Olena Bordilovska from Ukraine has always dreamt of visiting Pakistan for its rich culture and historical places.
Eventually, she visited the country in May 2017 and abruptly fell in love with monuments.
To Olena, Pakistan always seemed exciting and mysterious, and Lahore Fort was one of the reasons for her visit to the country.
She tells that visiting the beautiful sites of Pakistan gave her a chance to get closer to the subcontinent’s culture.
Other than site seeing, Olena Bordilovska came to Pakistan for an official purpose for discussing and sharing things on external affairs, political situations, and challenges, Ukraine is facing.
The visit to Wagah Border came out to be another exciting experience for Olena as she loved the border’s ceremony much and regarded the tradition as spectacular and unique.
This spectacular Wagah Border ceremony tradition should be examined separately as a unique one,” Olena Bordilovska remarked while writing about a visit to Pakistan on Kyiv Post.
Badshahi Masjid also grabbed the Ukrainian lady’s attention, and the collections at the Lahore Museum immensely inspired her.
Ancient sites of Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Mughal miniatures and their historical stories left a profound mark on her.
Olena also cherished the moments while listening to Sindhi cultural music which she experienced in Karachi.
She also didn’t miss the chance of visiting the Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque and was utterly stunned by the Mosque’s beauty.
According to the Olena, the image of Pakistan is far more positive in Ukraine despite the news of terror attacks and fragile relations with India.
Ukrainian embassy in Pakistan facilitated for her trip, and during her week-long stay in Pakistan, she visited Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
She attended different seminars and went to universities, which further helped her explore and love the country.