Riad Dar El Ghali
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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 ...
... was beautiful, but even better was the amazing floral scent coming from the flowering trees. Hunter had a Berber tagine, and I had a chicken tangia. We also had Moroccan pastries and mint tea for dessert. It was all quite delicious with beautiful surroundings.
Tonight is the last night of Ramadan here in Morocco. It is one reason why we are going on our day trip tomorrow (everything will be closed for Eid).
For all my Muslim friends: Eid Mubarak!
The alarm went off at 4 am. Bleh. We had stayed up past 11 pm getting our suitcases and everything ready. We were a bit bleary eyed.
There was already a Moroccan (?) man sitting in the lobby when we went downstairs at 4:45. A few others came after us. Some of them took the 5 am shuttle with us. We were at the airport by 5:05 am. We got checked in then headed to security, which took awhile. There was something in Hunter's backpack they didn't like on the ...
... to the Tazi hotel near the plaza that would be playing the game (and serving beer). Tazi hotel had a room full of plastic chairs and a flat screen tv fixed to the wall. There were already quite a few Moroccans there. We got given our seats and beer to settle in for the game (Dan pointing and exclaiming "See!" everytime he saw a woman in the crowd). We chanted along with the crowd ' Maroc, Maroc, Maroc' and when Morocco scored their winning goal the room went crazy. ...