Videos tagged with "used"
Tétouan, Morocco - the Royal Palace and the Medina [03:19]
The old walled town of Tétouan, known as the medina, is on the World Heritage List. It's all very traditional and there are markets or craftsmen around every corner. A good guide puts it all into context and ours, Mohammed, was full of information and very open about life, religion and history. The video opens with a view of the Royal Palace, and one of the entrances to the medina leads off the public square in front of it. There is a separate video of the Berber Co-Operative which sells handmade carpets and rugs. The city was founded in the 3rd century BC. Around 1305 a city was built here by the Marinid king Abu Thabit. It served as a base for attacks on Ceuta. Around 1400 it was destroyed by the Castilians, because pirates used it for their attacks. By the end of the 15th century it was rebuilt by refugees from the Reconquista (reconquest of Spain, completed by the fall of Granada in 1492), when the Andalusian Moors first reared the walls and then filled the enclosure with houses. It had a reputation for piracy at various times in its history. It was taken on 4 February 1860 by the Spaniards and almost transformed by them into a European city before its evacuation on 2 May 1862, but so hateful were the changes to the Moors that they completely destroyed all vestiges of alteration and reduced the city to its former state. In 1913 it became the capital of the part of Morocco under Spanish protectorate which was governed by the Jalifa (Moroccan prince, serving as Viceroy ...
Tags: Tétouan, Tetouan, Maroc, Morocco, Spain, walled, town, medina, World, Heritage, market, craftsmen, guide, Mohammed, Royal, Palace, carpets, rugs, Sephardi, Jews
Morocco Pay As You Go Trekking.mpg [02:32]
Azrou May 2010 Morocco Unexplored went Pay As You Go! Chris, John, Ruth & Veronica from Cardiff were our first Pay As You Go guests who chose to go trekking, wild camping and bird watching throughout the middle Atlas mountain forests Morocco. The video was shot on a 5 hour circuit Chris & John setting out on foot from our bureau/salon in the Azrou Medina looking forward to a 1 hour ascent, whereas Ruth & Veronica chose to take a 15 minuet drive above Azrou to another descending route so as to photograph Barbary macaques. We all rendezvoused after 2 hours and then relaxed for a 1½ hour in a scenic clearing overlooking Azrou for a picnic & Moroccan tea. Batteries charged we all zig zaged downhill through the Holm Oak forest following donkey trails, wadis and streams back into Azrou for Hearty Dinner.
Tags: Azrou, Morocco, Unexplored, Riad, Philanthropic, Ifrane, Meknes, Middle, Atlas, Mountains, Trek, Camping, Twitching, Plateau, Amazigh, Berber, Philanthropy, Mid-Atlas, Accommodation, Tea, Picnic
The Zakoura Foundation.mp4 [04:46]
Zakoura Foundation for Micro Credits if a Morocco-based not-for-profit organisation founded in 1995. In 2003, Zakoura launched a Rural Tourism Programme to develop tourism-related projects focused on financial, cultural and environmental sustainability to give rural people opportunities to diversify and increase their incomes by creating or developing tourist activities.
Tags: sustainability, travel, tourism, Morocco, Zakoura Foundation, WTTC, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, community benefit
Morocco Traveler HD [07:13]
Shot in HDV at 1080i with a Sony HC9 and Daiwa DST-1 lightweight tripod. The only accessory is a wide angle adaptor. If you are interested in making good vacation videos I highly recommend you carry a tripod. The opening scenes are of a ancient village called Ait-Ben-Haddou This ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. Alt-Ben Haddou was also used as a location in Ridley Scott's Gladiator. The desert scenes were shot in the Sahara just outside Merzouga. Overnight Camel rides are offered in Merzouga. The donkey parking lot was filmed at the Asni market at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. This is followed by scenes from the Atlas mountains shot from very cool eco-lodge known as kasbah du toubkal just up from the village of imlil. The sunset water scenes were filmmed in Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. The post sunset town seen is Fez. The POV shot walking through a dark Casbah Alley is in marrakech. You can also see this footage in the music video we made while we there
Tags: Ait-Ben-Haddou, fez, Meknes, Atlas, mountains, Imlil, Morocco, Travel, Tourist, Tourism, Beach, Relax, bbtv, resort, vacation, holiday, culture, historical, broadbandtv, camel, rides, kasbah, du, toubkal, Asni, carpets, Essaouira, marrakech, hotels, casba
Africa by Moto Side Show [03:10]
This is my Africa Overland motorcycle tour through North Africa, the Sahara, West Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa. I biked though Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senigal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, DRC, Angola, Namibia and South Africa. I finished the biking trip at Cape Point near Cape Town. I used a Yamaha XTZ 660 Tenere.
Tags: Motorbike, motorcycle, biking, Africa Overland, Sahara, Morocco, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa