Thursday, February 15, 2007

Back from Pakistan, a short trip home first...

Wow, is it great to be back home in Daegu. For a short while..

It's hard to describe a world-wind 10 day trip in Pakistan that I've just come back from, with dirty roads still in my lungs, polluted motorbikes and cars racing in my mind, and Ahsan's 30+ family members' smiles still flashing in my point of view. It was an incredible but short lived trip that interestingly enough, I've never felt more excited to come home than any other trip that I've taken, anywhere...

Maybe it was the Berka and head scarf that I wore everyday, not being able to wander outside alone, or the stomache problems I endured for nearly a week, accompanied with the eggs and peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches I was tired of eating because my stomach couldn't handle anything else (like the delicious curry dishes or masala, or sweets that Ahsan was able to eat, a little..) My world has totally changed from this trip, and I feel totally blessed to have what I have, the freedom I had so easily taken for granted, the clean water and smooth, paved roads I used everyday...

It's so amazing how narrow-minded we think when we have tunnel vision. I stepped outside of my little box and immediately wanted to step right back in! God, it's good to be home.

Check back for more updates and pictures. The 600+ photos I took in Paki should be uploaded on Flikr before I head off to the States.

~ Chelsea
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