The Backpacker

The Backpacker

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2009
Not available
This product is currently unavailable
Make and edit your lists in your account
No stock available in any shop.


Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger...

John's trip to India starts badly when he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. His life is saved by the enigmatic Rick, who persuades John to abandon his mundane plans for the future for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan where they pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Soon pursued by Thai Mafia, they escape to Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn.

Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781840247718
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Backpacker
A hidden gem, that turned out to be a treasure!
This is for the people who have been travelling or are thinking about taking time out to travel. This little gem i discovered amongst the travel section in... READ MORE
Mike G