Had a pleasant surprise in my inbox this morning: Shauna, a Maasai Marathon Organizer sent this after watching the short fundraiser video I did for my Dad:
“Just wanted to say that your video is so awesome. Edward and I just
watched it and it really is great. We are having the web master put it
in the main videos section.”
What started as a simple promo video has now exploded into a documentary! I’m heading south at the end of the month to cover the ING New York City Marathon where I will be following the Maasai Marathon Team from start to finish. Along with the race day shoot I will be interviewing the Maasai warriors and Edward Norton about what makes the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust such an important cause.
Well I just got back from a wonderful holiday in Paris and I’m already missing it. There was so much history and culture that I couldn’t possibly see it all in one trip but I tried my best. Highlights included ice cream at Berthillon and all the world class food!
A teaser for my upcoming short about my journey through Morocco.
For my last day in Morocco I spent time taking photos and exploring what I could before making the long journey home. At the end of the day all I could say is goodbye and thank you very much Morocco for a wonderful experience. View the journey in Google Maps.
From Chefchaouen I took a long afternoon bus to the great port city of Tangier. The city is notable for it’s unique cultural feel thanks to Mediterranean influences. Although once one of the seediest cities in Morroco it was cleaned up at the insistence of King Mohammed VI. We will stop shortly for dinner at an ocean front restaurant then take an overnight train to Marrakech. View the journey in Google Maps.
My second day in Chefchaouen should be even more enlightening. I’ll spend the day exploring more of the city. View the journey in Google Maps.
Today I’ll leave Fes for Chefchaouen, the isolated and sacred city surrounded by the Rif Mountains. I’ll spend the day photographing the beautiful blue washed buildings and of course more bartering. My accommodation for this evening will be a wonderfully restored Riad. View the journey in Google Maps.
Today I’ll probably wander around Fes and try to navigate the labyrinth of alleyways inside the Medina. Bartering with locals will definitely be on my agenda. View the journey in Google Maps.
After getting back to Mekens by taxi from Volubilis we explored the Medina and chilaxed in the Place el Hedim. We will also visit the great palace gate Bab Mansour and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. View the journey in Google Maps.
This morning I took a short trip to the Roman ruins of Volubilis; one of the most remote bases of the Roman Empire. After exploring the area I took a taxi back to Meknes to finally see more of the city. Meknes has many grandeur architectural features thanks to the ruthless Sultan Moulay Ismail. View the journey in Google Maps.
After exploring Rabat and having lunch I boarded the train for Meknes, which took about an hour. After arriving I transferred to a taxi and continued north to Moulay Idriss for about forty five minutes. It’s been a long day so luckily tonight I will be staying with a local family in their cozy guest house. View the journey in Google Maps.
It is the morning of day two and I have arrived by train in Rabat, a city rich with history. My morning includes spending a few hours taking a stroll through the city’s Old Quarter Medina. I’ll also hike up to the Kasbah des Oudaias for a view over the Atlantic Ocean. View the journey in Google Maps.
After many hours of flying and waiting in airports I have arrived in the wonderful Casablanca (Dar-el-Beida), Morocco. My day includes wandering the Medina and eventually making my way to the hotel, which you can view in the map below. View the journey in Google Maps.
Well I am in the land of cappuccinos and prosciutto now (Fiumincino Airport, Rome) waiting for my connecting flight to Casablanca. View the flight in Google Maps.
Departure Time: 9:15 AM CET (3:15 AM EST) – Rome
Arrival Time: 10:30 AM CET (6:30 AM EST) – Casablanca