The Farang, the Gora, and the Gwai Lo

The Farang, the Gora, and the Gwai Lo

My Life: a Hotelier’s Journey Around the World

Tamir Kobrin


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In today’s world, where cultures and peoples get the opportunity to interact through the globalization of expatriate work, the author captures not only the unique senses and feeling of each destination that he has experienced, but also provides in-depth insight into the nuances that enable a foreigner to manage effectively in a foreign country. The unique element of the luxury hotel business adds a sense of drama and excitement to what it takes to be a successful hotel general manager. The author’s vast experience, suggestions, and viewpoint translate into effective leadership and successful integration into a new location.


Tamir Kobrin:
Tamir Kobrin, an internationally well-traveled hotelier who has lived and worked in over twelve countries and five continents, shares his experiences of living and working in foreign countries as an expat, managing people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Tamir shares his experiences of leadership and managing luxury hotels, as well as the sights and sounds of the destinations, the cuisine, and the experiences that depict a sense of place and time to enable the reader the insight into what it takes to travel and work in foreign destinations.