At this time in 2017, I was in #Egypt on a solo trip. I’d done my research and decided to go on a long weekend, during a holiday from my then new teaching job in my #Dubai.
I pulled an all-nighter to make the trip work so by the time I got to the #PyramidsofGiza, I wasn’t feeling too well. But I had an amazing guide and after a good night of sleep, I had more than enough energy to deal with the #Egyptian heat and full days. I went to the #CairoMuseum, saw so many artefacts, and even went on a #Nilecruise.
After being diagnosed with #thyroidcancer in 2011, I made two promises to myself for when I got better— travel and get published as a writer.
Thankfully, I’ve had opportunities to do both.
I'm so glad I took the chance, in spite of media portrayals, and went for it. I experienced hospitality, beauty, and a trip of a lifetime. As a solo woman traveller, always do your research and talk to people who have been there.