Riad Ker Saada
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... with the A/C on. I ended up taking 1/2 an Imitrex for my migraine, which seemed to help.
Hunter went down to find out where we could go to get something to eat. We were starving since we hadn't eaten anything since breakfast on the plane. So, we went to Cafe Arabe. We sat upstairs on the patio and enjoyed the misters, since it had definitely warmed up. We ordered iced mint tea and iced citron tea to drink and tagines (beef kefta and chicken with ...
... hiking outside the city he directed us to a day tour through the Ourika Valley which is around the Atlas Mountain foothills. The tour would involve a drive for an hour or so out of town, where we would hike up a mountain, check out some of the ...