The rental car lady took an agonizing 45 minutes to meet me at the train station parking lot, leaving me just 25 minutes to get a ticket and board the 12:45 train. I needed cash and the ATM was only operating in French. Luckily, I am quite familiar with the buttons to push for money after lots of practice. Then a long line for a ticket to Fes – an 8.5 hour train trip for $31.00.
The train left at 12:45 PM, right on time. I was just getting settled in the first class compartment and still sweating heavily from all rushing as the train departed.
Will arrive in Fes at 8:20 PM and do not yet have a room booked. Need to work on that, I guess. I call it ‘hot packing’. Somehow, the less I plan, the better it seems to work out. Let’s see what happens.
Enjoyed the freedom of a car the last 5 days, so will get another one and explore northern Morocco. Have heard and read good things about the region and the infamous Rif Mountains, so will give it a good effort.