Seeing what life is like for Egyptians who live along the Nile River was an eye-opening experience. The differences from my Western way of life were harshly obvious. I'm sure many of the people there could not even imagine some of the comforts I take for granted while living in America. Despite our differences, the Egyptian people often reminded me of our human similarities with their kind smiles and hospitable hearts. They taught me a lot and I won't soon forget the lessons learned while traveling down this mighty river.