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5.0 out of 5 stars Still sailing..., 23 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Slow Boats to China (Paperback)
I am still sailing this ship, but what a lovely journey. Gavin Young, who died this spring, isn't the most well known travel writer around, but he is definitely one of the best. What really makes this book interesting as far as I have got, is the part of the trip where he visits Egypt, Akaba, Jedda and across Saudi Arabia to The Emirates. His reflections on the saudis from twenty years back are harrowing taking into account the present situation in countries like Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
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