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Fun fact: Though it is often assumed that the Golden Gate Bridge was named for its vibrant color, it is actually named for the waterway over which it spans which was known as the golden gate of trade with the Orient 📍San Francisco, California 📆May 2018 . . . . #sf #sanfran #cali #california #beach #ocean #waves #views #goldengate #goldengatebridge #trade #batteries #hike #nature #sunset #goldenhour #nikon #dslr #travelblog #travelphotography #travelguide #worldshotz #wanderlust #passionpassport #lensbible #ourplanetdaily #natgeotravel #nomad #explore #traveling

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“Burnt once, destroyed twice, and rebuilt at the edge of the continent, the labyrinth at Land’s End may be Land’s End’s most beautiful secret.” Created by artist Eduardo Aguilera 📍San Francisco, California 📆May 2018 . . . . #landsend #hike #goldengate #goldengatepark #sanfrancisco #sf #labyrinth #rockformations #sunset #goldenhour #views #travelphotography #nikon #dslr #passionpassport #lensbible #ourplanetdaily #backpacking #nomad #wanderlust #travel #travelblog #relaxation #travelguide #california #worldshotz

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Wat Bayon - a richly decorated Khmer temple within the Angkor complex, dedicated to Buddha. The most distinctive features of this temple are the 216 large smiling faces that can be spotted on its towers. This is one of my favourite shots from that early morning adventure - Grateful that one of the locals offered to capture this shot of me in my element at Bayon (2/3) 📍Siem Reap, Cambodia 📆April 2015 . . . . #siemreap #cambodia #bayon #temple #buddha #buddhist #smiles #travelblogger #travelphotography #photography #nikon #dslr #travelgram #latergram #instablog #nomad #backpackers #asia #seasia #wanderlust #wanderxwonder #landscape #views #serenity #angkorwat #angkor #history #culture #ourplanetdaily #beautifulcambodia

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Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, it gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. The sunrise at the Ankor Complex is truly a sight to see and definitely worth the early morning wake up (1/3) 📍Siem Reap, Cambodia 📆April 2015 . . . . #angkorwat #angkor #buddhist #hindu #temple #cambodia #wonderoftheworld #khmer #siemreap #backpacking #nomad #wander #seasia #wanderlust #wanderxwonder #travelblogger #sunrise #views #visitcambodia #photography #dslr #nikon #lensbible #ourplanetdaily #theglobewanderer #instablog #clouds #cottoncandyclouds #beautifulcambodia

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gemsthroughmylens. The video is finally live! Full link in bio ❤️
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The video is finally live! Full link in bio ❤️ . . This piece depicts two friends, who are meeting to confide in one another and share stories about their loved ones. The vision behind this piece was to introduce viewers to the rich culture and traditions of the Tajik/Pamiri people and to share the grace, beauty and warmth of this community. We hope that you enjoy the piece! . . . . Choreography & Dancers: Niloufar Dadikhuda (@nil.dadi) and Amyna Kanji (@gemsthroughmylens) Concept: Amyna Kanji Costumes & Jewellery: Niloufar Dadikhuda Videography & Editing: Galen Perera (@momentsinraw) Song credits: Nigina Amonkulova (@niginaamonqulova) & Fotima Mashrabova (@fotima_mashrabova) . . . . #dancers #dance #tajik #pamir #centralasian #culture #torontodance #toronto #diversity #culturalimmersion #expression #sisterhood #russian #worldofdance #lovedance #dancephotography #travelblogger #modern #winter #snow #tradition #culture #wanderxwonder #instadance #visittajikistan #pamirhighway

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gemsthroughmylens. My heart is in Tajikistan ❤️ Stay tuned for another cultural dance vid

My heart is in Tajikistan ❤️ Stay tuned for another cultural dance video very soon. This time we are travelling to the beautiful Pamir mountains of Tajikistan with my wonderful sister and dance partner @nil.dadi 📸: @momentsinraw @galenperera . . . . #dance #pamir #tajik #tajikistan #russian #traditional #culture #torontodance #dancers #culturalimmersion #worldofdance #instadance #potd #travelblogger #wanderxwonder #centralasia #centralasiandance #pamirka #mountains #snow #dancephotography #dancersoftoronto #winter #love #art #history #diversity #expression @yorkuniversity

