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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 ...
... with the A/C on. I ended up taking 1/2 an Imitrex for my migraine, which seemed to help.
Hunter went down to find out where we could go to get something to eat. We were starving since we hadn't eaten anything since breakfast on the plane. So, we went to Cafe Arabe. We sat upstairs on the patio and enjoyed the misters, since it had definitely warmed up. We ordered iced mint tea and iced citron tea to drink and tagines (beef kefta and chicken with ...
... around. We were surprised and amused by the reality. Possibly we are jaded by our travels in India, or possibly I am just scary looking with all the hair and the beard and everything at this point, but there was very little of this, and what there was was quite well behaved – a simple 'La, shukran’, Arabic for ‘no thank you’, and they moved on. I think a couple of times I had to repeat myself once, but it was ...