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El mejor hotel del Himalaya: o cómo sobrevivir cinco años en Lasa

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Irónica y por momentos hilarante visión del Tíbet ancestral que se desvanece a la sombra del gigante chino. El autor relata su experiencia como director de un lujoso hotel de Lhasa, en la capital tibetana, a finales de los años 80. De forma muy amena y perspicaz, Le Sueur dibuja un fresco de la vida cotidiana en la antigua ciudad prohibida despojado de romanticismo y muy alejado de las habituales dosis de espiritualidad budista. El libro de Le Sueur huele a mantequilla rancia de Yak, a mal de altura, a bazares chinos atestados de mercancías, a momos cocidos, a chang, la cerveza tibetana, a caminos que se retuercen por el espinazo del Himalaya… Es literatura a ras de suelo, sin pretensiones, y con información muy útil para todo aquel que quiera viajar al Tíbet sin naufragar antes en el aluvión de datos de la Lonely Planet de turno.

312 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 1998

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376 reviews4 followers
May 22, 2014
It was interesting to get the author's perspective of Tibet and Lhasa, but I felt like he was pretty removed from the whole thing, like it was a set of amusing stories that he's told a number of times to other ex-pats. But he doesn't have the flair, and held back a lot. The timeline was vague, and I had the impression halfway through that he was just telling us about his first year, but it turned out that it was of his entire 5 years there. Maybe it's the rarified air of the place, but the whole thing read quickly and lightly and kinda groundless. Almost like he wasn't really there. I can certainly understand being reluctant to get into the gritty details of one's own life. But as a result, it was a little flat. Nevertheless, it was interesting enough, and I did laugh a good bit through it.
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37 reviews
June 3, 2018
I somehow enjoyed the book although I have a lot of misgivings.

One, I feel like Alec was writing as if disembodied, talking about his experience but detached from it.

Two, the book could use some serious editing and proofreading to give the book a better structure, tighten up the pace as well as eliminate the numerous grammatical and typographical errors. The author loves to poke fun at the stilted English of the CAAC (the airline that ply the Chengdu - Lhasa route) as if he has a masterful grasp of the language (he doesn't); here are some samples of its generous share of "funny" English usage: (p. 176: "...but the only direct way to Nirvana, without passing go or having to suffer through..."; p. 152 "...our breathing became longer and our conversation stopped altogether..."; p. 269 "...so I built in an extra margin on the tour costs to cover any price rises..."; p. 312 "...we walked down the corridor of North Wing and the noise grew stronger and stronger..."; p.230 "...where Zhang Li had poured me a cup of five-hour strong Shanghai coffee..."; p.304 "...I left him as soon as I could -- he was completely crackers..."; p.276 "...I have always been sceptical of anything that cannot be explained by strict scientific principals..."; p. 341 "...Martial Law had been and gone..." ; and so many more errors especially on the last 20 or so pages where I felt the proofreader may have just given up and went home.

Thirdly, the timeline is very vague as one reviewer already noted; the author would write in chronological order one moment, then jump to another time, then skip back . A good editor could have jumped in early on and righted the direction, the structure of the book so it builds up and progresses, not wallow in one unidentified time frame then jumps into another. The book, as a whole, appears like a mishmash of experiences, then hurrying off in the final chapter to a rather hokey conclusion. How did he grow from a somewhat ignorant/innocent hotelier from Paris to a streetsmart (I hope) manager in his five years in Tibet? What aspect of Tibetan life did he take home with him (or did he remain skeptical and wary of whatever it represented?)?

Fourthly, Alec Le Sueur pokes fun at the Chinese and Tibetan cultures every chance he gets. He spent five years in Tibet but maybe, never really grew up because he deems the place inferior to the Europe he grew up in.

Fifthly, the author has a disdain for missionaries (more specifically, the ones pretending to be teachers but surreptitiously evangelizes); this was touched on twice but never really fully explained. I can only conclude that the author eschews anything spiritual -- makes fun of the Buddhist beliefs, hates the Christian covert proselytizers as well.

