To get here I had to first take a four hour train ride to Lisbon, thence to the airport via the subway. My flight to Casablanca was uneventful. After an hours layover I boarded a small jet to Marrakech. We ran into a violent sandstorm just short of our destination which rocked us around a bit but that cleared in time for a smooth landing. It was 43 degrees here today (109 F) but luckily I arrived after 6pm when the heat had mostly dissipated. My host made the most amazing Moroccan meal for me, which ruined my diet for today at least.
I have one day to take in as much of this city as I can before I’m obliged to join my Lonely Planet tour group. I don’t know how i’m going to handle the heat tomorrow. I may do some walking in the morning then retire to my room for a siesta from about noon to 4pm. I haven’t figured out what to do when the tour is finished.