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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 ...
... up in the leather, dyers and wrought iron souks eventually surfacing in the main square, and strangely enough, at the food stalls. I didn't order the sheep's head. Very ordinary boring meal. Soup then grilled chicken; chicken couscous, salad moroccain. YUK - soup was OK. MAD120 (A$15).
Then it was back through the madness and mayhem of Jemaa el Fna again to return to our riad - another fruitful day.
... find a place to eat, and having no Internet made it hard to locate a resto, remember the whole lack of street name thing? Being that it is Sunday, we were also worried that places would be closed if we eve did manage to find them. Finally, we made it out of the riad around 8:30 and found a 3rd cab that knew the street to which were going. We had dinner at a restaurant called Kosy Bar and then came home. I am off to sleep now! Love, ...