Jnan El Harti
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.
... a room. The spa was lovely, and our 1-hour massages were WONDERFUL. It was a soft, relaxing massage with essential oil. It was great in general, but it was even better for my migraine. When she massaged my neck, face and scalp, that was the best. To top it off, we had mint tea afterward.
We then came home, showered, and relaxed for awhile during the hottest part of the day. The Canadians arrived, so we got to meet them. They might be joining us on our ...
... and talk while she continued with her daily chores. We prepared the vegetables and whilst we chatted the mother of the house prepared a traditional Tagine. We all ate together and after eating the brothers smoked hash, I had a puff to be polite but declined any more. As they got more and more stoned the evenings atmosphere got more and more light, we ended up all singing along with my IPhone to Bob Marley. Fitting I thought.
It really ...
... was fine, but we heard from Katie mid-afternoon to say that one of their vehicles had broken down and because of the supplies they were carrying they all had to wait for it to be fixed.
She arrived back at the local army cadet base at 03:00. We were due to leave for the airport by 10:00.
We made it to Luton, tired, on time for the direct flight to Marrakech. Three hours and twenty minutes in the ...