Getting to Skardu is probably the most tiring thing I did on the trip with the S-1 highway still under construction. Roadblocks after roadblocks, a mere 300 km took me almost 8 hours on a bus. The worst part is that I had to traverse back the same way to Islamabad for 33 hours straight as my flight got canceled (surprise?) resulting in me missing my next flight to Oman. Nonetheless, in the process, I made many new friends and got to see the Karakoram Highway again before leaving Pakistan. It seems the mountain didn't want me to leave!