Rabat - It might surprise my readers to know that one of my favorite things about Morocco is the ONCF. Yes, sometimes the train is so overcrowded that even standing on both legs is not an option! Yes, sometimes the clima does not work--even in first class--and you start to gently boil in your sweaty, sun-filled seat. Yes, sometimes the train is delayed for what seems like forever, with no explanation whatsoever. (I almost hate ONCF whenever I hear (tawakof ghayr motawaka3) "unexpected stop."

Morocco’s ONCF Launches a Special Train Program for Eid-al-Fitr
Ilona Gerbakher is a student, traveler and writer currently living in Rabat and studying French, Arabic and Darija.