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 ...
... Cafe and went there for something cold to drink. We had Coke Lights, and Hunter ordered some hummus for lunch. The heat and my migraine kept my hunger at bay.
We were up on the terrace by ourselves, but then a large group of (highschoolers?) from Bristol, England joined us. We had a good time talking to them. They had been trekking in the Atlas Mountains for three weeks. They are going home tomorrow.
We got to the spa right on time this time. ...
... made mosaic artefacts. The workers were cutting up the little pieces and putting them together in a pattern piece by piece. Really beautiful.
- We started to see the many types of djellabas (long robes with a pointy hood) that the men and women wear. Our guide in Fes said he had about five - some for summer and some for winter.
- In Fes, we met Youssef, our second guide who would be taking us all the way ...
... A Medina has five essential elements, A mosque A public fountain, A public bakery A public hammam (bath house) A school Sitting in our Riad writing this and looking around I observe that there are no windows to the outside. All of our rooms look out on an inside courtyard. Must say I miss looking out. The one time that anarchy took over on this trip is when we visited ...