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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 ...
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 ...
... had been made with love! It was so delicious! After that we got back in the van and had another beautiful drive through the mountains, valleys and desert-ish plains back into Marrakech. We got dropped off at the hotel, where we chilled out for a while. Darren played some guitar and I chilled in the lobby with the boys using the wifi. Then I went for a dip in the pool by myself before heading back up to the room, getting some room service pizza, watching some TV and going to ...
... with certain elements of the tour, overhears my comment and is dumbfounded that a gay tour would actually book into a hotel where there is no alcohol served, and where we might not be particularly welcomed by the devout Moslem owners. Word spread through the bus pretty quickly, and leading questions are asked of the guide, like "What time does the bar close at our hotel?" Some people say that the presence or absence of a bar is not a big factor ...