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.
... has air conditioning, so he got the prices for me. Marrakech to Meknes is a nearly 7-hour train ride, so I had to go with 1st Class; I just couldn't see sweltering for seven hours.
He also made an appointment for us at a spa for messages. We both woke up with migraines. Sigh. We both took Imitrex. Our appointment was for 1 pm, so we relaxed until then. Fortunately, Hunter's migraine went away. Mine improved quite a bit after I laid down for awhile.
... of food stalls had popped up whilst we were having dinner - how dare they? If only we had known .... What sights befell our eyes - worthy of a mention were the cooked sheep/goats' heads for A$10. Hmmmm .... maybe tomorrow. Debbie was not impressed!
On the way home, google maps proved useful when we missed a turning. Weatherwise, the night was balmy and very comfortable. We made our way back to the riad without pulling out the long ...
... Yves St. Laurent. It was stunningly beautiful (see pics) and shaded. On the grounds of the garden they have a Berber museum. In the museum there was a menorah made out of a rock! It was a single large stone with nine grooves, in which i assume the oil goes I wasn't allowed to take a photo of it, and I couldn't read the description, though I do know what menorah/Hanukkah looks like in ...