Taxila is about 45 minutes from Islamabad and a group of us headed out there yesterday morning. It was great to finally feel like I was actually in Pakistan, and not the sanitised bubble that is Islamabad. I particularly enjoyed watching all the pimped out trucks on the roads; they truly are works of art.
It was a lovely day out in the fresh air, with a cool breeze blowing and wonderful views of hills and country side. The archaelogical sites we visited were UNESCO World Heritage Sites but they haven't been maintained or preserved very well. It was interesting to learn a bit more about the history of the region, and about all of the conquering forces to have come through.