Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Morocco

Morocco Topics specific to Morocco, including Western Sahara west of the berm
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Morocco Overland: From the Atlas to the Sahara - 4WD, Motorcycle, Van, Mountain Bike

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 28
Riding with GoPro in Morocco

Hello!
Me and my wifa are thinking about 1-2 weeks riding in Morroco late december/early January. The idea is to stay at asphalt/good dirt roads.

I would like to ride with my GoPro camera filming the riding in all kind of places lie cities, smalltowns and pure nature areas.

The question is, would I run in to trouble filming (and taking pictures) in Morroco?

(Did the same in Russia 2011 with no trouble at all)

Anders.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 13
GoPro in Marocco

Quote:
Originally Posted by HDAJ View Post
Hello!
Me and my wifa are thinking about 1-2 weeks riding in Morroco late december/early January. The idea is to stay at asphalt/good dirt roads.

I would like to ride with my GoPro camera filming the riding in all kind of places lie cities, smalltowns and pure nature areas.

The question is, would I run in to trouble filming (and taking pictures) in Morroco?

(Did the same in Russia 2011 with no trouble at all)

Anders.
Hi,
officially it is not allow to take pictures from offical buildings, military stuff, and so on...
Normaly you can take pictures where ever you want. Nature, mountains an dirt roads, old buildings and mosque, no one cares.
If you take pictures from woman with donkeys oder or other person it can be that they want money from you and grumble if you don't give it.
So try your self and good luck.
__________________
It's better to do a short trip - than dream of long journey only ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 28
Thanks a lot for the answer!

Anders
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 235
Just back from Morocco and we had a small bullet video camera mounted on the windscreen for the whole trip with no problems.

However take photos of offocial buildings, police or military is asking for trouble, you should also always ask permission before obviously filming/photographing people. This is a cultural issue but most people are ok or will ask for a few Dirhams. (That said with a go pro mounted on your bike/car most won't realise your filming)

I certainly got a sturn finger wagging from some border guards when my camera lense strayed at little to close to the border post
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 28
Thanks a lot!

I can not have the GoPro camera attached to the bike because the vibrations from the Harley engine makes the video kind of "floating" so I use chest mount under the jacket and open the jacket just a little bit to make the camera sticking out at my upper chest.
The russians noticed the camera when they came closer. At some police check points I turned the camera of and closed my jacket infront of the camera ( this when I had time enough before I got pulled over).

Do you think this would be discrete enough in Morroco?

Anders
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Wheelie's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 457
Used a small helmet cam through all of Morocco all the way to Guinea Bissau this february without a single comment, including road blocks where we catched officials asking for gifts... We also used a go pro, but this one is a bit more conspicuous and in your face...

I wouldn't worry too much... I wouldn't advice using it on border crossings though even if we did...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by HDAJ View Post
Do you think this would be discrete enough in Morroco?

Anders
Why the need to be discrete unless you are planning to film something you shouldn't??

You'll be fine IF you follow previous advice given.
No to miliary/border/official buildings/dams, inside Mosques etc
and, of course be sensitive to and respect local customs which you should know before you go there.
Asking politely first avoids causing offence. and that applies to anywhere in the world.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 28
Thank you for all your advises and good points!!

I know I worry to much before I ride to one for me completely new cultur and afterwards I allways wondering why I was worried.

It sound to me like it all will be just fine as it did at the other continents I been riding in before!

Thanks a lot!

Anders
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 4 Jan 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my car
Posts: 14
Go Pro

Turn off the flashing red light and have a second gopro on you... If you get a hard time just take the other gopro and turn it on (with the flashing red light) to proove the one on your helmet is off... YOu can film ANYTHING like that... Cheeky but works...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorbike rental in Morocco Tim Cullis Morocco 15 1 Week Ago 11:03
Into the World - 2Up Romanian adventure through Africa and beyond mrwhite Ride Tales 112 27 Feb 2013 10:41
morocco, morocco, morocco !! freddy Morocco 0 22 Feb 2012 19:32
Morocco from the US in April/May 2012 mtncrawler Morocco 10 20 Feb 2012 04:31

 
 

Grant & Susan's Europe Ride 2014.



Renedian Adventures

HU DVD Summer Special!

The weather has finally turned, so Gear Up for your motorcycle travel adventure! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - Gear Up! 2-DVD set until June 30 only. Gear Up! for your motorcycle travel adventure! Get all the info you need to hit the road!

Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!

"It's another great job, informative and entertaining."

"It's really professional and full of useful information, a must for any traveler."

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GEARUP' on your order when you checkout.

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:05.