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A Thousand Miles up the Nile: Fully Illustrated (Travel - Egypt)


A Thousand Miles up the Nile: Fully Illustrated (Travel - Egypt)

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    Amelia B. Edwards (Author)
A Thousand Miles up the Nile - Amelia B. Edwards - IT is the traveller’:s lot to dine at many table-d’:hô:tes in the course of many wanderings: but it seldom befalls him to make one of a more miscellaneous gathering than that which overfills the great dining-room at Shepheard’:s Hotel in Cairo during the beginning and height of the regular Egyptian season. Here assemble daily some two to three hundred persons of all ranks, nationalities, and pursuits: half of whom are Anglo-Indians homeward or outward bound, European residents, or visitors established in Cairo for the winter. The other half, it may be taken for granted, are going up the Nile. So composite and incongruous is this body of Nile-goers, young and old, well-dressed and ill-dressed, learned and unlearned, that the new-comer’:s first impulse is to inquire from what motives so many persons of dissimilar tastes and training can be led to embark upon an expedition which is, to say the least of it, very tedious, very costly, and of an altogether exceptional interest. His curiousity, however, is soon gratified. Before two days are over, he knows everybody’:s name and everybody’:s business: distinguishes at first sight between a Cook’:s tourist and an independent traveller: and has discovered that nine-tenths of those whom he is likely to meet up the river are English or American. The rest will be mostly German, with a sprinkling of Belgian and French. So far en bloc: but the details are more heterogeneous still. Here are invalids in search of health: artists in search of subjects: sportsmen keen upon crocodiles: statesman out for a holiday: special correspondents alert for gossip: collectors on the scent of papyri and mummies: men of science with only scientific ends in view: and the usual surplus of idlers who travel for the mere love of travel, or the satisfaction of a purposeless curiousity.
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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Amelia B. Edwards (Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: Ill edition (26 Aug. 2016)
  • English
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