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Pole to Pole

Day 58: Luxor to Aswan

Michael Palin - Pole to Pole'We women can't resist shopping,' she says and leaning over the side, shouts down a price. She looks pleased at the aggrieved response.

'I love to haggle!'

The sound of Yorkshire and Arabic haggling drift across the Nile. Pat's husband is more interested in our mutual connection with Sheffield than shopping. Did I know that the British Open Barber's Shop Quartet Champions hail from Sheffield?

I'm more worried about tonight's fancy-dress party at which everyone is required to 'do a turn', and I use the quiet time after the others have gone off to Edfu to learn the Percy Bysshe Shelley poem 'Ozymandias':


I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . .
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Pole to Pole
  • Day: 58
  • Country/sea: Egypt
  • Place: The Nile
  • Book page no: 127

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