Wow so detailed and such an interesting read. Reminded me of my trip there years ago.
I arrived in Cairo, Egypt on September 20th at around 1 PM after enjoying a conversation with an American man from Texas on the short 2 hour and 15 minute flight from Istanbul, Turkey. As I stepped off the plane onto the jet way, I realized I was in the motherland. I was breathing African air for the first time and as my lungs continued to expand and deflate, I started to feel a little emotional. Yeah, I know that sounds corny and all but I had always wanted to feel African soil beneath my feet and the time had finally arrived. I was so excited I practically ran to get my passport stamped, passing many of the passengers who had disembarked before me. I joined the line of about 3 people and when it was my turn the really official, serious looking guy in the military looking uniform said,
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