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Unplanned: joining a group tour to Egypt


LAUREN KEITH Destination editor for the Middle East and North Africa, Lonely Planet @noplacelike_it

HAD I ACTUALLY SAID YES TO THIS? Group trips are not my bag – I’m an independent traveller and a shy introvert, and the thought of having to make small talk with 15 strangers for the next 10 days had me seriously considering becoming a temporary hermit. But there I was, jostling through a few Boeing 777s’-worth of people in the arrivals hall at Cairo International, simultaneously heading for, yet being repulsed by, a sign emblazoned with the tour’s name.

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