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 ...
... the tour happened on the last day.
Despite Mohammed's warnings, Maurice decided to throw caution to the wind and in so doing, went over his bicycle trying to avoid a taxi coming the other way. Despite a lacerated scalp and grazes on his arm, he continued to wear a smile so thankfully, we knew he would survive another day. He was one of the group who didn’t wear a helmet so things could have been a lot worse. I think ...
... call to prayer and donkeys braying.
I was led up a very narrow staircase to a locked door on the second floor and once opened I walked into a gorgeous series of rooms that were all mine for the night. At this point, I was wishing I was staying longer. It was authentic and beautiful. My kind of place.
I changed and went downstairs to a patio where dinner was being served to four other guests. One couple from Germany invited me to join them, which I ...