Returning From Egypt

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I woke up around 1:00pm and I called the front desk asking them when is late check out, they told me its 2:00pm so I went back to sleep until 2:00pm and then I got up to shower and pack. My friends were laughing at how lazy I was being but I was exhausted after the long day/night the day before.

The driver to the airport was ready and so I was almost done with everything in the room. I was dragging myself from the room to the lobby to check out, I looked at the bill and went over everything they charged for. Then I was saying goodbye to the guys in the lobby, and I headed out. My flight was at 6:30pm and I left the hotel at 3:35pm, my friend told me it would take 30-40mins to get to the airport, no less then 30 minutes. I thought let me see if I can get there faster, I told the driver I don’t care how he drives just get me there in less then 30 minutes.

After that statement the driver turned and asked me if I would be scared, I told him to do his worst and his worst he did. He was driving like a maniac, and it felt like a roller coaster. I have no one to blame but myself, and it was very entertaining, he was splitting lanes, flying past buses, sliding a few times during turns, and we arrived in 21 minutes.

This time on the way out I found out there is a VIP service that you pay $100 to sit in a lounge while they check in your bags and stamp your passport while you sit and wait in a somewhat comfortable area. While everything was done I went straight to the business lounge and I passed out on the couch from 4:15 until 5:30pm, then the guy woke me up to board the plane. I boarded the plane and went to sleep before take off, I was lucky I did that since the plane was 45 minutes late. This time I was lucky we had a more experienced pilot, and the flight was mostly filled with business men, so no screaming kids.

Kuwait airport was something else though, they couldn’t land the plane at a gate since it seemed there were too many planes. So that meant a long wait for bags, which turned into a 20 minute wait to get our bags, and I didn’t get mine until 25 minutes after that so that was another 45 minutes, at peak efficiency! I was happy to get into my Landcruiser and drive home on the open roads of Kuwait.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

11 Comments

  1. Welcome back to our egg frying asphalt hot country =D

  2. Lama

    I have not been to Cairo since the 1991. and from your posts I don’t think it changed at all. The only place in Egypt (in my humble opinion !!) that does not feel Egyption is Sharm Al Sheikh.

    anyway Welcome back :) Ya BaSha

  3. 7emdella 3al salama :P Bs at least you got to leave for a bit and experience something out of the norm :P The norm of your current schedule that is :P

  4. 7iimdillah 3ala al salamah! i need details on that service you talked about. Cairo airport is a nightmare. Wonder if they offer it on arrival too.

  5. 7amdellah 3ala salamah man….nawaret el kuwait!

  6. 7mdela 3al salamaa ya gay min elsafaar

    hope u enjoyed om eldonya!

  7. 7emdellah 3al salama, LOL! @ the taxi driver, they’ll do anything! I bet he thought he was dreaming when you told him to drive as he wished. hehe.

  8. Berserk-KW: lol! Thanks!

    Lama: It has changed in regards to hotel and services! But I’m not the found of Sharm either! loooool! Basha!

    Jacqui: alah esalmich! It was a nice break for sure!

    Spicy Pepper: alah esalmich! The service is for $100 and can be booked through your travel agent, tell them you want the VIP service that flys you through arrival and departure!

    MAZE: alah esalmik!

    eshda3wa: alah esalmich! yup I did!

    N: alah esalmik! the taxi driver was entertaining as hell! He had his field day for that day!

  9. LooooooooooooooooooooooL
    you were 7adik dayeekh
    aham shay they woke you up to board the plane

  10. Zabo0o6a

    el7mdella 3al salama dear walaw inha met2a5ra :)

  11. Laialy: 7ady!!! I just wanted to sleeebbbbbb!!!

    Zabo0o6a: alah esalmich! :D

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