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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.
... much at times, especially when the motorbikes spewed clouds of exhaust all over us and everything else, but mostly it was just fascinating. Many of the smaller streets are covered, so they stay a little cooler, but the smells and the exhaust are more intense there also.
We got to our appointment a little early, but that was when I thought our appointment was at 12. Ooops. So we left and walked around some more until our actual appointment at 1:00. We found ...
... found the henna cafe where you can get a henna tattoo from a local lady artist and the money all goes back to an educational charity. Henna art on three hands and one foot. We searched out the veggie cafe for lunch which was a quiet haven in the medina. Yummy veggie food and juices. We braved the bus back again and it wasn't so busy. All good. Ready to pack and come home to see you all and the animals. X ...
... into the chaos of Marrakesh, where we were descended upon by taxi driving racketeers, who demanded 10 euros for what we knew was only a 20 dirham ride.
We had to walk quite some way to find a genuine taxi driver who would accept us for the proper price.
And so we arrived back to the Bab Ailen (Aileens Gateway) and our lovely riad.
Soon enough we were venturing out again into the medina, along narrow pink and orange ...