The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 5: Land of Black Gold / Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon by Herge3.5 stars!
I spent the last couple of months reading through a few volumes of Tintin (Volumes 3 to 6). Since I didn’t have a lot of specific things to say for each one, I thought I’d share this summarised post/review. Here are the books in order of preference:
Volume 5 which contains Red Rackham’s Treasure, The Seven Crystal Balls, and Prisoners of the Sun – 4 out of 5 stars
Volume 6 which contains Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon, and Explorers on the Moon – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Volume 4 which contains The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Shooting Star, and The Secret of the Unicorn – 3 out of 5 stars
Volume 3 which contains Tintin and The Broken Ear, The Black Island, and King Ottoker’s Sceptre – 3 out of 5 stars
And here is a list of the stories these volumes covered, listed in order of most enjoyable to least (least being good, but not as good as the ones above):
Explorers on the Moon
The Seven Crystal Balls
The Prisoners of the Sun
The Secret of the Unicorn
Red Rackham’s Treasure
Land of Black Gold
The Shooting Star
The Crab with the Golden Claws
King Ottokar’s Sceptre
The Black Island
The Broken Ear
Volume 3 is where Tintin begins to connect various stories. You will run across characters from previous stories after Volume 3. Which is why it may be a good idea to stick to the order the books were written in while reading them.
Regardless of how you go about reading them, don’t miss out on Tintin and his adventures. They are books and stories that everyone must try, at least once. Stay tuned for the summarised review of the rest of the volumes (which will probably come up in a few months). Until then… Happy Reading!
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Our mission is to make food and beverage the heart and soul of our hotels by thinking like restaurateurs and delivering an experience that is excellent, relevant and authentic. But our environment has changed: new travelers hunger and thirst for ever greater simplicity, excellence and authenticity and are demanding and tasteful in the way they choose their addresses. This, is the key transformation that we have made at Accor. The public have become real experts, and demanding experts at that! Before choosing a venue for lunch or a drink, our guests spend a long time perusing online reviews and ratings. They spend less and less time sitting at the table, but are hungry for simplicity, quality and transparency: they are concerned about the provenance of the food they eat and its impact on their health. First, by delivering excellence with authenticity and simplicity , which means the basics have to be perfect.
The food and beverage service is part of the service-oriented hospitality sector. It can be a part of a large hotel or tourism business and it can also be run as an independent business. The Restaurant Manager looks after the overall functioning of a restaurant. He holds an FSS certificate that needs to be no more than five years old. The Kitchen Stewarding department strives to ensure cleanliness, preparedness, and orderliness in the commercial kitchen so that the kitchen staff can work efficiently.