My Journey To Egypt: The Day That Changed My Life

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The time had arrived for me, my sister, and my aunt to board the plane. Once I stepped foot on the plane, I knew it was real, and there was no turning back. My heart was beating out of my chest, but we were fortunate to be through the awful sincerity on our way to Egypt. Before I knew it, we were in the air and headed to see my baby cousin. After sixteen hours on a plane and spending an extra day in Illinois, were finally in Egypt. My time spent in Egypt was not only memorable, but it changed my life forever. Egypt thought me to always try new things, never judge anyone, and never take anything for granted.
Once we were in Egypt and I saw my cousin for the first time in a year, I knew trying something new was worth it. When my aunt told me that she wanted us to go to Egypt, I was scared to death. I had never ridden an airplane before, and I was going to be on three for a total of sixteen hours. I was beyond afraid, but I knew I could do it. After spending just a few hours in
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I saw some of the most awful sights while being there. I saw kids walking around with no shoes and people begging for money. One day we went to a place called Garbage City. In Garbage City, people live in the garage. They separate the good from the bad, and sell the garbage to make money. I had never seen something so heartbreaking. Seeing children eating from garbage made me realize how wonderful my life really is. Before going to Egypt, I never thought about how people in other countries live. I thought America was a scary place, but that was before I was scared to walk on the streets. Egypt caused me to think about others more than myself. When I see a homeless person, I no longer think about they have no money. Instead, I think about how they got to where they are, and if someone is helping them. After seeing how awful people have it in Egypt, I will never take for granted how wonderful I have it in
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