Call of the Middle East

The Siq, or channel, that leads to the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”

Rudyard Kipling

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
On Monday, April 20, I disembarked Silversea’s Silver Wind in the port of Piraeus, Greece – perhaps better known as the gateway to Athens. Berthed alongside us was our sister-ship, Silver Cloud, which had managed to secure the more prestigious location immediately next to the terminal building. For us, a short five-minute bus ride awaited.
With luggage claimed, we made our way onto the waiting coaches as a few drops of rain began to fall. I realized then that out of three past visits to Athens, I’d never felt a single drop of rain fall on the city. Surely it must; it was just something I’d never considered before.

Silversea's 1994-built Silver Cloud looking resplendent in the dawn light in Piraeus, Greece on Monday, April 20, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Silversea’s 1994-built Silver Cloud looking resplendent in the dawn light in Piraeus, Greece on Monday, April 20, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

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