By Rashad Phillips
Since the 3rd grade, it was my dream to travel to Ancient Egypt to see The Grand Pyramids at Giza, The Sphinx, and sail the Nile River. In 2011, I got serious and began planning and preparing to make my dream trip become a reality. Two years later, I purchased my tickets and made travel plans. My family and friends feared for my safety because they perceived Egypt to be a dangerous Middle Eastern country. My experience was the exact opposite of their expectations. When I arrived in Egypt, I was welcomed with open arms as I visited sites in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel.
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