**Initial plan was to take family’s car but due to unavailability at the eleventh hour, we left for Faizabad at 9.00 AM to take a ride till Rawlakot. There wasn’t any coach or coaster available from Faizabad so we had to take one from Pir Wadhai.
Private Car drivers at Faizabad flocked at me, to take us to Rawlakot. Finally negotiated with a guy to drop us a Rawlakot in 4000. Settled in his Mehran and left Faizabad nearly 10.00 AM.*
*Driver Mian Tariq with dark grey Mehran looked like a reasonable guy from Faisalabad and we felt comfortable but he later turned out to be a cheater. I was surprised to hear that he was frequently driving to Muzaffarabad and Bagh but never drove to Rawlakot. That was his game. *
I told him to take Kahuta, Azad pattan road but he chose Murree expressway, Kohala route which was way longer saying that this road is in good condition and I frequently drive through this so its better.
Anyways, it was a pleasant day in Islamabad and cool winds greeted us on Murree expressway.