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.
... bit and decided to then go an explore all the side streets and little shops along the way. There were tons of stores selling all kinds of clothing, jewelry, spices, etc. Lisa bought a pair of (Mick Jagger AKA MC Hammer) pants and we just explored it all. We walked towards the royal palace in hopes of walking around in the garden and around the palace but the royals actually live there so it was all closed off. We then wanted to go to another little ...
... a good sharp shave, with a pretty scary looking blade! One of them came to try to get our business by showing us the rotten yellow tooth he had just ripped out of someone's head with pliers, and probably no anesthetic! The local dentist! Pretty mental! After this we drove along up to the Atlas Mountains where we stopped in a Berber village and went into a Berber house. We got a bit of a tour through the house and got some amazing views from the terrace on the ...