Riad Al Badia
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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.
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 ...
... 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 ...
... to eat. The teas were so refreshing. The tagines were pretty good. It's an upscale place, targeted to tourists--that's all that was in there. I'm ready for something a little more authentic next time, though.
After we ate we continued down the one street to the end. The streets were much more lively than this morning with people on bikes and motorcycles, pedestrians, and people selling all kinds of things. We turned around and then made our way back to ...
"Right, let's sort the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy and those who trust me from the ones who don't."
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Monday 17th June 2013
With just this one last place to see before I rolled back into Europe, I'll confess that my focus had well and truly shifted before I even landed in Morocco. In fact for a while now I've been longing for the day I touch down in Europe. Back in the Maldives I looked ...