While traveling to university by train, I noticed a sound coming from afar and getting gradually louder. A traveling salesman was inviting random passengers to his brother’s wedding.
The words “Cairo Return” are written on third class roundtrip train tickets from the capital Cairo to my hometown of Ashmoun, located in the south of the Delta of Egypt. When I started university, the train
became a regular part of my life, and I would make the four hour round trip several times a week.
Every single person on the train has their own worlds and imaginations, gathered together by fate for a few hours a time.