Absolutely Faking It

Absolutely Faking It Tiana Templeman
  • Title: Absolutely Faking It
  • Author: Tiana Templeman
  • ISBN: 9781863254649
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Absolutely Faking It Tiana Templeman Absolutely Faking It For Tiana Templeman travel has always meant hiking boots and hostels so when she wins a trip for two to stay at thirteen of the world s most exclusive five star hotels it sounds like the chance of
    For Tiana Templeman, travel has always meant hiking boots and hostels, so when she wins a trip for two to stay at thirteen of the world s most exclusive five star hotels, it sounds like the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to see how the other half lives.But with a travel budget stretched tighter than the straps on their bulging backpacks, Tiana and her man have no rooFor Tiana Templeman, travel has always meant hiking boots and hostels, so when she wins a trip for two to stay at thirteen of the world s most exclusive five star hotels, it sounds like the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to see how the other half lives.But with a travel budget stretched tighter than the straps on their bulging backpacks, Tiana and her man have no room for diamonds and designer clothing if they actually owned any in the first place From the Ritz in Paris to the Dorchester in London and the Peninsula in Hong Kong, Tiana is faced with questions of etiquette she never thought she d have to answer is it all right to cook instant noodles beside the Chanel toiletries in the bathroom How do you deal with tipping when you can t even afford a bottle of water from the mini bar And what on earth are you meant to do with a private butler Through fourteen countries, over five months and with countless hilarious and mortifying adventures, Tiana learns that in establishments catering for those with champagne tastes, when you re on a beer budget life can be harder than it looks.
    • [EPUB] ✓ Free Read ☆ Absolutely Faking It : by Tiana Templeman ↠
      199 Tiana Templeman
    • thumbnail Title: [EPUB] ✓ Free Read ☆ Absolutely Faking It : by Tiana Templeman ↠
      Posted by:Tiana Templeman
      Published :2020-04-12T10:28:12+00:00

    About Tiana Templeman


    1. Tiana Templeman is an author with Random House, freelance journalist, radio presenter and recognised industry professional.Her travel narrative Absolutely Faking It has been reprinted numerous times and translated for overseas publication Tiana is the creator of the popular travel blog Good to Go and contributes to numerous media outlets both in Australia and overseas She also appears as a guest presenter on ABC 612 Queensland and 4BC talking about where to visit, what to see and travel industry trends.As a media spokesperson and specialist industry academic Tiana has delivered Working with the Media courses for Tourism Events Queensland and tutors journalism students at the Queensland University of Technology She teaches face to face workshops and on line for Queensland Writers Centre, has acted as MC for the 2 day RACQ Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference and is a regular panellist at industry events She has also travelled around Australia and beyond as a specialist Destination Lecturer for Celebrity Cruises.Tiana holds a Certificate IV in Training Assessment, a Master of Creative Industries and is currently completing a PhD on The Future of Freelance Journalism in Australia She has been an avid traveller since she was 18 and is always dreaming about her next big adventure.


    319 Comments


    1. I finished this somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on either the 23rd or 24th, since I m not sure which side of the date line I was on, between Brisbane and Los Angeles, California.I absolutely loved this book, some of what resonated with me was stemming from my recent stay at the Westin Melbourne coming in my blog on that stay , which may not be a member of the Leading Hotels of the World but remained far above my normal standard We aren t cultural Neanderthals, but I start to wonder how we ll c [...]

      Reply

    2. This travel book is about people as much as places The travellers and the people they met, in grand hotels or dusty hovels around the world, found that it isn t the uniform or the smelly t shirt that makes the person, it is the spark of friendship that counts.Winning the holiday of a lifetime stays in a dozen of the Leading Hotels of the World with economy class airfare and enough spending money for a pizza now and then made for an entertaining trip The holiday of a lifetime was certainly that, [...]

      Reply

    3. Combining two of my likes travelling and comping , I should love this book I don t mind the occasional travelogue but far prefer ones that aren t quite so.um, nice Absolutely Faking It is probably even escapist than regular travel literature, but perhaps so much so that it was difficult for me to empathise There are a couple of chuckles, a fair few if only s and plenty wishes for some mean spirited sarcasm ala that of Bill Bryson.

      Reply

    4. Great to let your mind travel between 5 star and most peoples realities around the worldI think having a budget allowed for them to have a better experience.

      Reply

    5. Light read, a backpacker couple, travel to five star hotels in amongst, well backpacking Around the world

      Reply

    6. Like the story s protagonists, I also took a photograph that won an international photographic competition My prize was the return airflight from Australia to New York, three night s accommodation in a Manhattan hotel and a dinner where I was presented with my award But my hotel was three stars although I was given a suite , not one of the world s most exclusive five star hotels that the author and her husband got to stay in I have been in the foyer of The Peninsular Hotel in Hong Kong that was [...]

      Reply

    7. I was really excited to read this book and it started off interesting I loved reading about the lavish hotels and the authors funny attempts at trying to pull off this trip on a budget But after awhile, the writing becomes very samey and each hotel seems to have the same idea of lavishness The cities begin to blur into one and whilst some are beautifully described, some are whispered over far too quickly, like a fleeting stop The writing isn t descriptive enough that it is sometimes hard to imag [...]

      Reply

    8. An Australian couple wins the trip of a lifetime to stay in a string of 5 star hotels around the world The only problem is that there are lots of other expenses that aren t paid for The couple has the hilarious adventure of staying in expensive hotels but having to live like backpackers in every other respect.

      Reply

    9. A very interesting read I was quite surprised by the author s constant need to fit in wherever she was, whether staying in a 5 star palace or in a regular hotel I was also a bit taken aback by her reactions and naivety sometimes, which were both unexpected in someone supposedly so well travelled.

      Reply

    10. Loved reading about all the places and hotels, some descriptions actually helped me pick places to visit for my upcoming overseas trip But I HATED her continual whinging in the first half of the book about how she was so embarrassed and felt out of place in the 5 star hotels If I won an amazing trip like that I wouldn t complain about anything

      Reply

    11. FutureCat gave me this at our meetup D This was a great book I really enjoyed all the descriptions of different places, and while I too wish the authors had figured out how to fit in a bit earlier, I m glad they figured it out in time to have a good time for the rest of their amazing holiday I m so jealous

      Reply

    12. Leuk verhaal en leuk gegeven maar beetje saai geschreven Typisch zo n boek van iemand die iets meemaakt en daar graag een boek over schrijft Ik weet niet of ze ondertussen nog andere boeken geschreven heeft of niet, maar dit was alleszins haar eerste en hopelijk blijft het daarbij.

      Reply

    13. thirteen Luxury Hotels in 5 months No money Thought it would be juicy than it was.

      Reply

    14. I thought the author had an amazing opportunity spoiled only by her perceived need to fit in with the other half Loved reading about the adventure though.

      Reply

    15. Another absolutely fabulous travel book.

      Reply

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *