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.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
We had breakfast at the Riad at around 9 am. It was quite good with different breads/pastries, fresh orange juice, grapes, figs, a plum, English breakfast tea, fig and apricot jams, butter, and pancakes. There was also yogurt and cheese, but we didn't eat that--no more dairy for us.
Our host asked if I wanted him to get our train tickets for the 31st. He said because of Ramadan, the tickets might go quickly. So, of course, I said yes. I found out that only ...
... s all part of the fun! We spent a lot of time looking at our maps, but in the end we gave up and just wandered around, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina. We drank fresh orange juice from a stand, ate ice cream in the main square, and ate a nice lunch on another rooftop restaurant. We finished the day relaxing at a rooftop bar where we watched the sunset and had our last drinks with my coworkers, as Valerie and I had a night train to catch. It was ...
... appearing to be vacant. On closer inspection we find an unobtrusive door leading to a garden or court yard and into very comfortable accommodation. Mohammad's guest house has nine bedrooms. I have the largest which I share with four others, definitely allowing the most potential for sleeping with a snorer!! A tea making ceremony welcomes us. The ritual involved loading huge lumps of sugar to green tea, followed by a large quantity of ...