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Egypt – It’s sounds and smells – Egypt

EgyptI recently returned from 10 days in Egypt. While I was there I looked for stories. I wanted to remember things I could write about when I came home. Things to enlighten Americans about this exotic and alien country. To make us all better world neighbors. I did come back with stories, yes, but really, just shreds of stories. Opening sentences that led nowhere. An image here illuminated by a split second flash. An anecdote there. Impressions more than anything, that may or may not give insight into a complex society, one that is so different from ours. It was naive to think I could learn anything substantial to pass along in such a short time. But here goes anyway.Cairo is loud and dirty. Every morning the muezzin woke us at 5:00 calling the faithful to prayer.