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.
... has air conditioning, so he got the prices for me. Marrakech to Meknes is a nearly 7-hour train ride, so I had to go with 1st Class; I just couldn't see sweltering for seven hours.
He also made an appointment for us at a spa for messages. We both woke up with migraines. Sigh. We both took Imitrex. Our appointment was for 1 pm, so we relaxed until then. Fortunately, Hunter's migraine went away. Mine improved quite a bit after I laid down for awhile.
... the 15th century. It is a building of 130 student dormitory cells clustered around a courtyard incredibly detailed carved cedar woodwork, marble, stucco lattice and tile work. Everywhere you look, there is architectural detail to gaze at. It once was the largest theological colleges in North Africa. Classes were probably held in the neighboring mosque.
Ben Youssef Museum is nearby ...
... in the sunshine. Donkeys plodded across the golden sand and we bobbed alongside balloon sellers, cheap cigarette stalls and popcorn trolleys. Of course we walked! It wasn't until our return to Tangiers that we discovered just how cheap the metered blue taxi's are, 80p to cross town! We located the station and secured couchette beds on the night train. We then enthusiastically walked all the way to the old town, most the way round it and all the way back ...