Having read a lot of travel books from Iyer, Theroux, Bryson, I am open to yet another author to give his perspective. However, this one is less elegantly written in comparison and apologies to the first reviewer but I think saying this badly-edited book is on par with Theroux, Iyer and Bryson is an affront to the three travel writers' mastery. It doesn't come anywhere close. Not to the flowing prose of Iyer and Theroux that transports the reader to another place and time; certainly not to the often self-effacing humor of Bryson who's not afraid to poke fun at himself.

I've already bought the book when I noticed in the back page that it is published by Summersdale, the same publisher of "The Sea On Our Left" which suffers from the same set of problems -- tighter editing, more vigilant proofreading, and better focus. I should've seen it early on but then again, it's not totally a waste of time. I only wished the author collaborated with a better publisher, with a better editor as well as a sharper proofreader. This could've been a gold mine with a better structure, better writing, more careful proofreading.
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602 reviews1 follower
June 3, 2021
This was a really fun book to listen to. The author writes with a great sense of humour and is a great observer of people and cultural differences.

I really enjoyed the book and the person reading the audible was also excellent.

It cheered me up and made both me and my husband chuckle at some of the descriptions.
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11 reviews
February 3, 2011
great great book I was laughing even without oxygen
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383 reviews17 followers
September 2, 2019
Libro muy divertido. Una historia sencilla, interesante y bien contada que contiene mucho humor. El protagonista llega a Lhasa para trabajar en el Holiday Inn. El libro nos traslada a sus aventuras trabajando, a la burocracia china, a la magia espiritual y paisajística del Tibet, pero también a su pobreza y problemas. Un libro muy recomendable que forma parte de la extraordinaria Biblioteca Grandes Viajeros de Ediciones B, sin duda una de las mejores colecciones de literatura de viajes en español.
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250 reviews4 followers
April 10, 2018
Le Sueur heeft ook veel geschreven over de geschiedenis van en het huidige leven in Tibet. Dat is wel heel interessant.
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Author 19 books89 followers
November 22, 2018
Le Sueur on noor mees hotellinduses, kes mõningate kokkusattumuste leiab end ühel hetkel Holiday Inn hotelliketi kõige-kõigemas hotellis. Lhasas, see tähendab Tiibetis, eks ole. Hotell, kuhu keegi naljalt tööle ei ihka. Või kes ihkab, sel peab mingi väga totter põhjus olema, igatahes äratab see kohe kahtlust. Ja siis see nali vaikselt kerima hakkab. Ja nali, ma hoiatan, on taolises situatsioonis kerge tekkima. Esmalt juba kõik see kommunismist johtuv - täna oskame juba ka meie selle üle ju naerda. Teiseks, hotellitöö ise on väga viljakas pinnas erinevateks ekstreemsusteks. Ja no viimane, ent mitte vähem tähtis on loomulikult ekstraordinaarne asukoht. Geograafiline asukoht ja suletus on see, mis häälestab viimse piirini nii töötajate närvid kui suudab aeg-ajalt üllatada ka laekuvaid turiste.

Toon vaid mõned näited. Kuidas motiveerida töötajaid (õitsvas kommunismis, ma meenutan!), kes ei tahagi ametiredelil tõusta? Vastavalt kehtivale ideoloogiale palk ju oluliselt ei tõuseks, tõuseb vaid vastutus ja muutub ülesannete iseloom. Kuidas korraldada tööd, kui vaat et kõige olulisem on "maine säilitamine", kõik muu kahvatub selle kõrval? Kuidas korraldada missivalimisi? Tiibetis! Madalhooajal! Kommunistlikule ideoloogiale sobivalt! Kuidas võidelda rottide invasiooniga, eriti kui samal ajal on ka majutujad sees? Kui palju võimalusi on menüü mitmekesistamiseks, kui varustusülemal õnnestub hankida vaid Hiina lihakonserve ja kapsast? Samas vaimus aiva edasi...

