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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.
... has air conditioning, so he got the prices for me. Marrakech to Meknes is a nearly 7-hour train ride, so I had to go with 1st Class; I just couldn't see sweltering for seven hours.
He also made an appointment for us at a spa for messages. We both woke up with migraines. Sigh. We both took Imitrex. Our appointment was for 1 pm, so we relaxed until then. Fortunately, Hunter's migraine went away. Mine improved quite a bit after I laid down for awhile.
... agenda! There was a lot of hype going into this tour, since we knew that basically every movie or TV show that ever had sand dunes in it was filmed here, and yet it didn't quite manage to reach our expectations. As you might imagine if you took a minute to think about it (which we didn't), looking at film sets up close is incredibly unimpressive. You can see the foam used to make doors and giant statues, the paint chipping away after being layered on again and again ...
... so there are fences and barricades going up all over, making it difficult to get to our hotel. Given the way Emilio (our bus driver) got through the mountains today, we think he should be in the race! Our hotel is lovely with all the rooms around the outside of a massive courtyard with a lovely pool in middle. The weather here is also a couple of degrees warmer and apparently it never rains in ...