Egypt: 5

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

The strangest presence was our nameless “secret agent,” a handsome young man who joined our tour-group for only one day.

“This is our undercover-not-so-undercover agent,” quipped Mohammed.

Not-so-undercover was right. In temperatures of 105 degrees F., our agent wore a suit and tie. The blazer barely concealed his machine-gun. The man smiled and nodded to me every time we passed each other; he seemed pleasant enough. But with no name or apparent English skills, his presence became an amusement for his flock. He joined us on a trip to Philae (my favorite temple, located on an island), and to the High Dam, a startlingly huge civil engineering project. Then he disappeared.

Or did he?


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