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Moscow, Hotel «Banna»

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Sometimes things slip so fast out of one's hands that one can regain a semblance of control only when one is in the bathtub. In the suds one takes a deep breath and turns akin to a tadpole that sinks gradually to the bottom of the pond. The world is hardly to be heard or to be seen through the foam – one smells nothing, one feels at once leaden and weightless. But then one needs to come up for air, and is forced to return to the world above the gills. Like an air bubble, one rises to the surface, shooting out of the foam and gasping over and over again at the unfolding drama of evolution – that transforms the smug tadpole into a sullen frog, which lands directly in the beak of the stork or, if it is lucky, at least on the meat platter of French cuisine. Even after his rather reluctant metamorphosis in his hotel «Banna», under the foam, which smelled like a shower room stuffed with tennis players, Maille found himself back in Moscow – naturally, because one could not get out of it so easily.

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