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My current office in CAI..... one my team members here sorted meet & greet service for me. Whisked into a BMW straight off the plane and off to a separate building. Private arrival security screening done .. of sorts. Passport taken. USD taken (for Visa on arrival). Baggage receipt taken.
I have my USD change..... just waiting on my bag and passport and hopefully entry into the country. No idea what's going on, but I'm told it just works!
A shot of the River Nile coming into land, too. Passed over some mountains somewhere in Europe too, not sure where as no map.
A lot of people were complaining on the flight over. It was an A321 NEO (not A320 NEO as I said before), was supposed to be a 787 apparently. The A320/321 NEO seats are super thin and have no recline. There was also no hot meals and no IFE so people were somewhat irate.... I didn't really care!
Well, that wasn't good, went to the shakedown, hadn't even taken a photo as I was changing lenses, I was facing away from the road to protect the camera from rain drops, I heard a noise, looked up and behind me a car had gone off the road hitting spectators. One very serious, 3 or 4 others with serious injuries and several others with less threatening injuries. It Happened less than 30 metres from me.
It was tarmac and it had rained a little, so it was a little slippery, the driver probably had cold tyres as it was near the start.
5 ambulances, 4 fire trucks and 3 helicopters arrived in quick succession.
Of course the stage was stopped.
Times like this makes you realise how quickly things can change, I feel for the driver/codriver, the injured of course, hopefully things turn out ok.
A sunset viewed from the Conrad Cairo. Disappeared into the haze in the end..... yes, that's another Hilton on the other side of the River Nile
I can't really say I recommend the Conrad, it's fairly dated, the rooms have a bit of a stale smoke smell (I have tried multiple rooms, I've just given up now!) even on supposed non-smoking floors and the breakfast buffet whilst adequate, is far below even many Hilton hotels I've stayed in!