Ka keerulised olud ja enneolematu laiskus suudavad inimesi muhedalt leidlikuks teha. Esimesena selles vallas meenub kohe, kuidas hotelli kokk ei kavatsenudki jännata brüleekreemi karamellise krõbeda koorikuga (mis tõepoolest võib veidi tüütu teha olla), vaid "avastas", et kui eelmisel õhtul magustoidud sügavkülma pista, siis näituseks brüleekreem saab juba iseenesest jäise kaane peale. Noh... sama hea kui koorik, kas pole :)

Hirmus vahva raamat - aitäh, Lembe!
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Author 1 book4 followers
July 9, 2018
I really enjoyed this book. When it comes to travelogue-type books, I don't usually like to read ones that were published so long ago that the places they describe are no longer the places that exist, but because this book was really about a specific place at a specific point in time, I gave it a go. I had this book on my wishlist for years, but because it wasn't published for the Kindle or available from my local library, I just never got around to buying the paperback because it was easier to just download something else from my wishlist. This was the first non-kindle book I've read in probably about eight years, and I'm glad I finally did.

I saw a review somewhere that likened this book to Fawlty Towers, if Fawlty Towers were set in Tibet. I think that's a fair portrayal. The stories within might not be as absurd as a Fawlty Towers episode, but there are plenty of stories that come close and, as a result of being true, are sometimes funnier than anything Basil Fawlty ever encountered. I also really enjoyed Le Sueur's writing style, and the personality he conveyed therein. His self-effacing, playful, and seemingly kind nature really made me like him and, ultimately, the book probably more than I would have if this were written by someone like Paul Theroux - who seems difficult to like as a person, but is able to temper that with his stories and observations.

I would definitely recommend going old school and getting this book on some dead trees. Take a break from the kindle and remember what a real book smells like. It's the only way you'll get your hands on this book, and it will be worth it.
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Author 21 books330 followers
July 19, 2014
Alec didn't understand that the assignment he thought of as a challenge, was seen as a hardship posting.

Even the flight was a challenge, on an industrial rather than luxury seating plan and a lunchbox of basic, awful food was served. If the food wasn't eaten it was packed up again for the next plane.

The hotel in Lhasa was the highest hotel in the world and had to comply with Chinese enforced regulations as well as local Tibetan customs and weather. The staff didn't know how to work a flush toilet or a vacuum cleaner. When the cleaner bag was full, the staff didn't know to change it. They had thought the dust went up the cord into the wall.

The hotel had to have a thirty percent occupancy before the heating would be switched on. As Alec and other staff lived there, they were keen to fill the rooms and dreamt up a Miss Tibet pageant and other gimmicks to draw media. The journalists usually had to say they had other jobs or China would not allow them into the country.

Alec got to see a good deal of the local life and had mixed feelings about the Chinese invasion. While modern standards were being brought to the impoverished, isolated people, he also thought they should be allowed to worship in the way they wished. This is an entertaining and engaging read.
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1,242 reviews334 followers
February 16, 2011
I don't read as many travel books as I always intend to. Those I have read I have tended to really enjoy, and on the whole this was no exception. However this is much less a book about Tibet and it's people as it is about the least likely Holiday Inn in the world. Alec Le Sueur introduces us to the peculiar people who work there, visit there and the hilarious fawlty toweresque chaos that comes with them. Le Sueur seems to write with real affection for a place he spent a good deal of time in, he pokes gentle fun at some of the more bizarre misunderstandings that stem from vastly differing cultural differences, but is never cruel. It is quite deliberate - Le Sueur explains in his epilogue - that he hasn't delved deeper into the cultural political and religious aspects of Tibet - there are many other books that do that. This is therefore a fairly light, entertaining read about a hotel in one of the unlikliest places on earth.
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50 reviews
January 6, 2015
This is an amusing account of the absolute craziness that can happen in a hotel, fuelled, in this case, by relative isolation and the clash of Communism, Buddhism and Capitalism. Although the author doesn't dwell on the Chinese disregard/destruction of the Tibetan culture, religion and landscape, it is evident and is so awful/frustrating.
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18 reviews8 followers
April 18, 2018
Si os gustan esos paisajes, ese país, no lo dejéis de leer. Puede que en la actualidad todo esté muy cambiado, pero conforme vas leyendo te metes en esos años y en la historia. Fantástica.
31 reviews
August 4, 2018
Amusing anecdotes. Not laugh aloud but as I have travelled in Nepal it feels familiar. I have read it twice.
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297 reviews
January 11, 2020
The roof of the world, that's Tibet. The book is set in the nineties and is autobiographical. Alec Le Sueur is a sales manager or something and an adventurer. He has already worked in the food services industry, and is going to apply for a place in China, which he doesn't get, but he is allowed to work in Tibet.
To the amazement of the Chinese, he accepts the job and will even stay there for five years.

