Algerian Traditional Dresses

Louwane Billebault, France

Any fashion that is lucky enough to fall under the influence of three civilizations are certain to be an extraordinary blend of style and chic. Algeria sits at the crossroads of three worlds, Arab, Mediterranean and African, and Algerian fashion has long been influenced by the fact that its unique location has been a place of historic meetings and exchanges.

Algerian map

Not surprisingly, Algerian designers have succeeded in combining the culture traditions with the influence of the environment of the country. These influences have found their way into the fashion industry and have foreshadowed several changes in the choice of colour, design and pattern.
Women‘s costume in particular, successfully combines flamboyance, utility and elegance. There is a strong emphasis on intricate decoration and colours. The use of colourful fabrics for clothing stands out against the predominant surrounding earth tones and the Algerian woman has kept her love for colour and brightly coloured patterns. Reds, yellows, greens and blues as well as many other colour combinations are combined and finely embroidered with gold and silver threads.

Algerian fabrics

The Karakou is a typical traditional dress and incorporates a velvet jacket embroidered in gold and silver worn with the traditional saroual (Arab pants) and comes from Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

Karakou

The Blousa from Oran, West Algeria is a fulllength, straight-cut dress made entirely from lace and sequined chest.

Blousa from Oran

Chedda of Tlemcen is a traditional caftan velvet and golden son, decorated with pearls, necklaces. It is considered in this region, as the most beautiful and the most expensive dress worn by the bride on her wedding day but also the other women at weddings. It is my favorite one, because it’s from my city, where my mom come from. There is a picture of me wearing it when I was younger.

Chedda of Tlemcen

The Djeba of Constantine is the traditional dress from Constantine in the eastern side of the country. This dress is always made with velvet and embroidered by gold and silver thread. The sleeves can be made of lace. In the central region of Tizi-ouzou, the dress is mainly made from cotton and is completely embroidered at the neck and bodice as well as at the wrists. However, it is at wedding and other special occasions that these traditional dresses do justice to the affair. Distinctive jewelry is also worn.

Djeba of Constantine

Chaoui Dress known in eastern Algeria as ‘L‘Haf Chaoui’, is a traditional dress made of black cloth embroidered with multicolored wool threads. This dress can be a one-piece or two-piece dress. Nowadays, Chaoui Dress is often worn with wide comfortable pants or with traditional pants known as ‘Serwal’.

Chaoui Dresses

El Hayek, the Algerian Veil, is emblematic of Algeria‘s traditional dress heritage. Typically, Algerian and closely connected to daily life in urban areas, the veil is a traditionally dress worn by women and a symbol of modesty. Algerian traditional Hayek comes mostly in white but some regions of the country offer variants in other colors as well. According to tradition, women started wearing black veils as a way of mourning the death of a beloved Dey or governor. The name for veil can also vary from one region to the next, with ‘hayek’ being typical of central Algeria.Veils come in different styles of embroidery and offerings range from plain linen, to fine wool or silk. They are worn to preserve a woman‘s modesty but also to protect her from the harsh sun typical of that region of the world. While veils are mostly intended to cover a woman‘s body, they also help her hide any precious jewelry she may be wearing under it and protect her from unwanted attention. In the traditional popular narrative, the veil was always seen as the great equalizer and a symbol of unity insofar as it helped blur regional and social differences between people.

El Hayek

The fact that these forms of traditional dresses are still used is a tribute to its comfort and suitability for the climate. It also points to the pride that Algerians take in the tradition of their ancestors and their identity in the modern world.

Fantastic Ghibli Animation Movies

by Anna Nakamura, Japan

Do you know studio Ghibli?Studio Ghibli is one of the Japanese famous movie production companies. It was established by Hayao Miyazaki.

You may know some animation movie made by them. Here is the example,Whisper of the Heart,Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro and so on.

Without kidding almost all of Japanese really love them.And we have watched them several times since our childhood.The most interesting thing is the view and the opinion can be changed each time.  

From now, I will introduce one from them.The movie name is Howl’s Moving Castle.

This is the love story between wizard and human girl. The main story is simple but it indicate how the war is ridiculous.Studio Ghibli always prefer to pick social problems, environmental problems anr war as themes.

