Last night we returned to Cairo. The first class sleeper train was full so we got the second class day train. We had prepared ourselves for the worst, as it only cost £5 for a 600 mile journey. Over all we were pleasantly surprised. The seats had lots of legroom and were comfortable enough, although the numb bum set in after the 12th hour of the 14 hour journey. I could not say the train was clean, but it was not far off something you would encounter in the UK. The toilet was a bit worse, somewhere between British Rail and The Glastontonbury Festival. Not a problem for the men but a little more of a challenge for the ladies on a moving train. Two of the windows in our carriage were shattered but holding together, I imagine they wait for them to fall out before they are replaced. Everyone had a seat number on their ticket but a few seats were broken, this caused a few arguments. At one point an Army Captain was called in to resolve the dispute. It was all highly entertaining and helped pass the time.