Videos tagged with "world"
Gypsy Nirvana on the Road to Morocco [22:49]
Gypsy Nirvana visits the Rif Mountains of Morocco in search of the world's legendary source of hashish. Follow along as he visits the makers of this fine substance and watches the entire process from harvest to finished blocks suitable for worldwide delivery.
Tags: Morocco, Gypsy Nirvana, Hashish, Marijuana, Cannabis, International Cannagraphic
King Hassan Mosque Casablanca Morocco [00:56]
King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca Morocco. The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was completed in 1993 after great expense and artistic labor, and the result is that it is the 3rd largest mosque in the world. Its gleaming newness and tremendous wealth is a stark contrast against the rest of Casablanca. It's a vast building that can hold 25000 worshippers and accommodate a further 80000 in the courtyards and squares around it. The mosque was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and is topped by a soaring 210m-tall minaret, which shines a laser beam towards Mecca by night. In addition to this high-tech call to prayer, the mosque also has a centrally heated floor, electric doors, a retractable roof and a section of glass flooring allowing the faithful to see the Atlantic washing the rocks below.
Tags: Morocco (Country), Casablanca (City/Town/Village), mosque, tourism, King, Hassan, Travel, Culture
Marrakech "The Pearl Of Morocco" [04:02]
Marrakech, the pearl of Morocco and also named The Red City because of the many red colored houses. It is the 2nd largest city of Morocco and one of the most colorful and exiting cities in the world.
Tags: Marrakech, Morocco, Medina, North, Africa, Marrakesh (City/Town/Village), Tourism, Travel, Culture
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 ...
Tags: +Globe, Trekker, +Ian, Wright, +Morocco, +Africa, +Fez, +Rif, Mountains, +Arab, +Hashish, Fes (City/Town/Village), +Medina, +Atlas, +Aid, El, Kabir, +Dades, Valley, +Zagora, +Tinfou, +Marrakech, +Mount, Toubkal, +Essaouira, Marrakesh (City/Town/Village)