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Egypt … the Trip of a Lifetime Written By Cathy Katavich Photography By Cathy Katavich & Hamdy Abbass W hen our friend Hamdy Abbass asked my husband Peter and me to travel with him and his wife, Magda, to Egypt, we were hesitant. But after some contemplation, the reminder that Egypt was on the bucket list and that we heard great reviews from people who had been on one of Hamdy’s earlier trips, we acquiesced. Hamdy and Magda graciously invited us to their home for a trip orientation and an introduction to the food of Egypt. Magda had prepared a “light lunch” — pita bread, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, chicken and beef kabob, tahini, hummus, koshari, and desserts. It was a very tasty presentation of what was to come! 96 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN APRIL/MAY 2018