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.
... the sights as we drove by. He dropped us off on a side street in the Medina where our Riad host was waiting. He took us through the tiny, quiet streets showing us "landmarks" (the black restaurant sign, the two olive trees) to help us remember our way through the maze of roads.
We made it inside Riad, and it was just beautiful. The weather was nice, and this was reflected in the coolness of the Riad. We went to the courtyard and sat down. We were ...
... chilled out long meals in a few fancy hotels and Riyads rather than fighting it out in the souk for a good bargain. After a peek in Jemaa el fna I headed out to find a quieter side of Marrakesh in cafes and homeware stores in Nouvelle Ville, and the gardens restored by YSL in Jardens Majorelle with a fantastic paint ...