Yesterday, Shonali and I took a three-hour train from Casablanca to Marrakech, which would not have been so bad except that it was not air conditioned. So basically the whole time it just got hotter and hotter, until we got off the train with our giant bags into the sun and it got even hotter than that.
Then, we got lost on our way to the hostel and ended up wandering around the medina (old city), continually asking directions and being pointed the wrong way. Finally, we wandered into this furniture store, where the owner immediately took pity on us and had the store’s errand boy show us the way. It involved a lot of twisty alleys, and I don’t think we would have found it on our own. Anyway, we are now here, planning our week and waiting for the temperature to cool down a bit (fingers crossed for 100 degrees!) so we can go exploring some more in the late afternoon and evening.