Les Couleurs de l'Orient
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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 ...
... complex was built piecemeal as areas of additional land were gradually made available by their viziers sultans. The layout is very irregular and there are no continuous axes, or unified elevations. The palace is quite large and extends over nearly eight hectares project consists of a series of walled gardens, pavilions and buildings of the court at different scales. Materials for decorating the Palais Bahia came from all over North Africa. Marbles were ...
... done here by the Berbers. The Arabs also do this but I was told the Arabs had a similar but different method. This is the way the Berbers had done it for thousands of years. Then the leather is taken inside and made by hand into a variety of many different bags, shoes and poofs. Poofs are small round leather pooches to be filled with newspaper or whatever to make a seat. The hair from the animals is also saved and taken for the Berber women to hand weave them into rugs. It ...