'This book took me straight back to my holiday in Molvania: I intend to sue.' Ben SchottMolvania, birthplace of the polka and whooping cough, is often overlooked as a tourist destination but thanks to this fully up-dated Jetlag Travel Guide the keen traveler can now enjoy one of central Europe's best-kept secrets.Everything you need to know about this unique nation, 'a land untouched by modern dentistry' is here including: Useful phrases: Sprufki Doh Craszko?What is that smell?Eating Out: As a rule, eating out in Molvania is quite cheap... but in some larger cities you may be expected to pay extra for a waiter with a moustache.Accomodation: At the top end you can't go past Hotjl Palfvi.It's a 250-year-old Carmelite convent that has been tastefully restored with a real eye for period detail.For example, each room features a large wooden crucifix that opens to reveal a fully-stocked mini-bar.Culture:The national anthem was chosen in 1987 as part of a competition, sung to the tune of 'Oh What a Feeling' from Flashdance, the third verse is generally considered optional.'
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The jetlag travel guide to molvania is written by Australia's most successful satirical team.Their work has included internationally successful feature films and TV shows.From The New Yorker:
The Republic of Molvanîa, known as the birthplace of whooping cough and the Molvanîan Sneezing Hound, has been largely ignored by the backpacking set in its sweep through post-Communist Europe. This may have something to do with the country's miserable landscape, miserable weather, miserable food, and miserable, surly populace; on the other hand, it may have something to do with the fact that Molvanîa doesn't exist. In format and page layout, this inspired send-up of a travel guide looks exactly like the real thing, and it displays an acute feel for all the clichés of the genre, including testimonials that instruct how to have an uncomfortable "authentic" experience, rather than a "bland, westernized" one. The nation's new national anthem is set to the tune of "What a Feeling," from the movie "Flashdance" useful phrases include the Molvanîan for "Please," "Thank you," "May God send you a sturdy donkey," and "What is that smell?"
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