The style
The style is a bit too slow and can be a bit boring. Either it's because it's still ninety-style, so without all the dynamics of the 2000's and after, when the internet had made its appearance and the reading speed changed. Or this is because the author gives historical details and can't vulgarize them nicely.
I also think that there are few nature descriptions in it. Luckily they can be found and you get an idea of the landscapes, and there are even descriptions of beautiful locations because the author is a hiker. Nevertheless, they are limited and not really poetic.
But Alec Le Sueur has really experienced this adventure. Although it seems unreal, it all really happened. First hand information from Tibet! That is the great value of this book.

Chinese and Tibetans
Big plus: in this book about Tibet you get to know the Chinese, and they are not nice to get to know. Their concrete buildings, the way they ruin the environment. The way they treat Tibetans. Communism from the inside, with all its ridicule. Which doesn't mean capitalism would be good. Terrifying that so many years ago it was so bad in Tibet, when we know it only got worse.
Tibet has a bizarre mixture of communism, capitalism and Buddhism.

Another big advantage: you also get to know the Buddhism of the Tibetans, and that's not nice either. Religion purely pro forma, turning prayer wheels, throwing themselves to the ground, collecting points for rebirth. It's too crazy for words. Sometimes also good sides of Buddhism, how wild animals are all tame because they know that the Tibetans don't kill them. But then again, the animals walk everywhere, which can be a nuisance.
The strange image of beggars who are not ashamed to ask for money because everybody knows that the one who gives money collects points for rebirth, because giving is good.
Does this matter for the poor, very poor people? Who live in rough, very rough conditions in Tibet. The cold.

The hotel
And then the conditions in the hotel.
Warning: almost everything of what follows in the spoiler, was written on the cover of my book. If you do not want any spoilers, do not read the blurb. They are fun to read, though.

After five years Alec quits.
One of the reasons is that Chinese imperialism is too much around. It becomes too visible. Tibet is being changed, and not in the way Alec wants to see it.

Unanswered questions
I wondered if Alec would have stayed without communism/Chinese, because he loved Tibet and adventures. Or would he have gotten tired of the difficult circumstances anyway?
I also wondered how Tibet is now. And the Tibetan people.

Connie and Fawlty Towers
It's said the book is like Fawlty Towers but more fun. It's not more fun, John Cleese and Conny Booth are the funniest, this book is sometimes boring. But it's really happened and maybe even worse - we do not know what he does not say. (Fawlty Towers is based on a place where the manager had as bad a character as Basil Fawlty, but the series didn't really happen).
Funny detail, also really happened: during his stay Alec falls in love with a Connie. Not Connie Booth, wife of John Cleese and character Polly in Fawlty Towers, but a Connie who comes to work in the same hotel as Alecs'. She is a Belgian (Flemish) woman who loves Tibet and adventures as much as he does. After their stay in Tibet they got married.
(And together they had many adventures and lived happily ever after 😊.)
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496 reviews12 followers
June 20, 2019
Alec Le Sueur’s classic travelogue on the Holiday Inn Lhasa is as funny today as when it was first published in 1998. Albeit a little culturally insensitive in its humour, it is nevertheless, a classic of the travel narrative genre, an at times laugh-out-loud series of adventures and miss-adventures on the roof of the world in the pioneering days of tourism in Tibet.

Le Sueur accepts a position at the hotel after having admitted a desire to see the fabled Tibetan capital at what he thought had been a failed job interview. Only, as no-one else wanted to go there, he landed the position of Sales and Marketing Manager in lieu of other willing applicants.

How do you “market” a hotel where the heat is seldom turned on, where the meat for the yak burgers is delivered on the hoof, and where there is demarcation between the local staff and the expats of various parts of the world – all likely to be at odds with each other?

The potential for disaster is high – assuming one survives the hair-raising flight in on (the now defunct) CAAC airlines. CAAC by name and CAAC by nature, it seems. The author’s experience on the airline, and the stories told of it by others, provides an uproarious opening chapter to Le Sueur’s book.

