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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.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
... the Riad at around 11 am. We walked toward the spa and went into some streets that were just crazy: stalls of meat hanging in the open air (like half pigs for example)--couldn't stand the sight of the flies buzzing around the meat, stalls of some sort of cactus that I think they peel and eat??, huge bunches of mint--smelled really good, pastries that attracted gazillions of bees, and lots and lots of people, bikes, motorbikes all trying to fit in the same place. It was ...
... We were sad to say goodbye to our travelling companions and to Said whom we had grown so fond of. Said was simply an exceptional guide, he welcomed us into his country and showed us the best of Morocco. His warmth, passion and sense of humour added another dimension to our experience and we thank him for that.
As we closed the door of the riad and headed out to the airport we reflected on how we had enjoyed every day and every experience in Morocco, as ...
... going, as the advance party with the map app have to wait for the stragglers. Being a group tour guide must be more of a stressful job than I would have thought prior to this experience. So,what have we done over our week, which ends today? Apart from the Medina, shopping and night markets we have taken in some of the architectural sights, as per the photos that accompany this entry. The Ali Ben Yousseff Medersa (16th Century Koranic School) was one of ...