Tales of a Gypsy Hotelier

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AuthorHouse, Aug 11, 2010 - Social Science - 296 pages
Tales of a Gypsy Hotelier is a collection of unique travel adventure stories and letters home detailing the author's experiences while visiting 43 countries, living and working in 7 countries, and managing hotels in Kenya; Zanzibar and Arusha, Tanzania; St. Lucia, Caribbean; and Tonga, South Pacific. Several stories are inspirational, others illustrate the unimaginable difficulties that can arise from living in undeveloped countries; some are romantic, but all are gut-wrenchingly honest and from the heart.

Inside, stories range from a Thelma & Louise style adventure driving across Tanzania twice; sales trips to Australia and Martinique; seated next to a young soldier with an AK-47 strapped on and ready, heading north on a Kenyan bus as defense from getting held-up by Somalian thieves; wearing a dirndl at the Front Desk of a 4-star spa hotel in the Black Forest, Germany; sailing to a hotel job interview on an Arabian Dhow off Lamu, Kenya with stoned Captain Happy; firing cooks in St. Lucia and Tonga; being car-jacked in Tanzania twice; cooking competitions on a sailboat in the Grenadines; following love into the bush of Tanzania: encountering the elusive orange fish known as Nemo and stunning soft corals in Fijian waters; tailor-made dresses in China and Ghana; circumnavigating Skiathos, Greece; Hotel Consulting and Fire Dancing in Tonga; a Maasai Wedding in our garden in Arusha, TZ; to the ultimate exotic destination - the spice island of Zanzibar.

People often lament that there just don't seem to be many good travel books available these days, yet a huge demand exists, including from armchair travellers. So, sit back with a cuppa or something stronger. And read on.
 

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Contents

Zanzibar
29
Train To Mpanda TZ
51
Dar Zanzibar Pemba
65
House In Sinza Dar TZ
83
CarJacked In Dar
97
New Job In Arusha TZ
117
Wedding In Our Garden Arusha TZ
131
Arusha March 2007
155
Taking Care Of Myself
171
Birthday Pinatas In Mexico
185
New Beginnings In St Lucia Caribbean
207
Driving Through The Cotswolds UK Reunion In Estonia
223
Why Fiji?
237
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About the author (2010)

Christina Synnott is a Canadian adventurer who graduated with a BA in Hotel & Tourism Management from Schloss Klessheim affiliated with the University of Salzburg, in Austria and has 25 years of work experience in hotels. In addition, she earned a BA in Advertising & Marketing from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and a Certificate in Resort Sales from Cornell University, USA. She was also a bilingual tour guide throughout North America for three years, so is well-qualified on the subject matter. Currently, Christina is living in Fiji, in the South Pacific.

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