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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 ...
... 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 ...
... we felt was the Grand Canyon of Morocco, the Ziz Valley,
- Entered an area in the desert where they have found dinosaur fossils and on the way we saw lots of little shaks on the side of the road selling ‘souvenir fossils’
- We stopped for tea at our driver’s mother’s house. We were made to feel very welcome. It was nice to see inside one of these houses, that look quite rough on ...
... because the Berber men have tunics while the Arab men have turbans. You can see the faces of the Berber women while the Muslim women cover their faces. Although both men and women wear tunics this is mostly to keep their clothes (trousers, shirts and dresses) clean. Only the men in the heavy tunics don't wear clothes underneath. Eight and a half hours on the coach! I am glad to be in Marrakech. Marrakech is a ...