Lahore life

Lahore is colourful, laud, and clean (comparing to Delhi). It is a beautiful city, with old buildings made from red brick, parks and bazaars.

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The canal is going across the town. During many hot summer days young bouys are having a bath in the canal. In India canals and rivers inside the cities were full of rubbish and dirt, but the one in Lahore is almost perfectly clean, except the colour of water which is still muddy brownish. City is full of shops with newest western fashion, but it is Pakistani fashion that catches your eye.

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If you have money you can try any food you like. Restaurants have a huge menu and there is so many of them. However , there is NO ALCOHOL. For me, coming from Poland it was very hard to understand. There was a big dissapointment every time when I saw a beer in a restaurant menu, and then noticed the letter below ‘non alcoholic’.

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There is an amazing Mosque looking over a Diamond district, next to the Old Fort. Old fort in Lahore looks very much like Old Fort in Agra and Delhi, being example of the same Mughal art.

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People are more modern than I expected. Girls are emancipated, although most of them preffers to stick to their Pakistani clothes and traditions. A lot of the young girsls are students, they have boyfiends and they wear T- shirts and skinny jeans. Those who live in their own appartments, can live their lives however they want to, but it is still not so popular to go out alone as a girl. It looks a bit like an illusionary freedom, because all these modern girls spend most of their times in their appartments and when they cannot find a job after their univesity or don’t have the money to live on their own, they would come back to their hometowm, leave their boyfriends and their life full of freedom and marry  a man their family chose for them. After that they become traditional housewifes and mothers, forgetting about the different life dream they maybe once had.

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