ARE FOREVER !
with this line i would like to start my new blog which is about my stay and experiences in Egypt. though i was in Egypt for a short span of time but it was worth. i spent 6 beautiful weeks of my life there teaching young kids about Indian culture and tradition. there is a lot of Similiarities in our Indian culture and middle eastern culture.the people there were very humble and kind Hearted though exceptions are always there. But things weren’t always this good. The day I landed in Egypt, at 7 a.m. in Cairo, I got conned by the taxi guy who made me pay an insane amount of money to get from the airport to my friend’s place in the city. and it was not the last time i was conned. At that moment, I felt outrageous. The only thing that stopped me from doing exactly that, was being in an unknown city, knowing that people lie just around the corner to prey on the weak. I felt my self-esteem sink and my growing anxiety only continued to slam it further.
How could I let myself be cheated?
How could I be so stupid?
How can I answer my family now?
But being alone and having no one to rely on, I refused to let myself crumble. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, right? The moment passed quite quickly and I enjoyed the rest of my rather short stay in cairo. Later, I found out that several of my friends who had visited cairo had gone through the exact same situation. Turns out that people at the cairo airport are just waiting to scam unsuspecting tourists. After all, travellers have been the juiciest targets for conmen since time immemorial.
This incident was an exception. As I ventured deeper into egypt, I only realised just how amazing the people really are. If you are friendly and nice, even if you can’t communicate with each other in the same language, the people will do anything to help you. they treated me just as someone treats his/her family. and in between all of this , it was my time to go back, to say Goodbyes ! but as you all know goodbyes are always hard to say .
“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.”
― Nicholas Sparks
Thats really deep !! isn’t it ? with these beautiful and deep lines of sir Nicholas i would like to end my blog. do tell me if you like it. yours ideas would be appreciated. 🙂