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Eva Zu Bek Just Declared Her Favorite City In Pakistan And Many Were Left Unhappy

Eva is a travel blogger, who has roamed almost 44 countries till now. There are not many female bloggers around, let alone being this free-spirited and full of life.

Eva when she came to Pakistan after visiting China and Mongolia. She was instantly everywhere on Pakistani Instagram newsfeed.

Many people loved her this post, where she’s standing on a dhabba and thought that why there are not many women seen around dhabas!

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Dhabas, or roadside food stalls, are practically a symbol of Pakistan’s public culture. They may be basic and shabby, but always come with a ton of charm. . Now, the one thing that interests me about dhabas is how welcoming they are to women? And I’m not just talking about foreigners like myself, who often enjoy the luxury of easy access to many activities. I’m talking about all women, including Pakistanis. . Because I know that as a woman, if I go to a dhaba anywhere in the country, chances are I will be the only one there. It’s undeniable that most of them are frequented only by men. . Why is that? Do you know of any female-friendly dhabas? Or do you, as a woman, eat at dhabas? . 📸 by @thesalmanalam

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She’s soulful when it comes to nature and energetic when it comes to adventure!

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When you open your heart to the universe, the universe opens its heart to you. I’m a firm believer in this rule as I travel across different lands, cultures and people. 🌙 Opening your heart may mean smiling at a stranger hunched over in the back of a cafe. It may mean telling your story and hearing that of the other person. Or, quite simply, admiring someone’s homeland with open eyes and an open mind. And every time I’ve opened my heart, my eyes, my mind, I’ve been rewarded with friendship, with kindness, with love. In every single country I’ve travelled to, whenever I let myself slide into simple yet profound appreciation, I began to see so much more. I began to see the things that a passer-by may not see, began to embrace that culture for what it is, with all its imperfections. I stopped judging. But the country where I’ve felt this the most has been Pakistan. 🇵🇰 On my first visit here, I knew I had to let go of all preconceptions as soon as I arrived. This wasn’t the country I’d been told about by western media. This was a country of profound emotion, profound struggle, profound beauty. And I opened my heart to it. Then, Pakistan opened its heart to me. Because when you open your heart to the universe, the universe opens its heart to you. Being back feels like being home. . . . #letsgotopakistan #creative_pakistan #dawndotcom #seepakistan #islamabad #igpk #travelpeacefulpakistan #travelbeautifulpakistan #exploringbeautifulpakistan #ig_pakistan #storiesofpakistan #picturepakistan #pakistan_amazing #st_ofpakistan #seepakistan #girlsthatwander #girldiscoverers #travelgram #dawndotcom #islamabaddiaries #islamabadgram

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Eva merges into the cultures of various ethnicities and cultures and she feels like an outsider

Be Lahore, Swat or Islamabad she went to almost every city. Sometimes; traveling to for hours on a road trip for a worthwhile destination

After having it all, she finally spoke about her favorite city in Pakistan. Yes, you thought that right. It was Karachi!

“They said Karachi would be dangerous. Polluted. Congested.
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But they also said it would be intense. Vibrant. Ceaseless, and addictive.
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For the last two days, I’ve been walking around this incredible city with my mouth agape – like in this photo. Every corner draws me in, every pile of spices sends my senses running, every street is an endless treasure trove.
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And yes, Karachi is everything that everyone described, but it’s also so much more. You can lose yourself in Karachi and never find your way back. You can give your heart to the city and fall for eternity. You can breathe in the air and, with it, all of the pain, pleasure, beauty and terror that dwells within. In Karachi, you can see deep into the soul of something much bigger than what you’ve ever known before.
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I am convinced, one of these tiny flats in Karachi must be home to the soul of humanity.”

A city which is dangerously beautiful

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They said Karachi would be dangerous. Polluted. Congested. . But they also said it would be intense. Vibrant. Ceaseless, and addictive. . For the last two days, I’ve been walking around this incredible city with my mouth agape – like in this photo. Every corner draws me in, every pile of spices sends my senses running, every street is an endless treasure trove. . And yes, Karachi is everything that everyone described, but it’s also so much more. You can lose yourself in Karachi and never find your way back. You can give your heart to the city and fall for eternity. You can breathe in the air and, with it, all of the pain, pleasure, beauty and terror that dwells within. In Karachi, you can see deep into the soul of something much bigger than what you’ve ever known before. . I am convinced, one of these tiny flats in Karachi must be home to the soul of humanity. . 📸 by @iarslanakbar with PIA / MindComms

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Anyone who comes to Karachi once will always crave it again

“Wow. Karachi, you killed me today! It’s been one of the most intense days in recent memory.
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Early morning flight, followed by a whole-day shoot with @Pakistanintairlines for an upcoming project, which I’m excited to share with you soon. I’ve been running around, trying to capture as much of this vibrant city as possible.
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Now, I’ll take my time to relax in the kind of venue I never thought existed in Pakistan. The terrace is on the water. The lights are bright and orange, the sea blue, and the waves dance just by your feet. It’s all romantic to a fault – you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the Italian coast.
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Can’t wait to share more of Karachi with you soon
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by Arslan @iarslanakbar”

The sea and its vastness

Empress it is. This city is the most versatile of all. There are few cities like Karachi, but no one like Karachi!

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Empress Market had me charmed. As soon as I stepped through its majestic gate, it seemed that time stopped. . The atmosphere inside is dim, and everything is bathed in a red hue – maybe from the ceiling curtains that block off the scorching sun, or maybe from the piles of fresh chillies lining the sides of the market. Everywhere, echoes of conversation, the shuffling of wares, sometimes a goat bleating in a distant corner. All of it, as if through a smokey filter. . To the left, stalls stacked high with shoes, vegetables, bottles filled with strangely coloured liquids. Ahead, a corridor leading deep into the heart of the market. To the right, an entrance into a dark hall, a sharp raw smell, flashes of red meat hanging from metal rods. . Things are moving all around you, people go about their business without paying attention to you – women carrying heavy bags, boys with no care in the world, men looking to cut a deal. All these souls, hustling and hurrying, in a place where time stands still. . Follow my adventure in this buzzing market and other spots in Karachi in my upcoming vlog with @PakistanIntAirlines. Coming in just 2 days… 🙏 . 📸 by @iarslanakbar with PIA

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She shared her experience of when she was to come to Pakistan.

“With its intensity, energy and diversity, Karachi is probably my favourite city in Pakistan. And the thing I love the most about it is the food – especially street food in places like Burns Road and Boat Basin. Go there at night to experience the atmosphere to the fullest.”

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