Of course, not all is/was rosy in Tibet back then or even in more recent history. While the political and religious situation is not the focus of the book, the author does touch lightly on these matters and addresses them in an epilogue. Otherwise, this is a book to read for the sheer fun of it, safe in the knowledge that, in some respects at least, things do change for the better (for visitors, at least).

The Hotel on the Roof of the World is non-fiction at its entertaining best.
126 reviews1 follower
June 17, 2020
Many years ago I read Heinrich Harrer's account of his time in Tibet and I suppose that since that time I have wondered if one day I might be able to travel there. When I came across The Hotel on the Roof of the World I was immediately drawn to read it - and I enjoyed every minute.

This light-hearted book tells of Alec Le Sueur's time in Lhasa, working as Sales Manager for the Holiday Inn. At times the book is just hilarious. It is one of those accounts which, were it not true, would seem ridiculous. It describes the efforts of the hotel staff to run an international hotel in impossible circumstances. How, for example, do you prepare a menu when all that is available is yak meat, spam and cabbage? And when seafood is sourced and sent from Beijing it comprises single frozen prawns in blocks of ice. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud but I nearly exploded when I was trying to read this in bed at night and keep silent so I didn't wake my husband.

The book cannot fail to touch on the impact which the Cultural Revolution and Communism have had in Tibet as every action taken in the hotel had to be party approved. The author does not intend it to be a comprehensive account of the political situation, but the story could not be told without an account of the changes which have and indeed are still taking place.

And do I still want to visit Lhasa. Well... I think the place I wanted to visit has probably changed beyond all recognition. However, what is very clear is that the Tibetan spirit is strong and whatever changes may be imposed the life-blood of Tibet will remain the same. If I am fortunate enough to go, however, I will certainly take a supply of tea bags. The description of yak butter tea was enough to turn my stomach...
865 reviews21 followers
November 22, 2019
I bought this on a recommendation and what a top notch book it is. What made Alec Le Sueur decide to stay for so long in the hotel is a definite conundrum but I, for one, am so glad he did. This account is really very funny. Mr Le Sueur has a dry, dark sense of humour and his writing is packed full of wit, quips and razor sharp observations. Indeed, so sharp is his prose that you may find you benefit from having a box of plasters to hand, lest you cut yourself laughing. Even his commentary on Chairman Mao, the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward, a tragic time in China's history, receives a dose of Le Sueur magic and comes under some tongue-in-cheek scrutiny. Steven Kynman had his work cut out for him with so many accents and I thought his performance was nothing short of remarkable. Mr Kynman, stand up and take a bow whilst I roundly applaud you. This is a witty, wicked and wonderful account of a unique and unusual journey taken by an intelligent and inquisitive young man. As I will never be able to take such an adventure myself, I am grateful to Alec Le Sueur for sharing his memoirs in such an enthusiastic and entertaining way. A generous gift of a book that I am delighted to recommend. I am completely smitten with this scintillating story. Buy The Hotel on The Roof of The World today - you can always thank me later.
100 reviews
September 28, 2019
Fantastic read. I found myself laughing out loud in places which I haven't done when reading a book for a while. What a nightmare. A Holiday Inn hotel in Nepal. 2 sets of managers, a Chinese tier and a western tier (supposedly there to show the Chines how to become hoteliers), both sets having to agree with any suggestions or changes in the hotel, what a farce, the one upmanship was tremendous. Guests paying thousands for the holiday of a lifetime and going to what they thought was a Holiday Inn of Western standard which it definitely was not. Lazy staff, crackers staff and a doctor nobody trusts, I could go on..............but then the new 'mad as a box of frogs' Italian manager turns up and so the book gets even better. He is mad, has bonkers ideas to bring in trade during slack periods like building a swimming pool and having a Miss Nepal competition and to top it all has amazing temper tantrums.
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224 reviews3 followers
February 20, 2021

Audiobook narrated by Stephen Kynman

Occasionally funny but also a lot of waffle and uninteresting parts.

The Good:
- The description of Chengdu was incredibly accurate and amusing.
- Sections of the culture of Tibet and it's transition over the 20th century were interesting and well described though not in a lot of depth.
- Faulty Towers-esque shenanigans that were amusing.

