When Westerners Go East
- ISBN: 978-1-905379-33-0
- Published: 1st August 2019
On his way to join a 70-year-old Canadian former military survival teacher to ‘help him fight the bears’ on a three-month trek in remote western Nepal, Luke Williams speaks to Westerners who travel to Asia to find things they can’t find at home – riches, wives, ladyboys, cheap living and even cheaper opium, mountains, tropical beaches and orangutans used in human prostitution.
In this daring, fast-paced, funny and often very touching book, Luke explores Jakarta’s surprisingly virile underground prostitution scene and consults an American medium in Ubud to channel his dead grandfather. He gets a penis enlargement in Seoul, jumps off the world’s highest Bungy jump in Macau, goes undercover with paedophiles in Sri Lanka, eats a snake heart in Vietnam, investigates why so many westerners die in Thailand and meets the British woman who rehabilitates an orangutan used for prostitution by humans in Borneo.
Extreme Asia follows Luke Williams as he explores Asia’s sex, drug and plastic surgery tourism capitals, and tries to find the one drug he has never, ever taken – a mysterious, purportedly reality splitting substance called XYZ.