I lived in Egypt in total for two years. The first in 2011 the second in 2015. Here are some of my highlights. No they are not majestic photos. They are memories. Stories. People. And the essence of why I wanted to live abroad in the first place. Egypt was the first "real" solo experience I had that wasn't a western country. It made me who I am today.
When I first got news that I had been accepted for a job in Cairo, all those years ago, I was terrified, nervous, excited, anxious and ecstatic all in one. My friends and relatives all begged me to stay in America. Some of them tried to scare me with horror stories about women rapes or murders. They tried and tried to keep me from going. I can't blame them. They didn't know the truth. In fact, no one I knew had ever been to Egypt before. How could they know, other than what the media told them? I was 21 years old the day I got on the airplane heading to Cairo. I would have many ups and downs, highs and lows and many learning experiences over the course of the years...
But I wouldn't change it for the world!
My Best Friend & I in 2011 V.S. 2015
That Time I Raced a Camel During a Lunar Eclipse (I won)
My Mom's First Stamp in her Passport
Egyptian Culture and History
The Friends I Made
Thank You Egypt.
With Love, Krystal