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In the mirror we find a reflection of our appearance, but in the heart we find the reflection of our soul 📍Granada, Spain 📆May 2015 . . . . #spain #andalucia #alhambra #nasridpalace #palace #history #muslim #king #reflection #archicture #islamic #art #calligraphy #garden #travelphotography #photography #travelblogger #blogger #wanderxwonder #theglobewanderer #lensbible #instatravel #granada #spain_vacations #tourism #instatravel #españa

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There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is s gem in the mountain if your bodyguard seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of that don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that. ~Rumi 📸: @rj_picturethat . . . . #jubileeartscanada #miras #journey #fusion #dance #jubileearts2018 #toronto #canada #exploretoronto #dancersoftoronto #dancephotography #emotion #light #struggle #faith #meditation #selfcare #dancer #flowy #fourseasonscentre #nationalballetofcanada #afghanistan #expression #pamir #indian #classicalmusic #passion #art #rumi #dancersoninstagram

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Closing 2018 off with a snippet of the piece that consumed my life for most of this year. FULL VIDEO IN BIO. This is a very deep and meaningful piece that also combines various forms of dance including but not limited to Indian classical, African ngoma, Afghan, tajik, hip hop and Latin styles . . This piece entitled, Safar-e-Nur (Journey to Enlightenment) explores spirituality through the art form of Dance. The journey of the soul to spiritual enlightenment is depicted throughout this piece using the tangible language of movement. It is through continuous devotion that we yearn and seek to become spiritually enlightened. Each one of us must aspire to connect to the light within and feed our souls. As the poet Rumi states “there is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of that don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.” This journey requires a great deal of time, patience and humility . . In this piece, a group of individuals yearn to become closer to the higher being. The concept of light is incorporated both figuratively and literally through the use of LED lights installed within dancers’ costumes. As the piece unfolds, each dancer is gradually lit up to depict the elevation of the soul. Acknowledging the struggle to keep a balance between the spiritual and the material worlds each dancer aspires to move forward spiritually through the practice of ibaadat (worship) . . Compilation of two performances in Lisbon, Portugal: 1) Portugal Pavilion July 8th, 2018 (presented in front of Prince Husein Aga Khan & Prince Ali Mohamed Aga Khan) 2) Altice Arena July 9th, 2018 (presented in front of Prince Rahim Aga Khan & Princess Salwa Aga Khan) . . #dance #danceofyou @danceofyou #multicultural #storytelling #ngoma #pamirka #afghan #centralasian #kathak #indianclassical #fusion #light #fairlights #dancersoftoronto #torontodance #lisbon #portugal #art #stage #sufi #enlightenment #meditation #tajikistan #diversity #jubileearts #globalcitizen #worlddance #bollydancenetwork #bollydanceclub #indiandancingstars

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2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ has been a very eye opening and special year for me. I have had the chance to delve a little deeper into some of my many passion projects and to learn so much more about myself and the world. I am grateful that I am surrounded by people who feed and support my artistic pursuits and even more humbled that I am able to share little snippets of the things that inspire me and make me who I am. My goal through this account has never been to reach the masses and garner millions of followers, but rather to share my love for travel and my budding interest in photography - A sort of cultural awareness. Now as 2018 comes to close, I thought this would be a good time to come in front of the lens and not only introduce myself as the person behind these photos and stories but also to share another one of my artistic passions - dance. On this account I will not only be behind the lens sharing my travel photography, but will also be in front of the lens from time to time sharing culturally diverse forms of dance and storytelling. Things that continue to keep me inspired and push me to grow in ways that I could’ve never imagined. I look forward to the experiences that 2019 will bring for me and my lens :) thank you for appreciating my passions and for allowing me to share a little part of who I am with all of you. This is ME - Amyna 📸: @george.meris . . . . #newyears2018 #newbeginnings #sharing #passion #art #dance #culturalimmersion #photography #travelblog #dancer #wanderlust #globalcitizen #culture #travel #nikon #dslr #winter #headshot #introduction #atelier #torontodancers #toronto #explorecanada #ourplanetdaily #inspiration #nomad #ontario #igerstoronto #newyears #grateful

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Food is the ingredient that binds us together - reminiscing about these delicious, heart warming dishes: vegetarian couscous and Moroccan pastillas (swipe) @nomadmarrakech 📍Marrakech, Morocco 📆July, 2018 . . . . #food #marrakech #morocco #delicious #gastronomy #couscous #colourful #fresh #localingredients #foodie #instafood #instagood #igers #lunch #dinner #tasty #foodpic #foodgasm #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #feedfeed #igfood #travelblogger #photography #nikon #portraitphotography

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