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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
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 ...
... the Riad at around 11 am. We walked toward the spa and went into some streets that were just crazy: stalls of meat hanging in the open air (like half pigs for example)--couldn't stand the sight of the flies buzzing around the meat, stalls of some sort of cactus that I think they peel and eat??, huge bunches of mint--smelled really good, pastries that attracted gazillions of bees, and lots and lots of people, bikes, motorbikes all trying to fit in the same place. It was ...
... the sights as we drove by. He dropped us off on a side street in the Medina where our Riad host was waiting. He took us through the tiny, quiet streets showing us "landmarks" (the black restaurant sign, the two olive trees) to help us remember our way through the maze of roads.
We made it inside Riad, and it was just beautiful. The weather was nice, and this was reflected in the coolness of the Riad. We went to the courtyard and sat down. We were ...
Oh heavens, I stepped out of our room this morning blowing steam, it was freezing! We sat on the terrace for breakfast under a heater and I wore a long burgundy Berber wrap, it was so cold. We had intended on lying round the pool reading today, not much chance of that, so we put our walking shoes on and took off over the hills towards the nearest village. It was so beautiful. They have terraces here where they grow their produce. This includes wheat, apricots, apples, olives ...