239th out of 359 books — 312 voters
To Venture Further: An Incredible Boat Journey Across the Waterways of Thailand
In this memorable exploit from a master storyteller, legendary sailor Tristan Jones makes an exceedingly difficult passage through the infamous Kra Penninsula in a small fishing boat.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 25th 1992 by Sheridan House
(first published October 28th 1991)
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Even though Jones fabricates or embellishes some details and even though he's not the best writer technically (I say that like I know what I'm talking about, but I really don't), I still love the hell out of this book. At some point, I even looked up old newspaper articles online just so I could make myself believe that these kids could actually cross the Kra (they did). While I preferred "Somewhere East of Suez", this book is still a favorite.
Subtitled - an incredible boat journey across the waterways of Thailand. What more needs to be said. Well actually the author is disabled, he has only one leg, and his crew of Thais were also disabled. A neat travel book set in a part of the world not much travelled, inspiring and there is an elephant.