Travel Blogs from Marrakech
The majority of our time over the next two days in Marrakech/Marrakesh was spent in the main square, Place Jemaa el-Fnaa, which is bustling with snake charmers, tattoo artists, juice vendors, and many other street performers and hustlers. It was really tricky to take a good shot of anyone without them asking for some money, so in the end we finally …
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 ...
... beeping everyone else, people crossing when they felt like and millions of taxis zooming in and out of any gap they could see, or make. I was even more grateful for my riding lesson from Bob and Sini a couple of days earlier. After a tour of the city centre I decided I would stay out of town and get taxis into town and back. I found a reputable hotel with attended parking for my bike, checked in showered, changed and headed into town.