We have made it to Genoa! Woohoo! Nice short ride from the mountain tops through seemingly endless tunnels to the Mediterranean port where, tomorrow, we will catch our ferry across to Tunisia and thereby commence the African”leg” of our journey. Genoa made an odd impression, reminding us somewhat of Cape Town (specifically Camps Bay) but without the glamour and certainly without the pretentions to being a seaside resort. Think it’s more the steep sloes with housing facing out to promenade and sea that has this effect.
Spent some time searching for an internet cafe, which we eventually found (tucked away below the Meditarinno Hotel – how original!!) but to no avail – seems he was closed for the day. This weblog will therefore have to be post-dated when we eventually get the chance to write it up (and so we did in Cairo, on 12th Oct!)
We are having a blast, as Glyn says. Tempers frayed a little towards the end of the day, after each had commanded the other one too many times to do their bidding! But besides this, all has gone extremely well, and we are very much looking forward to the next part of the adventure!