lmmima البحر وراءكم و العدو أمامكم، backwards
#backhome #roadtripaintover #mediterraneansea #travelgram
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lmmima ¿Hola Paulus, cómo estás?
#madrid #spain #travelgram #passionpassport
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lmmima Paris is always a good idea, even more when it rains.
(My sandals do not approve this post)
#travelgram #paris #france #passionpassport #stillroadtrippin #igtravel
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lmmima So after a getaway week in La Costa del Sol where I did nothing but swim, sleep and read, part one of the road trip ended, and it was big time for part two : leaving Mijas Friday morning for the city of Tours in central France. After a roadtrip of 20 hours, stopping in Burgos and going through El País Basco (that I looved), I finally arrived to Tours Saturday night. My wardrobe was not ready for french weather, though, but my hair is partying now that there is no humidity. Voyons les choses du bon côté, hein.
#travelgram #andalucia #laslagunas #costadelsol #travellife #passionpassport #roadtrippin #igtravel
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lmmima It's always nice to see you, Andalucia. To next time.
#travelgram #andalucia #costadelsol #therestweekisover
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lmmima Hello guys, I hope you are all doing great! I am actually in a small village in the mountains of South Spain, called Coín, between the towns of Fuengirola and Mijas.
(I have zero internet access so I won't be posting for a long time - it feels sooo good to be off-)
(Thank you mall for the free wi-fi though)
#travelgram #spain #costadelsol #andalucia #passionpassport #mytinyatlas #lonelyplanet #igtravel
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lmmima "History of Weddings' Traditions in Morocco", Part 2 :
After the Henna Ceremony, comes the 6th day, the wedding day. Traditionally, the groom and his family are hosted in a house near the place where the celebration will be held. They bring with them Lehdiya, all kinds of presents for the bride. The bride is escorted by her family, who follows her dancing and singing Ahidous to the wedding place on a horse that was carefully chosen before. She is surrounded by five of her cousins, who are dressed like her, and the Wzir, the groom's bestfriend (or close relative, someone he trusts). On the two sides of the convoy, a man and a woman are singing Thamawayt - sung poetry-, until they arrive to the wedding place.
There, the groom's family is waiting for them, ahidousing too. The two families are carriying a white flag knotted with mint, as for a symbol for peace between the two families. It's like a kind of a fun confrontation, the groom's side mocks gently the bride and her side, too, does the same for the groom. They both sing and dance Ahidous during the whole night of the wedding.
When it's almost dawn, it's time for the bride to leave with her husband. Always Ahidous in the background, there is the final fun musical confrontation between the two families. One tries to take the bride with them, the other tries to keep her.
The groom's family : "Wa niwyast imays anouwdjast thamareg" (We took her from her mother, all is left is the missing)
The bride's family : "Mqar dikh a babanou tenhellath ggilinou" (Even if I left, oh father, take care of what is mine)
Meanwhile, whenever the groom tries to approach the bride, her family surrounds him and tries to keep him away. The Wzir, whose mission is to protect the bride, carries her away from them. He has to keep an eye on her belgha-moroccan shoe-, and stop the groom and his relatives from stealing it. If the belgha is stolen and falls between the grooms' hands, then he fairly gets to ride his horse next to his wife and take her with him.
And those are just the traditions I know about lol.
#moroccanwedding #culturewithlmmima
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lmmima Summer is here and so are weddings! And so is a lesson in "History of Weddings' Traditions in Morocco". I'll tell you here about the customs of the Zemmour-Zair-Zayane (amazigh old tribes) from my mother's side.
Part 1 :
Not that long ago, weddings used to last 14 days. "wHAT? They keep partying for 14 days?" Lemme explain.
The celebrations were divided into 2 weeks. The 1st week was for the actual wedding and the schedule was something like this :
Day 1-Day 3: Close family members come to the bride's parents' house and help sieving the wheat that will serve for making bread and couscous for the guests during the wedding. (Now they just come to help with preparations)
Day 4 : it's "Hemmam'n Tislit"/The Bride's Hammam (traditional spa lol). She gathers her girlfriends and close cousins and basically goes through all the possible beauty rituals.
Day 5 : the Henna Ceremony (yesterday's party, from where this picture is taken). Close family members -usually women- gather around the Bride, who gets her Henna done (hands and feet) while everyone dances and sings - Ahidous in our case -. Family gives money to the bride, that is put on a bamboo stick after that.
Day 6 : tomorrow, the wedding. (Details in Part 2 of this lesson, with another picture)
#moroccanwedding #historywithlmmima #moroccantraditions
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  •   lmmima @xiewen thank you! 4w
  •   illayali Mon père est de Khemisset et ma mère de Oulmess 4w
  •   lmmima @mystapaki omg really? That's awesome!! A friend of mine is crazy about Pakistan, she always says there are many similar points culturally! That's so cool ! 4w
  •   lmmima @sheisafaf hahaha you are very welcome! Thank you sweetie 4w
  •   lmmima @berber_delights thank you Samira ♡ 4w
  •   lmmima @illayali mon grand-père vivait à Khemisset, il est des qabliyine et ma grand-mère des Ait Yadine :D 4w
  •   illayali Ah d'accord 4w
  •   s_aamer That's how we do it here 😀 1w

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lmmima Your mind is a scribbled four-walls. Graffiti of thoughts and memories adding up one after the other, a kaleidoscope of what makes you who you are. Those who cannot understand will say you are ruining the wall. You are not, kiddo. This is art. You are art.

