Arriving to Giza
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WE got a two day delay on our tour, we were suppose to arrive on a Saturday but because of the storm that we got to face in San Francisco we ended up arriving on a Sunday evening...we were on the runway for six hours where i watched two movies, and after running out of food, the plane needs to go back to the gate for refills. So we have to stay overnight in New Jersey to catch our plane the next day. I was hoping that everything would be just fine after all the mishap in San Francisco, but while i was on the plane and waiting to take off, the captain just announced that we would be having another delay with our flight, something got broken on the plane and it would take 2-3 hours to fix it, so we have the possibility of missing our connecting flight from Milan to Egypt, and there i was saying to myself "if this trip is not ours', i would rather go back to San Francisco now.
When the captain announce that we were ready to take off, i felt a relief but yet still unreluctant of what's going to happen when we arrive in Milan.
Anyways when we arrived in Milan, we only have 10 minutes to catch our plane to Egypt, so we have to rush and run. I don't know how fast we went, but we were really fast. Me and my friend were just pushing ourselves from the line going to another gate(we need to pass another metal detector which is very nerve racking because of all the mishap that was happening to us, and we knew that the other passengers were getting irritated because we were going right in front of them, but what can we do, we made four months of planning for this, and we don't want to miss another day.
Finally, we arrived in Egypt, our luggage was not in the plane, and we don't have any clothing items or toiletries. Our tour guide who was in the airport took care of the paper works for lost luggage, then we requested to stop by the market but he had no time to drop us off because we need to catch our night train. Long story short, we missed the 2nd day of the tour and we have no refunds for this.
Tired, exhausted, yet i am excited that day. I have finally arrived in Egypt, my long awaited trip. I would experience my first train ride, a view of the only remaining ancient wonders of the world and i told myself that I would not let frustration get unto me after all the challenges we encountered with this trip.
While i was on the train, i felt a little bit fascinated with the place, like the plane they also have a stewardess here, they are responsible in converting our sits to bunk beds. The room also have a personal sink, a night lamp where you can also dim the light if you want too, and also have a radio which plays Egyptian music. The toilet, not the most sanitary one, it goes direct to the railways, so it gives you the warning not to use it when you are on a stop. I think i saw this scene when I was watching the movie "The Mummy" starred by Brandon Fraser. Anyways I can't afford to stay up all night, and had no time to meet the rest of the group. They were having a meet up at the center of the train where they have the bar, just decided to stay in our room and rest for the night.