What could have been better?:
- There were several reasonably large sections of the book that did not hold my interest at all. These were mostly in the first half of the book which made for a slow start.
- Overly descriptive sometimes which added to the disconnect I felt in some sections of the book.
- Whilst I'm not sure this was intended, several sections of the book came across as quite condescending to Tibetan and Chinese culture. Nothing outright awful but it is a narrative clearly told from a Western perspective with incredibly Western expectations on lots of things.
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54 reviews10 followers
June 24, 2021
A really interesting account of a Westerner's five years in Tibet in the late 80s/early 90s, working at the Lhasa Holiday Inn (no longer so called).
The author didn't set out to be political, but it would be almost impossible not to be when writing about Tibet. It was fascinating to hear about local peoples, religion, and customs and how their way of life was changed with Chinese "improvements".
The Audible version was mostly well narrated, but be aware that the narrator uses accents to differentiate between the various people that Alec interacts with...
I've researched so much about Tibet while listening to this book - it's been wonderful to learn so much about it. Alec is very complimentary about the country and its people; it made a real impression on him, which has in turn, made an impression on me.
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191 reviews2 followers
October 7, 2019
I laughed out loud at a number of places in this book which, since I was listening to it while driving around on my own holiday, has probably made the locals think I'm a little crazy, but it did also make me glad that I'm staying in holiday cottages and not a hotel!

Whilst a culture shock at first, he seemed to get the hang of rolling with the red tape fairly quickly, even if some of his colleagues were less resilient. Having worked overseas myself, I understood the frustration he felt at the start - when you've always done things a certain way, you assume everyone else does too, and learning to readjust your expectations is a large part of working in a country/continent that is not your own.
July 15, 2020
This book makes me I wish I'd visited Tibet 30 years ago. Alec Le Sueur describes his experiences there with such warmth and fondness, even while describing the absurdities and contortions of the Chinese business model he was working with. Since I can't travel back in time (and I read this during the 2020 pandemic when I can't travel internationally), reading this book was the next best thing to being there.
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195 reviews8 followers
February 20, 2018
Generally amusing account of an expat in Tibet that manages to steer clear from controversy or the overly personal. As a long-time expat myself (though not in Tibet), recognised many typical fraught situations one encounters along the road. The end of the book would have benefitted from some more editing as there are quite a few repetitions of exactly the same sentences or even paragraphs.
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112 reviews1 follower
February 12, 2022
A Tibetian Faulty Towers with a crack pipe. From escaped snakes to frozen coffee. From dead bodies that should be cremated to smelly yak coats to impress the foreigners. Killing a zuzilian rats in the ventilation system to karaoke nights under a totalitarian Chinese regime. What’s not to like about it?
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Author 41 books18 followers
September 11, 2017
L'improbabile (e autentica) storia dell'Holiday Inn di Lhasa, Tibet, tra gli anni ottanta e i novanta, raccontata dall'interno.
A un certo punto fa irruzione sulla scena un italiano (fratello del regista teatrale Eugenio Barba) e si divora la scena in un boccone solo.
103 reviews2 followers
February 6, 2018
A funny and entertaining book. Interesting as not many British people get to spend time in Tibet since it was taken over by China. The frustrations of the Chinese bureaucracy and of working with the Tibetans are legion.
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366 reviews
February 9, 2018
Wanted to like this more but found it very dry. There's a difference between living through unusual circumstances and being a humor writer. Did keep marveling at how things worked in the hospitality industry back in the late 80s-early 90s.
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29 reviews
October 18, 2018
I Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was full of laugh out loud moments as well as sharing plenty of Tibetan cultural information.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys both travel writing humour.
5 reviews
January 14, 2020
Good read, funny at times but wasn't exactly what I was hoping for in that it wasn't much of an insight into Tibet. Also I had no idea what the time line was it seems to jump forward wildly. Otherwise enjoyable and interesting
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Author 4 books1 follower
April 20, 2020
Very entertaining and fun to read. Multiple times I found myself nodding and grinning at certain things happening or vivid descriptions I could remember after spending some time in Tibet. Read like a breeze, filled my heart with joy and clothed my face with a smile for hours on end.
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