Viewing: maggio, 2014

mag 30

maggio 30, 2014

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Truck in Pakistan: moving art- I camion del Pakistan: arte in movimento

Many trucks and buses in Pakistan are highly customized and decorated by their owners. These adorned vehicles are considered as moving art, or jingle art. Because of their unique decor style, these vehicles are quite distinct in layout from other trucks around the world Molti camion e autobus in Pakistan sono altamente personalizzati e decorati dai loro proprietari . Questi veicoli sono dei veri e propri quadri e sono considerati come arte in movimento e causa del loro stile decorativo,…

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mag 28

maggio 28, 2014

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Lahore: a look at the real Pakistan – Lahore : un’occhiatina al vero Pakistan

I spent a few days in the town of Lahore,  about 300 km from Islamabad which I travelled to by Daewoo bus with air conditioning and varied snacks, in about 4 hours at the laughably low price of about 11 euro (1500 RPK). Before leaving everyone told me that there I would find the true Pakistan both because Lahore had an important role in the history of Pakistan, being seen as the cultural capital, and also because it is one…

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mag 27

maggio 27, 2014

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This is Pakistan! – Questo è il Pakistan

A  favourite expression of many Pakistanis and ex-pats is; for better or for worse…. but mostly it is used in a negative sense…  W.Girl has heard it used on many occasions and for now “This is Pakistan” : L’espressione preferita da molti pakistani ed espatriati ė questa, nel bene e nel male …. ma viene utilizzata soprattutto in senso negativo… Wgirl l’ha sentita diverse volte e, per ora,  “This is Pakistan”: In the traffic: – a large vehicle always has…

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mag 23

maggio 23, 2014

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Pakistan Monument in Islamabad- Il Monumento del Pakistan ad Islamabad

The Pakistan Monument at Shakarparian in  Islamabad, is a national monument representing the nation’s four provinces and three territories. After a competition among many renowned architects, Arif Masood’s plan was selected for the final design. The blooming flower shape of the monument represents Pakistan’s progress as a rapidly developing country. The four main petals of the monument represent the four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh), while the three smaller petals represent the three territories (Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and the…

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mag 20

maggio 20, 2014

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Lake View and Birdpark in Islamabad

On a hot day i  decided to go for a walk  and enjoy the view and the breeze from the lake at  Lake View Park. Lake View Park  (also known as Rawal Lake View Point or Rawal Lake Promenade)  is a recreational area and wildlife park located near Rawal Lake, on Murree Road in Islamabad. (Wikipedia) Inside you can find the BirdPark and enjoy the birdwatching. Enjoy the day with me:) In una giornata afosa e coperta decido di fare…

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mag 19

maggio 19, 2014

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Peeling onions … Pelando le cipolle …

In front of a cappuccino in Islamabad W.Girl sits with Zed, her faithful guide…. – What’s up? – Nothing, I’m just thinking. – You’re strangely silent today. – I know Zed, I’m feeling a bit strange. – Strange? In what way? – Sluggish… – It’s as if up till now I’ve had to run and now that I’m finally able to slow down, I can’t seem to get used to the pace… – What’s changed? – It must be the…

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mag 14

maggio 14, 2014

mag 12

maggio 12, 2014

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Life in a Pakistani village:Nathia Galli -La vita in un villaggio pakistano: Nathia Galli

Most Pakistani people live in villages and in each of the Province these villagers maintain their customs and traditions. In all five Pakistani provinces, from the the plains of Punjab, where we find ourselves, to the mountains of the KPK, one can observe the differences in appearance, in the colours of, and in the culture of, the various villages which hold onto their folklore and various dialects. What is life like in one of these villages and what would my…

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mag 8

maggio 8, 2014

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Tourist for a day among the Pakistani hills: Murree – Turista per un giorno tra le colline del Pakistan : Murree

The village of Murree is situated aprox. 50 km from Islamabad. It cost me only 270 Pakistani rupees (about 2 euro) to get here by bus”daewoo” which offers an excellent service in Pakistan. The winding road offers some magnificent vantage points which little by little become ever more enchanting as we near our destination. Turista per un giorno tra le colline del Pakistan : Murree Il villaggio di Murree dista circa 50 km da Islamabad. Raggiungo la località per sole…

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mag 3

maggio 3, 2014

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Points of View – Punti di vista

While Wgirl is working on the computer, Nassi nicknamed ‘ThankGodYou’reHere’ is doing some household chores. -Madam? May I ask you something? – Certainly, tell me. -Is Madam Married? -No Nassi, I’m not married and please don’t call me Madam. -Ok, ok. – Has Madam children? – No, I don’t have children, I don’t even have a boyfriend. WGirl looks up to see Nassi with a great big warm smile spreading across her face. -Oooooh! Madam, I’m so proud of you!…

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