Riad El Faran
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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.
... it was just us two in the 1970s Mercedes cab, but here in Morocco taxis are like mini buses – people are squeezed in until there is no room to move. Usually this is about six people to a cab – four in the back and two in the front next to the driver. No one travels in a private taxi – it’s too expensive. To travel with five other people to the nearest town it costs about 4 euros (sometimes even ...
... at first when you think about trying to find the place in the evening. There's literally thousands of narrow lanes in this place. Megan reckons we should have brought the GPS.
We visited the El Badi Palace and all that remains are the extensive ruins. The story goes that a certain Sultan Ahmed el Massour ( I think his descendant played on the wing for Canterbury) gave the Portuguese a flogging in the Battle of the Three Kings in 1572. So rather than crack open ...