Amalay Hotel Marrakech
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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.
... 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.
... 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 ...
... it had to be searched.
By the time we got to the gate, we didn't have much wait time before boarding. Unfortunately, Hunter and I did not have seats together. I didn't even realize it when the lady checked us in--she didn't mention it either. But, whatever. We each had window seats on opposite sides of the plane two rows apart.
I don't know for Hunter, but it was a plane ride from hell for me and everyone around me. The woman in front of me ...
... in Marrakech the Riad that we stood in was in the middle of this area that you would have no clue was a little haven. You saw a lot of mope heads and people with their donkeys with carriages. Our Riad was lovely and the Host Stephan was such a nice gentlemen. He was so helpful and gave us tea right away and took the extra time to speak with us half in Spanish and half in English which we loved, as we speak Spanish. He gave us maps and save ...