun in Pakistan

We made it!!!! We arrived in Islamabad on Monday apx. 11pm (Islamabad time). Ended up staying the night at a hotel in the outskirts of the city.
On tuesday, we did some shoping to be outfitted appropriatley. Greg has been quite impressed with the shalwar cemise(dress) of Pakistan, so do not be surprised if he carriers over this style of dressing into the US. Mel has had a great time picking out clothe with Hannah and going to the tailor to have her shalwar camise custom made. Clothes fit wonderful after having them custom made!
Greg and Brandon have been with a nomadic family for the past day and spent their night tending to the sheep and goats. Greg looks quite natural at being a shepard and tending the flock. Maybe he has a future in it.
We've been getting a taste of what it's like to live a Pakistani life. It's different for sure and would take some time to adjust, especially as a woman. We definatley have a deeper appreciation of what Hannah and Brandon have commited themselves to.
We are heading up to the Hunza Valley tomorrow, hopefully by plane. If we end up taking a bus, it could take up to 24 hours! It's not that the distance is that long, it's more because the roads are so bad. Imagine what that bus ride would be like!
Until next time,
love mel and greg

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sorry for the delay

Sorry everyone. We've been having a hard time with our blog and have not been able to edit it over the past few days.
But here you go:
Greg and I have were definately charmed by Oxford. We loved the town and the sunshine for the past 3 days. Rented bikes yesterday and rode around the outskirts of town as well into the countryside. For sure the highlight of our Oxford expierence.
The colleges were beautiful and we toured Christ Church, which is the oldest of Oxford U. colleges.
Today, we're in Slough. Not much to look at in this town, but it's cheaper then staying in Eton. Eton is near Windsor, which we will go and tour Windsor castle today.

Oh, by the way, we're heading to Pakistan on Sunday!!!!! Super excited!!! We feel very much at peace with our decision.Love, Greg and Mel

Monday, October 6, 2008


We have had a lovely time in Tavistock. We went to Fowey on Saturday to walk along the coastline. The weather has been cold and rainy, so it prevented us from staying at the family's caravan as previously planned. Sunday, we hiked through Dartmoor and the moors. Again rainy, cold and wet, but we atleast had the whole English expierence that way.
Monday, we rode horses through Dartmoor. We had fun with the English style riding, but hoepfully we did not look too bad.

much love, Greg and Mel

Thursday, October 2, 2008


We've made it to London! Beyond exhaustion from not sleeping for 36 hours, but here!