August 02, 2012. Arriving in Alexandria I have returned to the Mediterranean almost 300 days after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Three days of running around and trying to find passage into Europe have eaten up all but a faint memory of my vacation in Dahab. In the end I settled for a RoPax* ship that sails on Saturday from Port Said to Mersin.
That little excursion into Asia means I have to cobble together a plan of how to make it home from the Southeastern corner of Turkey.
The preliminary plan is to go as fast as possible (on overnight trains, busses and ferries) from Mersin to Kusadasi near Izmir, on to Greece via Samos, Pireas and Patras, and finally to Venice, Italy. From there I haven’t quite figured it our, yet.
*RoPax = roll on / roll off + passenger ferry