Morocco Traveler HD

INFO ON LOCATIONS BELOW - 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