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Boarding the Venice-Simplon Orient Express.
Great Dustment of the World.
Venice, after we've cleaned it.
Threading ourselves through the eye of a needle.
With the Evzones of Athens.
On a camel called Michael at the Pyramids.
Captain Abbas of the Saudi Moon II (crossed out).
Warning: camels crossing.
Living on the edge – the facilities of the Al Sharma.
Man with a BBC series on his mind.
Captain Suleyman and Deyji Ramji show me the way.
The rising sun wakes Kasim.
Life on the Persian Gulf: writing, reading, bedding and, when there’s nothing else to do, filming.
With Clem and Ron in the library.
Preparing to leave the dhow at Bombay.
A street barber attends to my designer stubble.
The hot and lively streets of Madras.
‘Déjeuner sur la mer’ or barbecue day on the Susak.
Owing to an error in the BBC computer, I’m met by a Rolls-Royce in Hong Kong.
Attacked by a cockatoo in the bird market, Hong Kong.
On the ferry to Cheung Chow I note that they call this ‘Millionaire’s Weather’.
Life on the barges.
On my way into China.
On the train to Shanghai: Englishmen are a curiosity in Intermediate Class.
Boy looking out of the window on the Shanghai Express.
At Zhen-Zhou station – China is the last great refuge of steam.
Mr Cha making a kind gift of his cap badge.
Faces of Shanghai.
Bedtime at the capsule hotel in Tokyo.
An international incident as we cross the Date Line. N.B. It’s tomato ketchup, not blood.
Killing time on the 11-day Pacific crossing to Long Beach.
On the phone to my agent aboard the Queen Mary.
Dog sled approaching, Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen, and my stomach, grow smaller as we drift towards the mountains. Note Jake the balloonist’s terrifyingly casual pose on the edge of the basket.
The Leda Maersk thespians.
Throwing the line ashore at Felixstowe.
Buying a newspaper, to confirm my date of arrival.