Palais Riad Calipau Marrakech
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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 ...
... started coming up and helping. We finally got to our place and realized we had to tip these guys but we didn't have any change for them. We said we'd get it from the hostel after checking in but even they didn't have change! (What hostel doesn't have change!!!). Needless to say it was a little stressful and overwhelming and all Lisa and I were thinking was that we should have stayed in the Canary Islands with Jody. We sat in the hostel for a little bit to relax ...
... through the markets, past the second hand section, had a peek into the donkey parking area (yes, you read that right!) then wandered through the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats sections, which had an even worse smell than the souks we'd visited!! There were plenty of goats heads on display, and the fish section was disgusting!! After we wandered through there and past the spices and other random parts, we walked past the barbers! There were people there ...