Saturday, April 5, 2008

Pakistan Day 1

Travel from Indianapolis to Islamabad was actually uneventful, except for being long...(1 hour to Minneapolis, 8 hours to London, a 6 hour layover in Heathrow...sigh...and 8 hours to Islamabad.

It is startling cool in Islamabad (50s this morning when I arrived). My travel for the airport to the Serena Hotel was also uneventful. Not much to report about any part of Pakistan yet...

I am going to take a nap now, then maybe catch a workout and look around the hotel.

My meetings begin tomorrow.

Side note - Security is a concern here, as you might expect. When you arrive at the hotel in a taxi (selected by the Serena) you are stopped at an outer security barrier. There guards search the taxi, under the hood and in the trunk and then they transfer you (bags and all) to another car (based at the Serena) for the 100 meter final trip to the front of the hotel, where you and your bags go through security...again...quite impressive...

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