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Egypt, that one word holds a world of images and elicits a universe of reactions. For many, Egypt is a bucket list destination; its iconic history fascinating imaginations throughout the world. For others, news of political situations, protests and perceived danger make it a country to avoid.

The reality of Egypt is both and neither. It is, though, altogether wonderful for people who take the time to get to know the people and their country. Like any other country, the fortunate traveler who returns begins to experience deeply. I am that fortunate traveler, having worked in Egypt several times a year over a ten year period. My Egyptian friends’ children grew up and became wonderful young adults over that time. It was a privilege to know wonderful people and I thank them for the beautiful friendships.

Many posts follow as moments in time during the ten years of visits–from the first visit on crutches wearing a boot to the start of the second project and the final visit. Egypt and all her beautiful people, I love you. I miss you.

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