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Siem Reap, Hotel «Golden Banana»

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When a hotel is named «Golden Banana», then it has a reputation to lose. The employees of the house were young and beautiful, heavenly smiling beings that were friendly, yet superficial – one got the sneaking suspicion they were thinking and smiling about quite a different matter.

As he dived to the bottom of the pool, the thought of his cook Odette flashed through Maille's mind: he visualized her tough, calloused hands and how she pared the flesh of a head of veal. Quite evidently he was hungry – indeed so ravenous that he took a bite subconsciously of that meat and, in the process, a big gulp of the sweetish tasting water of the swimming pool. The white shark – yes, that's how he sometimes felt among all those silken brown bodies that peopled lands such as Cambodia. Only his lousy teeth did not fit the metaphor.

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