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 ...
... the Riad at around 11 am. We walked toward the spa and went into some streets that were just crazy: stalls of meat hanging in the open air (like half pigs for example)--couldn't stand the sight of the flies buzzing around the meat, stalls of some sort of cactus that I think they peel and eat??, huge bunches of mint--smelled really good, pastries that attracted gazillions of bees, and lots and lots of people, bikes, motorbikes all trying to fit in the same place. It was ...
Update on the storks was wondering why they are breeding here now instead of Europe. Global warming makes conditions right to stay all year. Migration pattern upset. Marakesch is amazing, a large city full of trees, surrounded by 20 000 date palms on an oasis. All the buildings are the same earthy color. Hotel 1st class but very hot (40 degrees) quite arvo poolside. Carriage ride this ...
... two Belgians, who were overall rather quiet, and a mother and son from Holland, the latter of whom was a student of artificial intelligence.
Loek invited me to join him on the rooftop afterwards, though we ended up in his private quarters comparing notes of film making.
When I said I was tired and off to bed, he invited me to stay and sleep with him...whoops, I was taken by surprise and didn't react, said the children were waiting for me and mumbled a sleepy farewell.
Other places to stay in Marrakech
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