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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.
... 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.
... much at times, especially when the motorbikes spewed clouds of exhaust all over us and everything else, but mostly it was just fascinating. Many of the smaller streets are covered, so they stay a little cooler, but the smells and the exhaust are more intense there also.
We got to our appointment a little early, but that was when I thought our appointment was at 12. Ooops. So we left and walked around some more until our actual appointment at 1:00. We found ...
... to eat. The teas were so refreshing. The tagines were pretty good. It's an upscale place, targeted to tourists--that's all that was in there. I'm ready for something a little more authentic next time, though.
After we ate we continued down the one street to the end. The streets were much more lively than this morning with people on bikes and motorcycles, pedestrians, and people selling all kinds of things. We turned around and then made our way back to ...
... having written down the names of 3 hostels we could possibly stay. Preparation ZERO! When checking prices of the bus transportation we ran into 3 more people with similarly desperate faces to ours so in the end six of us took a taxi to the old town, paying 30 Dhs. per person (which, of course, wasn't the originally agreed price...we ****** it up for the first time :))). We were walking around the old town's square maybe for more than 1,5 hours till we finally found the first ...