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The Hotel on the Roof of the World Alec Le Sueur

The Hotel on the Roof of the World By Alec Le Sueur

The Hotel on the Roof of the World by Alec Le Sueur


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Few foreigners are lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, but Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working in the unlikeliest Holiday Inn in the world. Set against the beauty of the Himalayas, this is an amusing and enlightening account of his experiences and a fascinating insight into Tibet's intriguing cultural background.

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The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in Tibet by Alec Le Sueur

The very aptly named Mr Pong had the kind of breath that could stun at over ten meters... This wasn't just bad - there was something rotten down there. Something had crawled in and died. Gunter howled with laughter as he saw the look of horror on my face. It was the best entertainment he had seen since he had watched Chef chasing yaks through the kitchens.

Few foreigners are lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, but Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working in the unlikeliest Holiday Inn in the world. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas unfolds a highly amusing and enlightening account of his experiences.

Fly infestations at state banquets, unexpected deliveries of live snakes, a predominance of yaks and everything yak-related, the unbelievable Miss Tibet competition, insurmountable communication problems and a dead guest are just some of the entertainments to be found at the 'Fawlty Towers' of Lhasa.

Le Sueur, the only Westerner since the days of Heinrich Harrer to spend so long in Tibet, examines the country's intriguing cultural background, providing a fascinating insight into a country that was only just opening up to the outside world.

The Hotel on the Roof of the World Reviews

'One of the most strangely seductive places I've been to ... Thank you to Alec Le Sueur for bringing it to life.' -- Michael Palin

About Alec Le Sueur

Alec Le Sueur started a promising career in luxury hotels, with positions in London, St Tropez and Paris, until one fateful day he took the unusual career choice of leaving Europe to join the management team of the infamous Holiday Inn Lhasa. He spent five years in Tibet, the subject of his first book, The Hotel on the Roof of the World, before returning to his native island of Jersey. A further career change led Alec to swap VIP guests for lawyers and to acquire an MBA in law firm management. He gives frequent talks on his time in Tibet and is a regular contributor to Food & Wine magazine. He also writes articles on management and strategy for exciting law journals

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GOR005459127
9781849533430
1849533431
The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in Tibet by Alec Le Sueur
Used - Good
Paperback
Summersdale Publishers
2013-01-07
304
N/A
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