Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel - Andrew Humphreys
From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the...... more
From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the exotic alternative to wintering on the Riviera, the hotels of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan were always about far more than just bed and board. As bridgeheads for African exploration, neutral territories for conducting diplomacy, headquarters for armies, providers of home comforts for writers, painters, scholars, and archaeologists in the field, and social hubs for an international elite, more of importance happened in Egypt's hotels than in any other setting. It was through the hotels that visitors from the west--the earliest adventurers, then the travelers and, finally, the tourists--experienced the Orient. This book tells the stories of Egypt's historic hotels (including the Cecil, Shepheard's, Mena House, Gezira Palace, Semiramis, Winter Palace and Cataract) and some of the people who stayed in them, from Amelia Edwards, Lucie Duff Gordon, and Florence Nightingale to Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, and TE Lawrence.
The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience - Meena Alexander
The Shock of Arrival Contents"Overture Another Voice"Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song...... more
The Shock of Arrival Contents"Overture Another Voice"Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song Whose House is This? House of a thousand Doors Hotel Alexandria Sidi Syed's Architecture Tangled Roots Poem by the Wellside Bobating Her Garden Erupting Words Aunt Chinna Coda from Night-SceneTranslating Violence Bordering Ourselves Her Mother's Words Ashtamud... Full description
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 (The Exodus Quest, The Lost Labyrinth, The Eden Legacy) - Will Adams
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 Title In This Collection Are:-The Eden Legacy After she finds out her estranged father and sister are missing...... more
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 Title In This Collection Are:-The Eden Legacy After she finds out her estranged father and sister are missing from their coastal nature reserve in Madagascar, TV zoologist Rebecca Kirkpatrick is on the first flight home. Underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox is searching for a sunken Chinese treasure ship when he hears of the disappearances and ventures to The Eden Reserve to investigate.The Lost Labyrinth Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams third pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox. Twenty years after vanishing without a trace, French archaeologist Roland Petitier makes a dramatic reappearance at a major Athens conference, promising an astonishing find - the legendary Golden Fleece. But before he can give his talk, he's found dead in a hotel room; and an out-of-control policeman puts Petitier's onetime protege Augustin Pascal into intensive care, then later accuses hThe Exodus Quest Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams second pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox - hero of The Alexander Cipher Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams second pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox. On the trail of a Dead Sea Scroll, Knox stumbles across an ancient temple being surreptitiously excavated by evangelical Christians outside Alexandria. A chase ends in tragedy with the death of Alexandria's senior archaeologist,
Advantages: Clean, basic, reasonably priced, well-situated Disadvantages: Could be better decor in rooms, buffet a bit hit and miss
...When our coach pulled up outside the back of Hotel Ternopil, I saw a large impersonal hotel, which looked like it had no charm or individuality, a throwback from the Soviet era. My first impressions were not entirely inaccurate, but the hotel is well situated, by Lake Ternopil, and has had a good re-vamp.
Whilst the outside of the hotel, which is in good condition, does look unappealing...
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Review of Hotel Ternopil
Advantages: Friendly, inexpensive, good food, swimming pool. Disadvantages: Lots of street noise on the lower floors. That's all really.
Needing some sun and not having much spare cash, we booked this holiday from Lastminute.com for £598.00 for ten days for two of us. As this included flight from Manchester and acomodation, we weren't expecting much from the hotel. In fact I said to my long suffering other half that we might well end up in a shed for that price. We were very pleasantly suprised!
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Advantages: Very welcoming, clean, lovely view Disadvantages: no bath in our room.
...When it was beautiful weather last summer a friend of mine asked if I would like a night away with her as a treat. This really was a lovely one off and we decided it would be lovely to go to the seaside. We opted for Llandudno as we have both travelled here a few times and have happy memories. We also thought that there would be plenty of sights for us to see. We chose this hotel after reading...