Shave My Spider!

‘Shave My Spider!’ follows on from the wedding book, and chronicles the next major trip Roo and I took together. We’d been married for a year, and I was selling lots of copies of ‘That Bear Ate My Pants!’ – it seemed natural to take advantage, and nip off on another grand adventure… We chose Asia, because it’s comparatively close (to Australia) – and because, at least in theory, it would be cheap…

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Tony James Slater is quite possibly the world’s worst traveller.
And yet he’s about to embark on his most ambitious trip ever…

Faced with buying a car and getting a real job – or saying ‘Bollocks to that,’ and blowing all his savings on a six-month adventure around Asia… well, there really is no contest!

Because who wouldn’t want to visit exotic places like Borneo, Cambodia and China? Who wouldn’t want to tackle the world’s most dangerous hiking path, tangle with the Vietnamese Mafia, and suffer days in the dreaded Mongolian saddle?
And who wouldn’t want to try a bowl of five-organ soup?

All he has to do is survive, despite being one of the clumsiest individuals on the planet. His rainbow-haired wife, Roo, is determined to keep him in one piece – but he’s not making it easy.
Six months around Asia will make or break them… Literally.

Join Tony and Roo on an epic journey through the weirdest and most wonderful things the Asian continent can offer. Share their hopes and fears as they battle the wildlife, the elements, and the laws of probability to explore six fascinating and exotic countries.
Together, they will prove one of the cardinal rules of travel: that nothing ever goes according to plan. Especially when you don’t have one…

You’ll love this hilarious and heart-warming memoir. Follow our hapless adventurers through Borneo, Vietnam, Mongolia, China, Laos and Cambodia.

One thing’s for sure; it ain’t no holiday.