Murder on the MarcoPolo ... Well, Not Quite: A Cruise Up the Amazon and the Orinoco ... Well, Not Quite (Desert Island Travels)
Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to keep diaries...... more
Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to keep diaries ... Then publish those diaries !!! And what do you get? Murder on the Marco Polo: Well, not quite. 'The hilarious diaries of Marco Polo's passengers;' 'unique', 'original', 'unprecedented'. On 10 January 2011 the cruise ship Marco Polo sailed from Tilbury for six weeks to the Amazon and the Orinoco. The ship was old, the passengers even older, but together they creaked and groaned their way across the Atlantic. Clive Leatherdale was determined to publish his experiences. But once on board he had a better idea. Why not widen the net? Rather than describe the oddballs and weirdos through his eyes, why not invite everyone to join in the fun? He recruited a fleet of geriatric scribblers, recording this, poking fun at that, complaining about almost everything. So energetically did passengers take up their quills that the ship nearly ran out of paper, forcing diaries to be written on postcards, sick-bags and even 'toilet tissue'. At times their floating hotel seemed more like a floating prison as tempers flared. At times it turned into a floating hospital, caring for assorted fractures. At times the gossipy rumour-mill threatened to spin out of control. At all times it presented a round-the-clock cabaret, human nature at its best and worst.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2005. Pages: 256 in Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON in Click on the Google Preview image above to the read some pages of this book! Sublime...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2005. Pages: 256 in Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON in Click on the Google Preview image above to the read some pages of this book! Sublime landscapes. rich cultures withancient traditions. and startling modernity: Hip Find the perfect activity Orient promises The to be Herbert Ypma's most exciting book to date. The Orient has held sway over the Western imagination since the days of Marco Polo and Genghis Khan. And that remains true in the twenty-first century. even if the world to the east of the Mediterranean is today a very different place. where potent symbols of age-old culturesminarets. bazaars. Buddhist monks in saffron robesexist alongside bold expressions of modernity and futuristic style. These are some of the most extraordinary Hip Hotels yet. Live like a maharajawith a maharajain the Umed Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan. a splendid art deco fantasy des...