Rome, Christmas 2015. There was something about this guy that caught my eye, the way he was playing, I envy the contentment and joy of people (in a good way) when they are doing what they love, it’s on their face, Yet i do wonder what is hidden behind those eyes.
Our journey of trying to conceive has been 9 years long and its still going strong, with a number of IUI’s, potential IVF twice (long story) and then excepting life as it is. And then after three years, we are actually down that road again. The urge for a baby was gone, we traveled, had fun, did things, experienced life and was actually happy and did actually think we can live like this but why do i find ourselves going back to the Clinic again and long lists of tests again. Whyyyyy?????
Sunrise in Amboseli Kenya
For all the elephant lovers, Amboseli is a must on the bucket list, would love to go go back. I have a friend whose husband just got posted to Kenya, and all i could think was all the safaris she will get to do *BIG WIDE SMILE*. Someone once got irritated by my attitude and said it not always all play and no work, i say we can make work all play too, its depends on the attitude. and i like to keep my attitude positive and playful 😛
Coming back from our last trip to Kruger National park, one of our final sunsets in South Africa. We were in South Africa for 6 months and had the most terrific time there, a must place for all the adventure-seekers!
Sunset on the river Nile in Cairo
One of the my last sunsets in Cairo, a place i called home for the last 7 years, Thou Shalt be missed.
Its Almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream
Capetown one of the most beautiful city i have ever been to
After an absence of 6 months, i am back. We finally moved but we moved back home Pakistan, I am home but still not home, as home is Islamabad and this is Karachi. Between home and Karachi its 1 and a half hour flight, so technically speaking this place is still new to me. Thank God the language issue faced in Cairo has been resolved, i can get my work done easily here, but then again that was the best part in being an expat.
When we decided to move back, i actually thought it would be the easiest thing to do, i mean how difficult would it be to move back home. But honestly i think its more difficult then an expat move. When we move back home we expect everything to be as it is, as we left it years ago, but we are so wrong. My friend sent me an article on repatriating and a sentence from that article has stuck with me since ‘you’v changed and things back home have changed’. It is so true and i am trying my best to deal with it, even things at my parents have changed, they have grown old 😦 .
Best thing about being an expat is we belong to a tribe young or old, big or small, people who’v been around the world, there is so much to talk about and tell each other, the cultural experiences. But back home we are 1 the same, among an ocean of people, Everyone is just too busy to sit and listen.
So in a bid to settle in and to soothe our wanderlust, we have decided to explore this new city and also our own country. The northern mountainous areas of Pakistan are beautilful. In the meantime i am setting up our apartment and trying to organize the thousands of photos have taken past 8 years :).