Videos tagged with "globe"
Globe Trekker Marrakech and Dubai City Guides with Megan McCormick & KT Comer [49:10]
Located at the north tip of Africa, Morocco is a country of stark desert, high mountain ranges and richly cultured cities. Known as the 'great' desert city of Morocco, Marrakech lies 60 miles from the coast, next to Morocco's towering Atlas Mountain Range. The city itself is a fusion of Africa, Europe and the Islamic world, divided between the Ville Nouvelle, built by the French in the 20th Century and Medina, home to the souk markets and the famous central square, Jemaa el Fna. KT Comer takes a horse drawn carriage to Koutoubia Mosque, which marks the western edge of the old walled city and stays in the Hotel Central Palace. An old riad (townhouse) located in Medina, the hotel offers budget luxury and wonderful views over the city for only $20 a night. The next day she descends on the markets of the souk to sample the thousands of stalls and myriad of handmade goods found there. Spread over a mile, the souk has remained the centre of life in Marrakech since its inception in the twelfth century. The Jemma el Fna is where all the action happens. The centre is filled by a random and changing assortment of snake charmers, storytellers acrobats, clowns, dancers and so on. Add to this the variety of food on offer and you realise just how special the square is - so much so that UNESCO has made it a World Heritage Site. KT then makes it over to the Jewish cemetery in the Mellah, the Jewish quarter, which lies at the south-eastern edge of the Medina. Waves of Jewish settlers ...
Globe Trekker - Morocco with Ian Wright [33:55]
Ian Wright travels to Morocco on the Northwestern tip of Africa. It's a country of stark desert, high mountain ranges, and some of the most richly cultured cities in the world. He begins his journey in the port of Tangier, where most travellers enter the country. He shares a ride with an American businesswoman far as the small market town of Chaouen, and picks up some valuable tips about travelling in Morocco. He then hitches to the walled city of Fez, through the Rif mountains, the country's main Hashish growing region. Fez remains the most complete medieval city in the Arab world, and is Morocco's religious capital. Ian spends a day exploring the Medina and winding back-alleys, before heading for the hammam, where he experiences a violent Moroccan massage. Ian continues his journey to the village of Tamtachoute in the High Altas Mountains, where he's invited to stay the night with a local family - to a Moroccan a guest is a gift from Allah, and he's made to feel very welcome. Next day he witnesses Aid El Kabir, one of the Islamic world's oldest and most important religious festivals celebrating the time when Abraham was asked by God to slaughter his son, Isaac. Every family that can afford to buys a sheep and slaughters it at home. Ian hires a motorbike and heads down the Dades Valley to Zagora, following the route of a thousand Kasbahs, an ancient caravan trail that runs out to the desert. He embarks on a two day camel trek form the village of Tinfou, but unfortunately ...
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Morocco Meknes City Tour [02:46]
Een halve dag door Meknes, naar de graanschuren en de koninklijke paardenstallen. Een wandeling door de medina en tenslotte de verdiende lunch. En ja weer een tajine met kip.
Tags: marokko, Μαρόκο, maroc, morokko, meknes, tajine, souk, souq, esouk, suq, المغرب, مكناس, tourism, globe, trekker, travel, video, travel log, medina, 摩洛哥, marokiini, Marocco, モロッコ, 아프리카, 북서부의, 회교, 왕국, M
Western Africa 4x4 [07:09]
Krótki klip o ekspedycji przez Afrykę Zachodnią / Short clip about expedition through Western Africa
Tags: Maritania, Morocco, 4x4, Off-road, globetrotter, Guinea, Ghana, mali, desert, diuna, expedition, discovery, adventure Africa Road
kotobia of morocco [01:19]
From the "From the "Square of the Dead" DJemaa El-Fna Square, one can already see the city's landmark, the minaret of the venerable Koutoubia Mosque. It was named after the souk el koutoubiyyin, the bazaar of the book-traders, which is nearby. It might well be noted that this market originated in the 12th century, a long period during which a Christian European would have been hard-pressed to write the word book. The hall-type mosque has 17 aisles and 112 columns covering a total floor area of 5400 sq.m (58000 sq. ft) and is thus among the largest of its kind - 25000 faithful can say their prayers within it. At the end of the prayer hall is an ornately carved minbar (pulpit), which is supposed to be a remnant of the Almoravid mosque destroyed by the Almohad builders of the present edifice. The pulpit is said to have come from Cordoba; its donor is believed to have been the Almoravid sultan Ali ben Youssef (1107-1143). The square minaret, which wasn't completed until the reign of Yacoub el Mansour (1184-1199), was the direct model for the Giralda in Sevilla and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. It is considered the ultimate structure of its kind. The tower is 69 m (221 ft) in height, its lateral length 12,8 m (41 ft). Six rooms one above the other, constitute the interior; leading around them is a ramp, by way of which the muezzin could ride up to the balcony. The tower is adorned with four copper globes. According to legend, they were originally made of pure gold, and there were ...
Tags: Square of the Dead, djemaa El-Fna Square, Koutoubia Mosque Morocco