New Country Unlocked: Egypt

We arrived to our one-week holiday to be greeted by pouring rain. Apparently it was the first time it rained in more than a year. Sharm el Sheikh was clearly not prepared for this.

Tired after a mostly sleepless night of packing and a long flight, we piled our bags and kids into a creaky, dusty taxi. Kids in the laps, we were on our way.

The driver turned the windshield wipers on. The left one (on the driver’s side) stopped working before we were out of the airport parking lot. Okay… The right wiper was still on, and the driver could still see the not-so-busy road, sort of. It was going to be a short ride.

We pressed on. A minute later, the right wiper died, too. I guess those things just don’t get much use or testing in the Sinai desert.

We ended up completing the rest of our transfer with the driver sticking his head out of the left window while holding onto the driving wheel, going down the road slowly, indicator lights blinking. Those ten minutes lasted pretty long.

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