The Bedouins weave these covers and bring them to the export merchants at Aden and Hodeida.
Then we traveled together for three weeks, from Padang to Hodeida.
In the meantime, the first Turkish officers from Hodeida had arrived, among them several who could speak German.
For we did not even know whether Hodeida was in English or French hands.
But in fear of English spies, we sailed from Jebaua, ten miles north of Hodeida.
I had brought with me from Hodeida an English-speaking Arab.
Surrounded by the Turkish troops, and with banners flying, we made our entry into Hodeida.
Hides and Mocha coffee, gathered by Arab traders, are shipped from the port of Hodeida.
The captain of the Hodeida was not too exorbitant in his demand of 500 rupees to drop our party at Merbat.
In Hodeida the days were terribly hot, the nights very cool.