This is the most attractive points of them.Not only children but also adults can enjoy them a lot.

And the animation is breathtakingly beautiful.It’s like a photo.And they make us nostalgic.

The music is really good as well.I recommend you watching the one tonight with popcorn and coke!

Method to Make Children Remember the Planets in the Solar System

By Paola Liao from Panama

Astrology is not a topic that many people are interested in, and many times that can be detrimental for future generations. At the beginning maybe you think this article is kind of ridiculous, but, if the title caught your attention, then you know that your child needs it, not only to remember the planets, but also to expand his imagination and make his mind open to new ideas at an early age. Today, most parents have a hard time making their children understand the importance of being creative. Technology opens doors for them as well as closes them, and that is a problem because today if you ask a child, Do you know the planets? the first thing he will do is look at his electronic device and that is what we do not want. Well I will share my opinion so I hope this article is helpful.

Let’s started to describe some planets:

Mommy Earth

To keep a child interested, you must make what you try to explain arouse their curiosity, and that is why we are starting with Mommy Earth. Our Planet Earth is HOME and you can feel it when you are with your mother; it is warm as when she hugs you; she is a big circle and her favorite game is spinning all day; she likes to wear blue, green and white. Just as you love and take care of mom, you should also do it with Mommy Earth.

Mars The Grumpy One

Mars is always angry with everything and everyone; his favorite color is red and he will not accept another; Mommy Earth is always surprised that despite being small he has the temperament of a thousand demons; Mars the Grumpy won’t say it, but of all planets he prefers Grandpa Jupiter.

Grandpa Jupiter

Grandfather Jupiter is the greatest and oldest of all the planets; She likes to think that she doesn’t know that he is Mars’ favorite and considers all the planets her grandchildren, well except Mommy Earth. She is a bit scary sometimes and her job is to watch over the Vanity Saturn.

Vanity Saturn

Vanity Saturn calls herself the most beautiful and curious of the planets (that is what she says), but it cannot be denied that it is true either; what makes it so fantastic is the shape of it that from afar the gases and dust look like huge rings; she always boasts of being the first to be seen with a telescope. What all the planets agree on is that she wouldn’t be Saturn without her rings.

In this article I have only described four planets, but now I have given parents ideas on how to open their children’s minds. If they like my teaching methods, I will post another article on the other planets or any other topic that is difficult to understand for your children.

I wish you the best, thank you very much for reading.

Cities to visit in France

By Nina KETFI, France

The first city, i would visit if I was a visitor from another country would be Paris. Paris is the capital of France. And the Tour Eiffel is not the only building to visit. You can go round the Louvre museum (le musée du Louvre) or the tour Montparnasse. You may also visit l’Arc de Triomphe (on the photo) or follow the reconstruction of Notre-Dame-De-Paris because it has been burnt in 2019. Those buildings are the most important and famous, but you can also just see and walk around the streets in this beautiful city.

Bordeaux and Nouvelle-Aquitaine, if you wanna eat well and taste new flavors or go to the beach, go pack and come in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Bordeaux is the city of wine, entrecôte and also seafood. Have you ever tried escargots (snails) Oyster ? You’ll find them all there. But don’t eat just food ! You can also visit many monuments. You want to know about the history of Bordeaux, go to the Basilique Saint-Michel. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about this historical monument and this beautiful city.

Marseille. If Marseille is known for its ports and its boats, it is beacause it’s worth it. As you can see on the second photo you will be able to find coves like this one where the view is beautiful.Most of the french shows, series are filmed in Marseille.

I’m gonna share my personnal opinion about Marseille because I think it is a beautiful city that I’ve never visited. Marseille is also known for her footbal team, maybe in a bad way but at least they’re known… I know that once in my life I have to go to Marseille

And here is one of my favorite city ! I think Nice is a mix between most of the cities in France. The sun, the boats, the beach. You first have to visit Paris because it is the capital and the city about France. Then I advise you to visit Nice, as you see on the pictures on the right, this is a beautiful city with so many different landscape.

I Recommend Sushi TOP 5

Hi everyone!
Do you like sushi?
Today I introduce 5 of sushi!!!!!
(I used this site let you check https://www.hamazushi.com/menu/ )

No.5
まぐろたたき (Tuna tataki)

This sushi is Chopped tuna. If you like tuna, you should try it!

