Around the World in 80 Days
Day 6: 30 September
Today's passenger intake has changed the character of the Espresso Egitto considerably. The leisurely sprinkling of smiling Egyptians and dour Scots with whom we left Venice has now been swamped by dreadlocked German bikers and package holidaymakers on 36-hour excursions to Egypt. There are a lot of thin, badly dressed Egyptians with plastic carrier bags and resigned, unsmiling faces. The sound of hawking and spitting is almost as frequent now as Mr Lalli's increasingly desperate announcements. As we pass the long, mediaeval harbour wall and ease into the eastern Mediterranean, we're still 200 short of a full complement of passengers. What it must be like when full hardly bears thinking about.
Choose another day from Around the World in 80 Days
- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 6
- Date: 30 September
- Country/sea: Greece
- Place: Heraklion
- Book page no: 33
Bookmarks will keep your place in one or more series. But you'll need to register and/or log in.