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Got 1st class tix. had compartment to ourselves for awhile--laid down & slept. In Meknes 2 others came in.
Nice driver took us to the Cottages. Difficult to find, but he was very nice.
Got in our cottage, Sylvain showed us around. Went to the pool.
Laid down, not feeling well. A/C not working. Sylvain couldn't get it to work, so we moved to another cottage.
Dinner: chicken & couscous--delish.
... sitting. He double checked again, making sure he understood what I wanted: tea in the teapot, ice in the glasses. Oui. I really think he had no idea what we were doing.
Once the black tea had steeped, I slowly poured it over the ice. Voila! Iced tea. So happy. Of course, we only had enough ice for one glass, but by the time we drank that, the rest of the tea in the pot had cooled down considerably (and so had we), so it all worked out very well. The salads were amazing too.
... has air conditioning, so he got the prices for me. Marrakech to Meknes is a nearly 7-hour train ride, so I had to go with 1st Class; I just couldn't see sweltering for seven hours.
He also made an appointment for us at a spa for messages. We both woke up with migraines. Sigh. We both took Imitrex. Our appointment was for 1 pm, so we relaxed until then. Fortunately, Hunter's migraine went away. Mine improved quite a bit after I laid down for awhile.
Looking out of the plane as we were arriving in Doha, it was amazing to see so many variations of modern high rise buildings (as if each architect was given a limitless budget and tried to outdo each other in design), glistening and gleaming against the stark desert sand. It was 5.30am and traffic was at a minimum. It was already 25 degrees.
We sat in the 'temporary' transfer lounge for 3 hours before ...
... leftover Golden Oreos that I have! There's no fridge in our room and no tv, but I certainly have plenty of empty shelf space on which to put my few sad belongings. Too bad I didn't download more movies and tv shows to this IPad that I borrowed from Alex and am eternally grateful for. Ugh, I hate ending a sentence with a preposition, but sometimes it's too weird to change. Eek, there's the call to prayer, gotta go! Btw, it kind of sounds like a ...