No.4
甘海老 (sweet shrimp nigiri)

Have you eaten the sweet shrimp?
Sweet shrimp is smaller than normal shrimp, but sweeter than normal shrimp.

No.3
納豆 (Natto)


Soy beans you must try it.

No.2
あおさみそ
(miso soup)

Best eating it timing is between two sushis.
It’s very good!

No.1
サーモン (salmon nigiri)


Best of nigiri.
Salmon nigiri has multiple types.
Let’s find your best salmon nigiri!

By NY

Verona

Verona is located in the northern part of Italy, between Venice and Milan. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy and It is crossed by a beautiful river, the Adige that goes throw Verona. It is surrounded in the distance by snowcapped mountains and It is really easy to access it because the train station is close to the downtown and you can walk right into the heart of downtown. Because of the value and importance of its many historical buildings, Verona has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Verona preserved many ancient Roman monuments including the magnificent Arena. 

Cosa Vedere a Verona: 50 Luoghi di Interesse e Posti da Visitare

The city is famous as it is the place where William Shakespeare set his play Romeo and Juliet. In the downtown we can see the Giulietta’s balcony. Entered through a little arched passageway set inside Casa di Giulietta’s main courtyard, the small statue of a girl is a favorite for visitors. Found just a few feet from the balcony from which she and Romeo first confessed their love. Before even entering the courtyard you will notice the walls covered with tickets and love letters left by lovers around the world.

Symbol of the city, the Verona Arena attracts millions of visitors every year, not only for its beauty and history but also for the important events and concerts it hosts. Today it can accommodate about 20,000 spectators thanks to its elliptical shape: it is the third largest Roman amphitheater, after the Colosseum and the Capua Amphitheater. Among the events, not to be missed is the famous Opera Festival, which every summer transforms the Verona Arena into the largest open-air opera house in the world!

Alice Mormile, Italy

Top 10 Places to visit in Italy and Switzerland

by Mabel Chinaglia (from Italy) & Fabian Furrer (from Switzerland)

Switzerland:

Switzerland is a landlocked mountainous country in South-Central Europe, bordered by Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein. 

With an area of 41,285 km², the country is just slightly smaller than the Netherlands.

Switzerland has a population of 8.6 million people (in 2019), capital city is Bern; the largest city is Zürich. Spoken languages are German, French, Italian and Rumantsch, traditionally spoken in the different regions (cantons) of the country. According to the World Happiness Report 2021, the Swiss Confederation is officially the third-happiest nation on Earth, after Finland and Denmark.

Italy:

Italy is located in southern Europe on the Apennine Peninsula. Italy has international borders with Austria, France, the Holy Seat (Vatican City), San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland. It also shares maritime borders with Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Greece, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, and Tunisia.

Two of the largest Mediterranean islands belong to Italy, Sardinia in the west and Sicily in the south. 
The country covers an area of 301,318 km² (116,340 sq. mi.), compared, it is about 80% the size of Japan.

Italy has a population of more than 59.6 million people in 2020, the capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Florence, Milan, Naples, and Venice. Spoken language is Italian and Ladino.

1. The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic pointed peak is one of the highest mountains in the Alps. On the border with Italy, this legendary peak rises to 4,478 meters, and its four steep faces lie in the direction of the compass points.

2. Via Krupp, Capri

While the risk of tumbling rocks means you can no longer stroll the elegant switchback bends that make up Via Krupp, that doesn’t stop the view at the top from being any less spectacular. Head up to the Augustus Gardens and gaze out at the best of Capri laid before you.

3. Jungfraujoch

One of the most popular things to do in the beautiful Bernese Oberland is the train journey to Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe,” with an observation terrace and scientific observatory perched at 3,454 meters. The longest glacier in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacierbegins at Jungfraujoch, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. Isola Bella, Sicily

Isola Bella is a pinprick of an island with more than its fair share of natural beauty. So-called ‘The Pearl of the Ionian Sea’

5. Bern

In a stunning location, perched on a peninsula of the River Aare, the Swiss capital of Bern exudes old world charm, and the city’s medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

6. Ostuni, Puglia

A white-washed hilltop town, it could be Greece on first glance. The joy of Ostuni is discovering its alleys and pretty buildings as you wander the streets and absorb the atmosphere. There’s plenty to see, and a lively buzz to enjoy. The clean beaches of the coast are just a few minutes away

7. The Rhine Falls

Spanning 150 meters, the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) at Schaffhausen are the largest falls in Central Europe. The best time to visit is during June and July when the mountain snow melts, and the falls swell in volume to spill over a 21-meter-high ledge. 

