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A Year in Egypt

I went to Egypt only one year after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.  Security was very tight.  I remember walking down the steps from the plane to the tarmac and seeing soldiers with guns at the bottom!  On the drive to the pension where we spent our first night in the country, more armed soldiers were positioned behind sandbags in windows along the thoroughfare.  I remember wondering if I could handle living in such a place.  That memory overshadows actually meeting my host family the next morning.