Club Med Marrakech le Riad
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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 ...
... a room. The spa was lovely, and our 1-hour massages were WONDERFUL. It was a soft, relaxing massage with essential oil. It was great in general, but it was even better for my migraine. When she massaged my neck, face and scalp, that was the best. To top it off, we had mint tea afterward.
We then came home, showered, and relaxed for awhile during the hottest part of the day. The Canadians arrived, so we got to meet them. They might be joining us on our ...
... great, we had fish and rice, bastilla, veggies, it was sooo good. Also, a tangine chicken! So much food, the Moroccans do not skimp when it comes to food!
- Merzouga- Was where we went to put our stuff down in a hotel and then head out to Sahara Desert. We had a guide that took my husband and I. His name was Mohammed and he was fluent in Spanish, which definitely helped us because his English wasn't really good. He showed us how we got to ...
... my way through all of Marrakech lasted almost every waking minute I was there. I couldn't have asked for a better partner-in-crime whose skills matched my own, and who enjoyed spending 8 hours a day walking around, buying 40 cent orange juices and 30 cent fish sandwiches around town. As sad as I am to go home next week, I'm glad my time here ended with such a big bang, going to Africa for the first time, and having stories and memories to last a lifetime.