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Sharjah, «Radisson Blu Resort»

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His breath left him sooner than it normally did in the tub – it was peculiar to travel when one was ill, not to mention tedious. As a teenager, Maille had traveled to Scotland with one of his brothers. It had turned out to be a merry trip: relaxing, with lots of amusing food, with whisky and beer, shortbread and fudge, with walks in light rain and hype over every ray of sun. Light days – and this despite the fact that Maille had suffered from a heavy fever from the very first day of the vacation. In the years that followed, whenever Maille suffered from a cough or a sneezing fit or a bout of fever, he drew parallels between his current ill-health and his fever during his Scottish trip and felt a sense of serenity – complete with flashbacks to the frolicking time in Scotland. Bacteria served as a register for memories, viruses as agents for the journey through space and time.

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