Slithering South by Steve Van Beek
One man, One small boat.
720 miles from the Golden Triangle to the Sea
A wild, often hilarious, ride down Thailand's longest river.
A tiny teak boat set in the Ping River deep in the Golden Triangle takes the author on a 58-day voyage of discovery through Thailand's heart. Along the way, he meets Sin the Buffalo Man, the Cowboys of The Sala, Jamrat and the "Boom Boom Girl", and dozens of other intriguing characters. One dark night, poachers prey on him; on another, he is a murder suspect, as he learns far more about rural Thailand - and himself - than he bargained for.
?The best travel book ever written about Thailand.? Jim Eckardt, The Nation
?Brilliant. Don?t let this one ?slither? away.? Bernie Cooper, Guide of Bangkok
??accomplished what no Thai or farang had done before. He?d measured the Realm?s heartbeat.? Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post
?The reader is rewarded with a personal journey as well as an (at times) harrowing voyage into the unknown that is at once hilarious, information and entertaining.? Thailand Tatler
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