lmmima If the Kasbah is known by its breathtaking view, it is less known for having the great Abdelkrim Al Khattabi imprisoned between its walls. Abd El Krim is a historical riffan icon of the northern Resistance against spanish colonialism in Morocco. I can easily imagine the Kasbah singing resistance poems while he was there, trying to keep his faith in freedom unwavering : "Oebeddekrim a y aryaz n y aryazen, war itegged idurar, war t’ qepparen ayraden" (Abdelkrim, the hero of heroes, he fears nothing, nor mountains, nor lions...) #morocco #chefchaouen #visiterlafrique
#chaouen #thecompletepoemisawesomeillshareitonmyblog
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lmmima Applying Murad Osman's concept "Follow me to" to Chaouen's cats bc why not.

#chefchaouen #morocco #chaouen #visiterlafrique #followmeto
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lmmima You can almost hear the doors murmur what 600 years of history have told them, breathing through their locks : " This city was a fortress defending the North against portuguese invasions, Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista of the Andalus, but we like your backpack too"

#chefchaouen #morocco #visiterlafrique #chaouen #morocco #visiterlafrique #historywithlmmima
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lmmima The gigantic difference between last monday and this monday is killing me. Last monday : starting my day with this breakfast and wandering all day long in the blue streets of Chaouen.
Today : 3 hours of sleep, skipped breakfast bc I was late and ended up having a shitty one at the local café- how miserable- and closed this day with a financial analysis exam and a tiresome law class.
This delicious jebli breakfast is from Abderrahim Edjebli ( the owner, a friendly and helpful mountain man, who insisted, when he saw us photographing the food, on having his picture taken, saying: " tell them, tell them you had it here, at Abderrahim Edjebli!") (and that I lost bc micro-card gone *cries*).
(THIS MINT TEA IS THE BEST MINT TEA I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE -and god knows how much mint tea I drink in a day-).
#chefchaouen #yourockabderrahim #morocco #visiterlafrique
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lmmima This morning, 33 people died in an accident between a bus and a petrol tanker. 33 people, including 21 children, aged between 8 and 14 years old. They were heading back to their home, Laayoun, a city in the south of Morocco, from the national games of sports in Bouznika. 21 children, 21 families who won't buy that cake anymore, cook that favourite dish anymore or play that game anymore. My heart aches deeply to this terrible loss and I cannot post any "happy" picture for now.
#TanTan #7naTanTan #prayforTanTan #nationalmourning
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lmmima How to totally and absoluetly break down in 5 steps :
1) Go to Chaouen
2) Enter the Kasbah
3) Get to the top of the Kasbah
4) Look around you
5) Collapse in awe bc you can't handle the rushing love you feel for this place.

#icant #ijustcant #morocco #VSCOcam #vscomorocco #chefchaouen #visiterlafrique
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lmmima Hi, if you live in Chaouen and heard knocking in your door, but when you opened it, there was nobody there, please allow me to inform you that my friend was the one knocking in all the doors of the medina and running away. That brat.
#morocco #vscomorocco #chefchaouen #thetroublemaker #IOmorocco
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lmmima So I fixed my camera before going to Chaouen, bought a 4GO micro card, took loads of photos and lost everything on the way. I have tried all the possible existing ways (PC Smart Recovery doesn't work and Recuva didn't help *cries*), nothing. I guess I have no other choice but to stick to my phone pictures.
#imageinconnue #gallik #vdm
#vscomorocco #VSCOcam #chefchaouen #morocco #IOmorocco
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lmmima Goodbye Chefchaouen, it was lovely meeting you. I would love to stay, but I have midterms to study for.
IGers, get ready for the coming photographic tsunami.
#vscomorocco #VSCOcam #morocco #IOmorocco
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  •   yalahwy THIS IS SO BEAUTIFULLLLLL I NEED TO GO THEREEEE HALAN ! 2w
  •   lmmima @yalahwy OMG YES THE PLACE IS SO BEAUTIFUL I CRIED INSIDE YOU HAVE TO COME VISIT! 2w
  •   m0unib I've never been there, wish to visit it someday! 2w
  •   lmmima @m0unib the road is quite tricky but totally worth it ! This town is a must-see! 1w
  •   m0unib Inshallah 1w

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lmmima Breakfast for champions :
Churros, Sfenj chaouni, Mhencha, Jben Arabi and eggs with olive oil.
If you come to Chaouen, make sure you try the Jben Arabi ( goat cheese of the North, the best one), Churros and Sfenj (donuts), you'll thank me later.

#vscomorocco #visiterlafrique #morocco #chefchaouen #blamethefoodie
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lmmima I'm so exhausted I can't even write a respectable caption.
#morocco
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lmmima Tomorrow is the first day of spring break, and I have just finished packing for my next northern visit. I am so excited because, unlike the solo jump to Tangier, this time I'm going with my girls! Can you guess to where? Clue : it is a mysterious riffan fortress of the 15th century.

#VSCOcam #vscomorocco #tangier #morocco #IOmorocco
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  •   imanemajid When I come back to Agadir, plan a visit to it. And you are welcome to my house! 2w
  •   yalahwy ohhh i'm so excited for you ! have fun and take gajilions of pictures ! 2w
  •   lmmima @imanemajid sure thinggg! I will come back to Agadir this June, if you are there I'll be happy to meet you :D (and if you come to Casa or Rabat, let me knoow) 2w
  •   lmmima @yalahwy thank youuu! I'll definitely do :D 2w

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lmmima 5 songs I have been listening to in Tangier :
1) Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene - Hozier
2) Take Shelter - Years and Years
3) Beggin for Thread - Banks
4) Paris - Magic Man
5) Bad Habit - The Kooks.
(does anyone here play SimCity? I need city friends) (I hear you laughing))
#VSCOcam #vscomorocco #tangier #morocco #IOmorocco
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lmmima Tingis the untameable. Part 4.

