1- I am now 20 years old so you are not going to read a diary of a teenager girl but a woman !!
I guess :)
2- I finished my exams after a very hard month in a hard year (Second stage), my result showed an average between 60--70 in all subject which made me a 20 years lazy Iraqi women indeed.
3- After few days from the beginning of my holiday, me and my parents went to Saudi_ Arabia for Umrah (عمرة) and I came back few days ago.
It was always a dream in my list to visit makka and to see al ka'aba and I am so happy that I had this chance, wishing that I can accomplished each dream in my wish list :)
Here are few pictures that I can share :
This is al_ masjed al nabawy from outside in Al_madina.In our visit, we first went to Jeddah by airplane directly from Mosul, and then went to Al_madina by Bus.
Saudia is differ from Turkey and Syria that I had visit before. Well, it's more like desert but it's unique by it's holly places.
After spending 4 days in al madina, we went to Makka also by Bus and did Al_Umrah and saw al kaba'a for the first time, well it's more beautiful than I can describe and smaller than I thought, and it's so beautiful and it made me feel in peace.
Anyone really need to sepnd hours just looking at it, imagining it.... Bretty place.
This is a picture of building that located infront of Al-Ka'aba.
well, most of them are Supermarket, Moles, and restaurand. we don't have McDonald's, KFC and such restaurant in Iraq, so we really enjoy food ^__^
Now, I feel like I was dreaming, And I was not really there :) I don't know why, the days I spent there were passing on high speed.
our bathroom, my bed were the things I missed most. The hotel we settled in were not good and I am not going to share it's badness with you.
After spending 10 days in Saudia, I came back to my hometown where bullets and explosions were the receptor to the real life.
Usually, when someone come back from Umrah or al-Haje, the people visit him/her, usually Zamzam water is being given to the visitor. And we used these small cup for this purpose.
There are also some kind of special sweet ( Baqlawa بقلاوة , men al samah من السما ), and gifs from Saudia.
I am now busy with visitor and the house work and so I am going to help my mam now and write a new post soon inshallah.
دمتم بحفظ الله ورعايته