Exploring Marrakech With Google Glass

| April 22, 2014

Cox & Kings, the longest established travel company in the world, recently paired up with Google Glass – the world’s newest technology – to explore the hustle and bustle of Marrakech like never before.

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Imagine wandering the winding souks of Marrakech, caught up in the heady scents and packed stalls of the markets. Immersed in the frenetic pace of the medina, you take a wrong turn and all of a sudden you're lost. Whipping out a map will mark you out as a lost tourist for all to see; but if you're Steve Reilly, CEO of VistaBee and Google Glass Explorer, you just ask Glass. The technology can pinpoint your location and lead you where you need to go - as well as recording your Moroccan experience on a Cox & Kings holiday.

Here is a bird's eye view of a Cox & Kings short break in Morocco, courtesy of Vistabee.

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3 thoughts on "Exploring Marrakech With Google Glass"

  1. Miri Geren says:

    I am certain this was not taken professionally as the panning in the film was too rushed, but the essence was captured. Would love to go……

    • Kim says:

      Hi Miri,

      We’re glad to hear that Morocco is on your list! The video itself was shot by a pair of Google glasses, which Steve Reilly was wearing for most of the trip, and there is more of a ‘mans-eye view’ feel to the video. Perhaps this is why you feel the panning was rushed – it’s very easy to turn your head when something suddenly catches your eye.

      We’re very happy to know you thought the essence was captured well.

  2. AJ says:

    Marrakesh is a crazy place that’s for sure. It might look exotic but in reality it’s like… how can I put it… it’s like a football match with the 5000 fans on the field chasing the guy who scored – you’re that guy. You don’t know who’s having more fun.