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Brief summary of a round trip “on the road” of Morocco at the end of winter 2018, a full immersion in the story, culture, nature, art and traditions of this wonderful country. The tour started from Casablanca International Airport, at the beginning directed to the north towards the Rif Mountains. First stop was in Chefchaouen with its enchanting blue medina. Is it possible to feel cold in Morocco? Yes it is but even under the rain, Chefchaouen is unforgettable. The second stop was Fes el-Bali, the historical part of Fes with its ancient medina, one of the largest in the world, a melting pot of traditional Moroccan souls and a treasure of artistic architecture 

Trip to Morocco
After two days we drove south way, passing Ziz valley to reach Merzouga, a classical border village at the edge of Sahara desert. Just to taste the stunning landscapes of Erg Chebbi riding a camel on its sandy dunes. The third part of the tour included the magnificent oasis and mystical Kasbahs at the slopes of High Atlas Mountains. Crossing Todra gorges and beautiful Dadés valley, we stopped in Skoura to visit its luxuriant “palmeraie”, an enormous palm oasis where loosing itself it’s really easy. Then we reached Ait Ben-Addou, location of several famous films and for that a must for movie makers. Ait Ben-Addou is a perfect example of Amazir (Berber) fortified village.

An alternative road lead us on the top of Atlas, passing Telouet and several ancient villages before reaching Tichka pass at 2260 meters of altitude. Before leaving definitively the mountains we admired Ouzoud Waterfalls, another less known wonder of Morocco. The end of this journey was in Marrakech, probably the best place to feel Moroccan vibes walking around its typical medina or breathing the atmosphere in its unique square Jamaa el-Fna, a human heritage for UNESCO. Morocco is an ideal destination for a journey “on the road”. Roads are in excellent conditions, there is no traffic, clear road signs and an higher level of safety. But, what is most important, you will find friendly and hospital people almost everywhere. So, I’m sure Morocco will surprise you. There is much more to see in Morocco, of course, and this film shows only a little part of its wonders.

What can I say? While traveling Time is the worst enemy. Anyway, If you liked this film and want to see others concerning Morocco, subscribe or keep in touch for next publications. Some technical information. The track “Unreachable “ is by Damiano Baldoni, from FMA (Free Music Archive). Footage is filmed with an Olympus OM-D EM5 MKII mirror less camera and an Eken H8R action cam coupled with Zhiyun Evolution gimbal. Some little footage from the car is filmed with an I-phone 7. To say that camera doesn’t matter. No drone footage in this video because importing drones in Morocco is forbidden.

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