Hotel Mont Gueliz
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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.
... 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 alarm went off at 4 am. Bleh. We had stayed up past 11 pm getting our suitcases and everything ready. We were a bit bleary eyed.
There was already a Moroccan (?) man sitting in the lobby when we went downstairs at 4:45. A few others came after us. Some of them took the 5 am shuttle with us. We were at the airport by 5:05 am. We got checked in then headed to security, which took awhile. There was something in Hunter's backpack they didn't like on the ...
... as we reached our front door. Home!
We all grabbed as much junk food as we could find, and enjoyed Adel's wonderful Mint Tea while eating Strawberry and Chocolate Nutella till we felt sick. We sat up making Abi cringe as we talked about sex as in South African culture it's not something people are so open about. It was hilarious to see the shock on her face during some of the discussion and some of the things that came out of Laura's ...