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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 ...
... after a guided tour of the palace we strolled the souks before finishing in the famous square. The souks are so vibrant and busy as people both local and tourists alike make their way through, forever dodging cyclists, motorbikes, mopeds, trolleys, donkeys and carts that can come at you with substantial speed!
As we were strolling through the souks a salesman came at me from the side with a snake, I freaked out and made some sort of noise as I ...
... is happening including the snake charmers and dancing monkeys! The half centenarian and I then had a very relaxing pamper session at a local hamman - worth every cent! :-) The day has ended at an incredible restaurant recommended by our hosts. It looks fit for royalty and is definitely not on the "world on a shoestring" itinerary. A girl could get used to ...