I was the one leaving, he was the one saying goodbye to me. Surprisingly, I still felt the same emotions I felt as a child when he was the one leaving. I could not understand it all. I had expected it to be different at least a little bit. I thought the excitement that I felt would finally change the sadness that I was feeling at the time, sadly this was not the case. My Father said “Take care of yourself and call me as soon as you land”. “I will” I managed to reply, trying not to show him that I’m sad. We then hugged, I turned and walked past the security check leaving him there, fighting the urge to look back, and see him.
I made my way to the waiting lounge and grabbed my seat. It was a warm Friday morning, the clock had just turn 5 am. The boarding time was two hours away so I decided to kill some time by doing a final check of my documents. It was the first time for me to travel w...
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...o make him happy, and I promised to call him back the minute I got an American number.
The embassy driver arrived and told us that he could not take us to the embassy since it was already closed for the day. He suggested we look for a place to sleep, then proceed to the embassy on Monday. We really did not have any other choice and asked him to take us to nearest hotel to Qatar embassy. Ahmed and Ali were excited by the turn of events, I on the other hand, was not and felt a bit nervous, and Mohammed slept as soon as he got into the car so I take it he was not the least bit concerned. Thirty minutes later we had arrived at our hotel room. It was one of the most glamorous places, it was in the middle of DC near the famous M street, which is all my friend use to talk about back home. Nevertheless, we were just happy to be there, to finally be in America.
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