#randomthought #humarts #streetart #mainstreet #graffiti #postthepeople #iomorocco #MMVI
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lmmima Mixing up a sun salutation yoga move with art bc why not.
#MMVI #art #sunsalutation #museemohammed6 #artgallery #rabat #morocco
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lmmima "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations"
#MMVI #art #museemohammed6 #postthepeople #rabat #morocco
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lmmima Trying to take advantage of the days back to Rabat and to my parents' home to take some little care of myself. I deeefinitely need a quality time for myself after this crazy semester and my Ramadan internship. Work out, eat good food, watch good movies, read and -most absolutely- sleep * screams with content*
What are you up to, guys? Do you have any movies/books/songs/tv shows to recommand?
#finallyfeelinghumanagain #worlderunners #rabat #morocco
1mon
  •   faizjihane Je fais toutes les choses que tu m'interdis de faire quand je suis avec toi, merci d'exister Rabat 1mon
  •   lmmima @faizjihane hahahahahahahahahahah profite bien de ces vacances, la salle de sport, ça commence le 1 Septembre :)))))) 1mon
  •   varsovian Have you read The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden? I'm currently reading it and I'm liking it :D I also started watching The Big Bang Theory. 1mon
  •   abla.belouadi Oh my God @varsovian i read The girl who saved the king of sweden a few weeks ago and i absolutely LOVED how funny and serious that book was at the same time ! 1mon
  •   varsovian I know, right? I can't put the book down once I start to read it. I don't usually read such books, but I'm glad I decided to go with this Maybe after I finish I'll read another one by the same author. Have you read that one too? @abla.belouadi 1mon
  •   abla.belouadi No but, I read The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window, and this book is absolutely insane ! I mean, before reading it, i found the title a little bit...stupid, and i think this stupidity, and the way Jonas Jonasson tells his stories is what made me fall in love with it. You should definitely read it ! @varsovian 1mon
  •   varsovian Yes, that was the one I was talking about: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of Window and Disappeared XD the title is so long I also have it and after I finish with The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden, I'll read it too :D @abla.belouadi 1mon

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lmmima Eid traditional outfit, flowers and weird modeling (Or three things I really like)
#ootd #eid #morocco
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lmmima Aid Moubarak hababies مبروك عواشركم.
(Thinking about coming back to three meals a day tires me already.)
#Eid #moroccaneid #morocco #africa #visiterlafrique
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lmmima In the amazigh language, to express that you are missing someone, you say "Inghay oumareg nnem" and it litterally means : I have the missing of you, j'ai le manque de toi. Missing you is an illness that I caught and that I can't get rid off. Idk, whether it's to your family, friends, lover, I think it's a really profound and sincere way to say you miss them.
#immissinghome #andthesea #ugh #morocco
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  •   saritadelaluna Beautiful as always and I will use it for my Moroccan man:) @lmmima are you familiar with the word Saudade in Portuguese ..it is a feeling so deep .. 2mon
  •   igmirien So nice 2mon
  •   nytsee Tachel7it'N'souss :) nice feed. 2mon
  •   lmmima @nytsee oh, hta f souss? kan goulouha hta fl Atlas :) thank youu ! 2mon
  •   lmmima @saritadelaluna thank you, sweet Sarita I am sure you will surprise him if you tell him that :) No, I am not familiar with Saudade. What does it mean? 2mon
  •   lmmima @igmirien don't you say it the same way? 2mon
  •   saritadelaluna Thank you @lmmima it is a Portuguese word..a feeling of what we say here in American like homesickness a 'missing' so deep and sweet and melancholy all at once..Tis very beauitiful Saudade 2mon
  •   igmirien @lmmima we say it exactly the same way :) 2mon

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lmmima She tells me there's always a new empty room for her. They used to make her feel free. Now they make her feel the opposite of free. - Beginners 2mon

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lmmima He sat there the whole day, watching people going by, watching life pass by. Slowly, persistently, the day became year and the blue walls blended the camel of his jellaba. He was not a man anymore; for walls have memory, and memory lives forevermore.
#humansofmorocco #HOM #morocco
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lmmima In the 12th century, the sultan Yaqub Al Mansur, from the Almohad dynasty, wanted to build the largest minaret in the world. He died and so did his dream, and left it unfinished. Unfinished, but considered as a UNESCO's world's heritage. Your life is a building in construction, too, and you are not dead, yet. Dream your dreams and go try making them happen. At worst, even if not totally achieved, you would have left your mark, no? Maybe a world's heritage?

#randomthought #historywithlmmima #rabat #morocco #africa #visiterlafrique
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  •   nur_dar hmm, beautiful reflection...makes me see this landmark in a new light next time I'm there, and as always great picture! :) 2mon
  •   hipstchwia 2mon
  •   lmmima @nur_dar buildings's history have a lot to teach us ! I am glad you liked it ! Thank you, dear :) 2mon
  •   simona.solo Really beatiful! 2mon
  •   iyassine_ Rabat is my favorite 2mon

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