Murder on the MarcoPolo ... Well, Not Quite: A Cruise Up the Amazon and the Orinoco ... Well, Not Quite (Desert Island Travels) - Desert Island Books Limited
Status: New - Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to...... more
Status: New - 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.
Status: New - 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...... more
Status: New - 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...
Status: New - This is the Indian classic, published in English for the first time. Here, day and night were interchangeable. The immaculately dressed...... more
Status: New - This is the Indian classic, published in English for the first time. Here, day and night were interchangeable. The immaculately dressed Chowringhee, radiant in her youth, had just stepped on to the floor at the nightclub. Set in 1950s Calcutta, Chowringhee is a sprawling saga of the intimate lives of managers, employees and guests at one of Calcutta s largest hotels, the Shahjahan. Shankar, the newest recruit, recounts the stories of several people whose lives come together in the suites, restaurants, bars and back rooms of the hotel. As both observer and participant in the events, he reveals the unfulfilled desires, broken dreams, callous manipulations and unbidden tragedies of those who work and live there - the enigmatic manager Marco Polo, the debonair receptionist Sata Bose, and the tragic hostess Karabi Guha, among others. What unfolds is not just the story of individual lives but also the glittering chronicle of a lost metropolis.
...My son recently graduated from Newcastle University, and we wanted to book a place for lunch that would serve a wide variety of food that would cater for all the various dietary tastes around our table. My son recommended the Marco Polo; all the reviews on the web were outstandingly positive, so we booked a table via the online booking service on their website.
Advantages: Close to some good shops, a good metro station and not far from the Eiffel Tower. Disadvantages: Tiny room, paper thin walls (and I MEAN paper thin) and quite tired rooms.
...* hotel as it was in a good location and it looked nice enough on the pictures, it wasn't badly priced too compared to similar hotels in Paris.
The Hotel's Location
Europe Hotel is in an ideal location on a busy street. It's situated only a 10-15 minute walk away from the Effiel Tower, which was amusing on our first day as we stood with a map wondering where the busy street we were standing in...
Advantages: not even the fees Disadvantages: the worst "fiesta"
...We went to Ibiza last summer, It was a last minute trip and we made our reservations through a website. The pictures from this hotel were nice, a splendid swimming pool , comfortable rooms , and so on. But the problem was: you cannot see the bathrooms in any of the pictures on the web. And that was the worst part.
The hotel is placed in San Antonio de Portmany .The location for this hotel was...