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Bangkok, Hotel «Atlanta»

Scene 12

Jelana Jansson evidently had a fatal attraction for the world of cakes and puddings. And as her trust in Maille grew, so did less her desire to converse but more her appetite for sweets of all kinds. As the lady ordered her third piece of cake in the garden of Hotel«Atlanta» – a time capsule from the 1950s in which the two of them were currently lodged – Maille decided to take emergency measures. He sprang into his swimsuit and then into the pool. From the safe distance of the pool, he could better tolerate the dainty Swedish female who was tucking with such relish into an applecake flavoured with rum and raisins.

Maille inhaled and dived into the depths of the pool – under water a distinctly less amount of saliva ran out of one's mouth. Oh, what peace, what a feeling of fullness: the only strange thing was that a cake-fork sank together with him through the shining blue, like a requisite from one of those Schubert songs , the end of which – unpleasant for all concerned – had already been announced by the first record. A plaque at the rim of the pool proudly announced that the pool had been installed with German technology. Obviously that had to mean something, obviously he had dived into a high-tech stretch of water. Be that as it may, his breath soon left him and he rose to the surface through the thin skin, through a kaleidoscope of waterdrops.

The problem continued to persist. It stood there in the form of a half-eaten piece of cake from which the sweetness seemed to have seeped towards the rim of the pool. Jelena Jansson had, however, vanished without a trace.

Around the World in 20 Tubs

From Thailand to Patagonia in a single breath, from Tokyo to Paris in a sigh. Maille-Mobil makes it possible: the tub. And the travelers themselves even don't have to squeeze through drainage pipes – it is sufficient to close the eyes, to dive, and to determine the location, where one would like to reemerge. Still undecided? Then choose one of 20 destinations which are listed here. Because in every episode of «Mission Kaki» there is a landing station for Maille-Mobil – quite the fastest way through the story.

  1. Santa Lemusa, Côte Chimerik, near Bandalis
  2. Dakar (Senegal), Hotel «Atlantique»
  3. Moscow, Hotel «Banna»
  4. Beijing, Hotel «Southern Rose»
  5. Island of Möja (Sweden), Björndalens Naturreservat
  6. Gwangju (Corea), Hotel «Ramada»
  7. Sharjah (UAE), «Radisson Blue Resort»
  8. Bangkok, Hotel «Atlanta»
  9. Siem Reap (Cambodia), Hotel «Golden Banana»
  10. Tokyo, Hotel «Villa Fontaine»
  11. Litchfield National Park (Australia, Northern Territory)
  12. Damascus (Syria), Hotel «Four Seasons»
  13. Lapataia Bay (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina)
  14. Antarctica
  15. Kinshasa (RDC), Résidence Suisse
  16. Jerusalem, Austrian Hospice
  17. San Clemente State Beach (California)
  18. Mumbai, Hotel «Suba Palace»
  19. Paris, Fine de claire
  20. 14°N / 58°W