06/15/13

A Day of Rest

Ivan woke up at 5 am on June 15, 2013 since he was really sick.  His stomach really hurt and he was so cold that he was shivering.  He took some medicine, but still felt bad.  I’m glad he didn’t feel like this on the train.  I knew it would be a day of rest for both of us. 

We used the internet for a short while.  Went back to sleep at 7 am and woke up at noon.

Ivan, Lil Dave and I went to lunch at Un Déjeuner à Marrakech.  I had a mint tea while Ivan had a smoothie with yogurt.  Ivan and I shared a vegetable and goat cheese sandwich and a courgette soup.  Lil Dave had a banana and chocolate pancake.  The soup was good, but the sandwich was only okay. 

Ivan still wasn’t feeling 100%, but he felt better.  My stomach still felt odd, but nothing major.

We relaxed at the riad.  Ivan used the internet while I worked on getting the blog up to date.

Ivan, Lil Dave and I walked around Jemaa el-Fna square for a few minutes. 

Moroccan lamps for sale

Lil Dave went to meet Reggie the monkey at a good market restaurant which only served monkeys and was famous for their banana tajines.

Ivan found a great Italian place for dinner called Pepe Nero

The entrance to Pepe Nero

A beautiful pool welcomed us at the entrance of the restaurant.

Ivan and I shared a salmon cake and eggplant parmesan with tuna for our starters. 

Salmon cake at Pepe Nero

Our main course was fettuccine with salmon and a salsa rosa sauce.  The food was very, very tasty.

We started making our way back.  Ivan was confused and a few little kids said a street was closed.  Ivan said he wanted to go to Jamaa el-Fna square.  The kids started taking us towards the square.  Ivan was walking fast and he hit his head on a tunnel.  The kids were annoying because the street that they said was closed wasn’t actually closed.  Don’t fall for this stupid trick.  A guy started following the kids.  We told them we knew our way back to our riad, but they kept following us.  We got to our riad and they wanted money.  But, I said Leave us alone, we knew how to get here.

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