As I stepped off the plane the dust and pollution instantly made it hard to breathe. I quickly made my way into the airport and headed through customs. I paid my 40USD for a visa and went in search of my baggage.
I was expecting no sign of my baggage, but again I had no problems with my baggage and customs hadn't taken my running nutrition for the ultra marathon which was good.
Next step was getting to the hotel. I walked out into the sweltering heat still in trousers from the flight. Taxi drivers from all directions were hassling me but I continued through acting like I knew what I was doing. I was expecting a hotel van to be there but somehow I managed to spot a man holding a small piece of paper with my name on it. I waved and he came over and helped with my baggage. What I was in for next I was certainly not expecting.
The ride to the hotel was crazy. The amount of vehicles on the road and the endless horns tooting at each other was intense - I have never experienced anything like it. There's organised chaos but this was just CHAOS.
I made it to the hotel, checked in. The thought of going out to explore was frightening. Hopefully after a few days I will get used to this.