The person in front of me swerved to the right, narrowly avoiding a crash. There were no lanes, just a jumble of people out of control weaving past each other. Some were on the wrong side of traffic heading straight for me.
If this scene had taken place on a Cairo street, it would have been completely normal. But this was way crazier. This was in a Cairo…ice-skating rink?
Nevermind that it was the middle of June. I was in the middle of the Sahara Desert, where people get excited when it occasionally rains, let alone when they see ice that’s not in a freezer.
I didn’t disappoint. After displaying my skills of slowly skating around the rink without completely falling over, I was asked to join the Egyptian National Figure Skating Team.