Marco Polo Vietnam: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all the attractions of Vietnam with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with...... more
Marco Polo Vietnam: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all the attractions of Vietnam with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with 'Best Of' recommendations. You'll find excellent hotels, restaurants and beaches, plus information on the latest trends, festivals and events, sports and activities and travelling with children; there are also tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Food & Drink, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Vietnamese phrasebook and index; useful too is the 'Perfect Route' section and a handy pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. Vietnam has arrived in the 21st century. Moss and patina might cover the ancient sites - but the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are a bustle with all the trappings of modernity, and visitors cannot quite believe their eyes. With MARCO POLO Vietnam you'll experience a country caught between the past and a new dawn, beyond all the cliches of the Vietnam War, opium pipes and snake wine. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you to National Parks rich in wildlife, and to natural wonders that will leave you awestruck, whether at Halong Bay in the north or in the flooded world of the Mekong Delta. In between there are 3,200km (2,000mi) of coast with islands, beaches and hidden hideaways to explore. The Highlights point out places that you shouldn't miss on your trip to Vietnam. The 'Best Of' pages focus on some unique things about the country, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal for example how you can support a children's aid project by staying at a Baguette & Chocolat guesthouse, or where you can ride an elephant through the jungle; while panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. The Excursions & Tours chapter leads you into the Mekong Delta, to Halong Bay and through nature reserves and national pa
Murder on the MarcoPolo ... Well, Not Quite: A Cruise Up the Amazon and the Orinoco ... Well, Not Quite (Desert Island Travels) - 1905328907
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...
...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...