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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.
We had breakfast at the Riad at around 9 am. It was quite good with different breads/pastries, fresh orange juice, grapes, figs, a plum, English breakfast tea, fig and apricot jams, butter, and pancakes. There was also yogurt and cheese, but we didn't eat that--no more dairy for us.
Our host asked if I wanted him to get our train tickets for the 31st. He said because of Ramadan, the tickets might go quickly. So, of course, I said yes. I found out that only ...
... 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 ...
... are beige. They end up being one of the main forms of transport, you need to bargain with them to reach a price, even though they have meters they very rarely turn them on.
Anyway, back to Marrakech. Everyone kept telling is that the shopping is goo on Marrakech, but there is a lot of hassling from the people on the souks. They weren't wrong about that. The souks are a bit of a maze, and you are continually being given directions from what ...