Around the World in 80 Days
Day 16: 10 October
All the time made up on the hectic scramble from Jeddah is suddenly lost again, but there is nothing we can do. Clem disappears to have words with the owners, Nigel and the other Passepartouts to the other end of the quay to film. I'm left with the taxi drivers. One nods towards the Al Shama. 'You go on that?' He clearly can't believe it. The other joins in. 'These boats no restaurant!' He shakes his head vigorously, mistaking my smile for disbelief. 'No clean, nowhere sleep!' Now they both shake their heads, like witches. 'It will be six, seven days, you know. Terrible . . . Terrible! Three days on a dhow, fifteen in hospital!'
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- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 16
- Date: 10 October
- Country/sea: United Arab Emirates
- Place: Dubai
- Book page no: 62
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