Riad l'Etoile d'Orient
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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 ...
... the sights as we drove by. He dropped us off on a side street in the Medina where our Riad host was waiting. He took us through the tiny, quiet streets showing us "landmarks" (the black restaurant sign, the two olive trees) to help us remember our way through the maze of roads.
We made it inside Riad, and it was just beautiful. The weather was nice, and this was reflected in the coolness of the Riad. We went to the courtyard and sat down. We were ...
... walked through an archway and discovered a cemetery and I was just raising my camera up to take a photo, when several homeless women yelled at me; presumably to stop. A guard with a gun yelled at me. I had to show him my photos on the viewfinder of my camera to prove I hadn't taken any photos.
We walked through Cyber Park, which has free Wi Fi and random internet stations throughout the park. Pretty cool. We also went to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet