Riad Princesse Jamila
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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.
... which is great.
We went out and about again at around 6 pm, ready for dinner. We walked around quite a bit, looked for Jmaa El Fna, but never found it. We tried to find a cafe or something a little more "authentic," but nothing was open that we could find. We decided on this restaurant at a hotel (name coming). I was afraid it wouldn't be very good, but we walked in, and I mouthed to Hunter, "Wow." And she vigorously nodded her head.
We sat by the ...
... It took forever. Then we got our bags. Then we exchanged some dollars for dirhams (sounds like a gameshow doesn't it?). [Dirhams are equal to 10 times a Euro. Often, you can pay for things in Euros. If something is 200 Dirhams, it is equal to 20 Euros. Once I learned this it really helped me understand the cost in USD when things are priced in Dirhams.]
After that, we found our driver who was waiting for us with a sign as promised. He pointed out ...
... on the edge of the old city, near the port, and I had to make an uphill walk through parts of old town to get to it. Almost immediately upon entering the old town, known in Arabic as the Medina, I was approached by some overly friendly tout who reeked of sliminess.
'Where you come from, my friend? I can help you. You need room? You need something?’
‘Nope, I don’t need anything. My hotel is booked up and it’s nearby.’