I'm back in Cairo after a 13 year absence. When I last visited I came with CAABU and some legends as Jon Trickett MP, now almost back in the shadow cabinet, and Phyllis Starkey.
This time it is a visit for the Tribal Group where I work as an Associate. We've businesses across the Mid East - in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Jordan and Syria - and we're actively pursuing others. We're here to examine opportunities for Education which is one of our three specialisms.
The car horns go off all night in the City but my welcome at the airport was outstanding the more so given it was fifteen minutes after midnight!
I had a quite morning studying my brief before meeting our head honcho who'd flown in from the UAE. We've seven presentations in the next two days.