Heading Back to Kabul

Oct 22, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  2 Comments

Today is my 11th day here in Bamyan. It’s 8:35 in the morn­ing and a beau­ti­ful day here. I have packed every­thing and sit­ting on my bed in my hotel room. I am leav­ing for the air­port in half an hour. When my col­league and I were com­ing to Bamyan we booked round trip tick­ets with Part­ners in Avi­a­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy (Pactec). They have flight to Bamyan on Sun­days and Wednes­days. The prob­lem is that I am going to par­tic­i­pate in an inno­va­tion lab in Islam­abad, Pak­istan. After I bought the round trip tick­ets for fly­ing back to Kabul on the 26th, I found out that my flight to Islam­abd is on the 24th from Kabul Inter­na­tional Air­port. I tried to change my flight with Pactec to Sun­day the 24th but I couldn’t do so. Then I met this lady from the Provin­cial Recon­struc­tion Team (PRT) here in Bamyan and she said that I show up at the airstrip today in about 30 min­utes to see if she could get my on an Embassy Air flight. It’s a funny way of fly­ing some­where. When I go to the dirt air­port of Bamyan, I need to talk to the pilot and tell him about my prob­lem and then they’ll decide whether I can get on it or not. I know it’s funny but if I get it it’ll be my first time in a heli­copter. If couldn’t get on this Embassy Air then I will have to take the dan­ger­ous road tomor­row to make it to my Islam­abad Inno­va­tion Lab on the flight the fol­low­ing day. Now I need to ask the hotel man­ager if I can bum a ride to the air­port which about 10 min­utes from my hotel. I hope I get on the heli­copter flight today. :)

  • http://twitter.com/shobz Shoaib Taimur

    Good luck. I hope u made it back safely. 

  • Anony­mous

    So did it work out?   Also, when you get back to JBad, can you tell us more about this: http://www.rawa.org/temp/runews/2011/10/16/2-girls-schools-set-on-fire-in-nangarhar.html