And she became great. Her thoughts were philosphy, her words music and she looked like art. Having been close to the kings and emperors of beyond the Mare Nostrum, her visionnary advices in politics and commerce were precious to the Ghomaras, a sub-tribe of the powerful Masmuda, who made her Queen. Tingis became so great that the winds carried her reputation to beyond Sinai, arriving to the future ruler of Andalus, Omeyya. Considering Tingis as a strategic and highly important ally to conquer Andalus- and later, Marrakech-, he sent his Right Hand (in 705 AC), Mussayr, to present his request.
#Tangiertheuntameable #tangier #historywithlmmima #vscomorocco
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  •   lmmima N.B : (Mare Nostrum : the Mediterranean sea)
    (Mussayr : Mussa Ibn Nusayr) 3w
  •   elisadesu Lovely shot! ️Happy Easter! 2w
  •   pedrag8 My compliments! Thanks for your love to Tangier, she is in need to this kind of sentiments @lmmima 2w
  •   lmmima @elisadesu thank you, dear 1w
  •   lmmima @pedrag8 I really appreciate, thank you! Indeed, Tangier needs more love and recognition! 1w
  •   pedrag8 Thanks to you, you are doing a great job, a wonderful storytelling about our myths and origins, and surely a beautiful pictures :-) Keep enjoying! 1w
  •   pedrag8 @lmmima oh chafchaoun! :'( I miss a lot 1w

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lmmima 5 mythology facts about Tangier :
1 - It is considered as one of the probable locations of the Garden of the Hesperides. Hercules was supposed to steal from there three golden apples for his 11th Labour.
2 - Hercules digged the caves of Cape Spartel.
3 - For many centuries, the Greeks saw it as the boundary of the Known World.
4 - In his work, Timaeus, Platon talked about a legendary civilisation called Atlantis. One of the many theories followed by some archeologists is that it was located in Cape Spartel.
5- Sophax, son of Hercules, founded Tingis, a city named after his mother, Tinga. He was the Guard of the lands of the Free People (Imazighen). The Amazigh mythology states that the first Amazigh kings of Mauretania (the actual North Africa) were his descendents.

#VSCOcam #vscomorocco
#tangier #mythologywithlmmima
#morocco #IOmorocco
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lmmima We're just ordinary people,
We don't know which way to go.
- John Legend

#VSCOcam #vscomorocco #tangier #morocco #IOmorocco
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lmmima If I had to associate nature with a feeling, I'd pair this picture with joy : Imagine yourself running in a green field of grass, and laughing, laughing until it resonates in your bones and you fall on your back, still laughing, and you stare at the blue blue sky where some clouds are slowly being drifted away by the sweet spring breeze.
(Please consider to add someone with you while imagining this because running alone and laughing hysterically would make you look like a creepy goat.)
-taken while leaving the North
#VSCOcam #vscomorocco
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lmmima Yesterday was officially the last rainy day of Spring and yes, I will definitely miss rainy days of reading and wool pull-overs and comfy socks, but I am way too excited for sweet sunny days and to have back my flowery dresses and shirts sorrynotsorry.
(This is a picture of the Bouregreg river, taken saturday, while leaving Rabat for Tangier.)
#vscocam #vscomorocco
#osefduenavrilnôtepasunfil
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  •   iyassine_ Rainy days are full of memories and happiness, with blanket and cup of tea and a good book beside the window I'm gonna miss the rain as well, hopefully the next winter would be rainier and great pictures as usual 3w
  •   lmmima @iyassine_ rainy days with a blanket , a cup of tea and good book beside the window like you said are the equivalent of a warm and loving hug ! Thank you Yassine for your great comments, you rock! 3w
  •   elisadesu So green!! 2w
  •   saritadelaluna Soon 2w
  •   lmmima @elisadesu I just love how green it is 1w
  •   lmmima @saritadelaluna yaaaay 1w

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lmmima Payphone - Maroon 5
#vscocam #IOmorocco
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  •   pedrag8 C'est localiser à val fleuri ? À Tanger? Ou j'ai fait mes premiers années dans une école, à Agharas...! Un peu de nostalgie 4w
  •   lmmima @pedrag8 navrée de te décevoir...c'est la Val Fleuri version casablancaise :) je n'ai pas pu visiter l'intégralité des endroits à Tanger, que peux-tu me conseiller? 3w
  •   pedrag8 Oops ! Après avoir vu tes foto de Tanger, j'ai cru que tu étais tangeroise..., ça fait beaucoup que je ne vit pas à Tanger, mais voyant! Les clichés de la ville méritent en tout cas, la vieille ville, la casbah, la zone du vieux port, la côte, pour moi c'est plutôt la zone de merchan ( près du palais Royal) et toute la partie de l'océan Atlantique mérite beaucoup! Profitez bien de votre prochain voyage à Tanger, et mes compliments pour tes mots sur ton grand père, je me reconnais pleinement dans ce récit :-) 3w
  •   lmmima @pedrag8 Tanger est mon nouveau coup de coeur, et je n'hésiterai pas à reprendre la route vers cette ville dès que l'occasion se présente! Ta ville est magnifique, j'ai hâte de l'explorer! Merci d'avoir pris le temps de visiter ma galerie et commenter, celà m'encourage énormément, et je suis très contente de savoir que des hommes comme mon grand-père ont pu marquer leurs petits-enfants de la sorte :) ! Que Dieu leur ouvre les portes du Paradis 3w

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