4. “Sunrise over Egypt” (The Hajj Journal)

Sun hiding behind the clouds.

September 11, 2015

So this is what jet lag feels like. At home it’s 9:50 pm; here we just had breakfast. I got to see sunrise above Egypt. The horizon was at first a deep, hazy orange that I’d never seen before. Gradually the sky lightened and I could see the rolling desert. One interesting point is that I noticed that even though the sun was above the horizon, the land directly below us was still dark. I mean, I’ve always known that the earth is round, but as with anything, it’s one thing to learn the proof of something, and quite another to actually experience it for yourself. Continue reading “4. “Sunrise over Egypt” (The Hajj Journal)”