Riad Atlas Guest House
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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 ...
... a room. The spa was lovely, and our 1-hour massages were WONDERFUL. It was a soft, relaxing massage with essential oil. It was great in general, but it was even better for my migraine. When she massaged my neck, face and scalp, that was the best. To top it off, we had mint tea afterward.
We then came home, showered, and relaxed for awhile during the hottest part of the day. The Canadians arrived, so we got to meet them. They might be joining us on our ...
... us into another room that we could use until ours was ready. He gave us the option of choosing either room, but we decided to stick with the one I originally booked. Either way, we had the other room to rest or use until ours was ready.
We have the Riad to ourselves. I guess more guests will arrive tomorrow from Canada.
Because my head was hurting, and we were both tired from our early start, we took a nap after we got into our room. I actually ...
... he wasn't getting any money from me. Just the same as taking pictures of camels in Egypt, people will demand money for anything.
Back at the square, all seems relatively calm during the day. There's the sound of snake charmers and the beating of drums but there's also a lot of empty space, hinting at how much more the activity grows after dark. During the day there are nothing but orange juice carts, piled high with oranges. That's it. If you want an orange juice, then ...