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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 ...
... which is great.
We went out and about again at around 6 pm, ready for dinner. We walked around quite a bit, looked for Jmaa El Fna, but never found it. We tried to find a cafe or something a little more "authentic," but nothing was open that we could find. We decided on this restaurant at a hotel (name coming). I was afraid it wouldn't be very good, but we walked in, and I mouthed to Hunter, "Wow." And she vigorously nodded her head.
We sat by the ...
... were always people coming and going from the centre as it’s open to the whole community, so we’ve met many people from the village and surrounds. There are always children to play with and entertain us. On our first night, Mohamed’s family and friends got all the drums out and played some fantastic music that we were all dancing to.
It was a lovely experience being there and we now feel ...
... in the bazaars of Herat, Afghanistan, circa 1976 and I am fearful that Megan's two weeks of shopping in Morroco might blow the budget and see us ensconced with a group of illegal African boat people making their way to Spain and ultimately flogging sunglasses in the parks of Madrid. She obviously doesn't share my concerns and has even suggested starting a bargaining consultancy business called Souksayers when she gets back home.
Also in the souk were tanneries where leather ...