In the evening I walked down to Nile Street, the equivalent to the Embankment in London. The Nile is a great deal bigger than the Thames though. On the way there and back to the flat, I passed the Ministry of Justice, where very official looking guards sat at the gates. They all wanted to practice their very limited English, ‘Hello, how are you?’ I am finding generally that people are keen to do this, and that this is the standard phrase. The other thing people ask is whether I am English.