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On the Road Again 33#

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We felt like Jason’s Argonauts marching expectantly up the gangplank onto the gleaming white Hellenic Lines vessel, big as a block of flats.
Next stop, Piraeus via the Corinth canal, overnight deck class.
I’d avoided Ancient Greek at school because what was the point when nobody spoke it except a bunch of nobs? We took a shine to Homer notwithstanding, a first year Classics student at King’s Cambridge, who caught our eye, vainly trying to practise his ancient Greek fruitlessly on a puzzled bartender. We had much in common to share; hitchiking tales, Cambridge and a firsthand taste for Ouzo.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    ‘a bunch of nobs’ made me hoot with laughter!😆

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Glad you've got there! I love Greece and all things Greek, especially Ouzo.

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