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 ...
... 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.
... a little girl, probably not quite two. She cried and screamed nearly the entire 2 1/2 hour flight. The man behind me was holding a little girl about the same age who liked to kick my chair and slam the tray table closed every few minutes. Occasionally, the brother (behind) would yell at the screaming girl in front of me. Did I mention that I had a migraine?
Once we deplaned (first step on African soil--woohoo!), we had a really long line to go through ...
... sort out what we were going to do, then ended up going back to the train station and booking a second class ticket on the night train. We can only hope now that there'll be a seat for us so we can sleep on the train! I don't really fancy the idea of a train from 9pm to 7am sleepless! After that we went to KFC and got a meal, I ate Darren's chips and coleslaw, then we went back over to the hotel. The boys had gone, they had a flight to catch, so we missed out on ...