Saying goodbye is always hard. And even more so when you’re not sure when you’ll be back. Somehow friends become family quickly in a foreign place, and leaving them feels like saying farewell to your brothers and cousins. Leaving friends makes leaving a country for home much more difficult. As Shakespeare wrote: “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”
Goodnight, dear Islamabad, and farewell, dear friends.