Gatecrashing Paradise (BOK)

Tom Chesshyre

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To many the Maldives not only symbolises "paradise", but is paradise. It's the dream destination: turquoise waters, white sands, palm trees, cocktails. Eyeing the drizzle through his office window one lunchtime, Tom Chesshyre impulsively bought a plane ticket. He had no hotel bookings, a long break from work, and a sense of "what the hell". What better place to escape to than paradise? Rather than the glitzy, five-star hideaways favoured by Wills and Kate or the Beckhams, he wanted to see the real Maldives, skirting around the archipelago's edges staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries. Until recently outsiders were banned from islands not officially endorsed as "tourist resorts". But now 1,000 sandy shores had opened up in the Indian Ocean. Tom travels in a giant circle 600 miles around the many islands and atolls of the remote nation - the flattest on Earth - taking him to communities that haven't seen an outsider for decades, gorgeous beaches, colourful characters aplenty, cat-and-mouse politics (including an encounter with a former dictator), dodgy backstreets, the odd posh hotel (blagging a room) and many a rocky sea.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Tom Chesshyre
Forlag
NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781857886276
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 13,4cm x 21,6cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 351 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Travel writing