By Sarah Wali
While everyone was out and partying in
It was about when my friend Ahmed and I pulled up to the Cosmopolitan hotel in downtown
“You are in
I don’t know what I expected. I had never been in downtown
The presence of the force, in and of itself, did not bother me. I got over that shock when we took a road trip to Sinai and were stopped at almost a dozen checkpoints. Rather, it was the efficiency of the police force. Anyone who has tried to get any official documents done in
I would have liked to have stopped at one of them to talk to the officers, but I was told that would not be a good idea. I don't think they wouldn’t have talked to me anyway. I do know I felt like I was in a war zone. That danger was around every corner. Yet, I felt safe in an odd sort of way. Like Big Brother was watching. No one could hurt me, except the police.