Excitement – Enjoyment
Do you want to know how much time does it take to reach Scottsdale, Arizona from Peshawar, Pakistan? Then you are in the right place. I am writing about my journey from Peshawar to Scottsdale. I applied for the CCIP Scholarship last November. I luckily was selected for the program. I received my visa from US embassy in June. My journey started July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm from Peshawar. I was travelling with my friend Mr. Shafat Ullah who was also selected for the same program. I traveled to Islamabad International Airport. On our way to Islamabad we stayed at many spots, just to make our journey an awesome memory. I reached Islamabad Airport at 1:00 am. When I was walking through the boarding area, I was physically screened by security personnel. Then I waited in the departure lounge for the plane. It was raining and due to zero visibility, the flight was delayed. I got onto the plane at 5:00 am. The plane took off and moved into the clouds in just a few minutes. The plane was flying up in the air across the Arab sea. The plane landed at Abu Dhabi Airport at 6:00 a.m. local time.
When I reached Abu Dhabi airport, I received the message from Etihad Airways crew member that the flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles is cancelled. You are going to Chicago now in 14 hours. Then, I got to another plane to reach Chicago. It was a long flight. The Plane was flying in the air, we could see clouds below the plane. The air hostess came toward me to ask whether I needed something for breakfast or not. I said; not yet because I wanted to enjoy the horizon. There were many Pakistani travelers around me in the plane. I enjoyed talking to them. It was a very nice journey. After reaching Chicago, I took another flight and traveled to Phoenix, where I was warmly welcomed by the host Al Potter and coordinator Madam Megan O Young. Then I was accompanied by my host from the airport to Scottsdale by road, and I reached the host home safely. It was a 59-hour journey from Peshawar to Scottsdale. I enjoyed a lot, tasted new food which I had never tasted before, met some people from other countries and took photos with them.