8. Burano, Venice

Many international magazines include Burano among the top 10 most colorful cities in the world, although it would be more appropriate to bring it within the first 10 most colorful places in the world

9. Swiss Grand Canyon

The Ruinaulta (also known as the “Swiss Grand Canyon”) is a deep gorge surrounded by expansive meadows and forested cliffs. Located in Eastern Switzerland, it was created over 10,000 years ago—when the Ice Age Rhine Glacier retreated, it led to a chain of events that resulted in a massive rockslide in the Rhine Valley. As the Rhine river seeped through the rock walls, the gorge was filled with water.

10. Lake Como

Lake Como, also known as Lario, is the third largest of the Italian lakes (after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore). With a maximum depth of approximately 410 meters, Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

What to Visit in San Francisco

By: Luz Eliana Calderón – Colombia

Kamarya Sitanada – France

City by the Bay

San Francisco is called City by the Bay for its location on the bay and this city should be an essential stop on your route along the West Coast of the United States.

If you are going to visit San Francisco nowadays, there are a few things you will definitely want to see:

The Golden Gate Bridge.





 

The first to see, of course is the majestic Golden Gate. Did You Know the US Navy was planning to paint this famous bridge in black and yellow stripes?!

The reason was is that the weather was frequently foggy; but before, the bridge had to be painted in red to protect the steel. The architect liked its appearance so much that he decided to leave it as the final color, “International Orange.”

The Pier 39

Put this spectacular Place on your list of your things to Do in San Francisco, with Sea Lions, Waterfront Seafood Restaurants, Top Shopping, Attractions and Bay views, Including The Aquarium of the Bay.




PIER 39 Was Named the Most-Visited attraction in San Francisco by San Francisco Travel Association’s 2019 Visitor Profile Study.

San Francisco Seven´s Painted Ladies

They have always been referred to as the Seven Painted ladies, However, It Seem This Name Took hold in 1978 When Authors Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen Wrote a Book about These Homes.

Other Painted Ladies Can Be Found in Many Other Cities, But You Asking Yourself Why? Because Painted Ladies Does Not Refer to These Homes in particular. All Homes Made in The Victorian or Edwardian Architectural Style that has at Least Colors or More.

And One of the Seven Painted Ladies Has a Tiny Museum, Could you Guess Which It Is? That Will Be Your Next Homework When You Are There.

Chinatown

Did You Know That San Francisco Has The Most Hugest The China Town Outside of Asia? There Live More Than 100.000 People and Besides That, This Is The Oldest of North America.

When You are There, You cannot miss the opportunity to Take a Picture in The Precious Door Dragon´s Gate.

Travel Report from India

by Alissa Bumbacher from Switzerland

Bangalore is called the electronic capital of India and it’s the third largest city in India.
In 2019, I was there for two weeks in a school exchange in Bangalore.
We flew about 13 hours with a stop in Oman. After the flight, an employee form the school picked us up at the airport. The drive to Bangalore was a whole new experience. The streets were full and everything was very loud and hectic.

The school’s called NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and it’s a very nice school.
Almost all of the walls were painted. During the week, we had lessons in the school. Sometimes we went on excursions with the school. For example, we toured a shirt factory. The other students were all very friendly and we spent a lot of time with them.

We learned a lot about the culture and the handcrafts of India. We learned how to dye farbics with natrual colors and also how to carve wood. It was really interesting to getting know new cultures.
The last week, the other students from the school taught us a traditional dance.

Luckiyl for me, it’s really easy to find good food, and the Indians love vegetarian food. So we tested a lot of Indian food.

It was a really great experience. Everything in India is so colourful, but India has a lot of people, and unfortunately also many homeless and poor people. That wasn’t so nice to look at. I definitely want to go India again, maybe to another city.