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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 ...
... much at times, especially when the motorbikes spewed clouds of exhaust all over us and everything else, but mostly it was just fascinating. Many of the smaller streets are covered, so they stay a little cooler, but the smells and the exhaust are more intense there also.
We got to our appointment a little early, but that was when I thought our appointment was at 12. Ooops. So we left and walked around some more until our actual appointment at 1:00. We found ...
... then Marrakech. Marrakech is definitely the hagglers paradise. - Make sure you use 1/2 the price they are giving you!
- Skoura- The place we stood was literally like an Oasis in the middle of the arid land. We had to go through these rocks with some water on the ground it was crazy. But then we made it up to this small town, where there was a wedding happening next to the Riad we stood in. This Riad - I wish I had more pictures of, ...
... work pretty hard in most cases to stand out from the rest of the crowd to get our attention, which we gladly put to the test!
Something I really enjoyed about talking to people in Marrakech was the fluency most locals had with so many different languages. I usually initiated in their native french, switched to Spanish when my 4 phrases ran their course, and often resorted to english when finalizing my deals with them. But as tricky and stubborn ...