So I’m a nerd.
I had a 12 hours layover in Casablanca, Morocco, and all I could think of the entire time was…
“I’m on Tatooine!” That’s the home of Luke Skywalker. If you don’t know who Luke Skywalker is you are totally hopeless.
I’m guessing there were less dead cows lying around on Tatooine. They probably got eaten up by sand worms or something. I counted four dead cows from the train between the airport and the city. None are featured in this video, but you’ll get the idea of the landscape.
If you ever have a long layover in Casablanca, here’s what I recommend. Get a room at the airport hotel. Leave your luggage. Grab the train into town. Get off at the Casa Voyageurs. Hire a cabdriver. Have him give you the three-hour tour for about $25-$30 (that’s about what a cab ride costs from the airport, hence taking the train). Take the tour of the huge mosque, see the beach, be whisked away to a carpet store, and eat some awesome food.