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Hardship Posting: True Tales of Expat Misadventures in Asia, Volume 1
Hardship Posting True Tales of Expat Misadventures in Asia Volume 1 Author:Stuart Lloyd Over 400 hilarious and jaw-dropping anecdotes from those who lived to tell their tales. — "... a mighty collection of tales. The bawdy humour comes thick and fast throughout. A rib-tickling read for the not-so-faint-hearted." - Rachel Farnay, Editor, The Expat Magazine. — It's all in here... swapping a Rolling Stone Magazine for a Vietnam Visa, th... more »e group that posed as Air Supply to get through an Indonesia roadblock, what your maid might be doing with Indian gentlemen and a jar of Vaseline while you're at work, the North Korean soldier doing a Ugandan war dance in a karaoke lounge, the bloke that posed as the British High Commissioner in Bangkok bars, the gent in the Singapore club sauna in a 3-piece suit, the English lady shot by Macau gangsters, the helicopter pilot they wanted to use as a case-study for VD research, the American that ordered a fat young boy in a Hong Kong restaurant, the guy that bought a Phuket bar on Amex card, the Aussie they flew around the region to non-existent meetings, ordering Kentucky Fried Cobra in a Malaysian snake restaurant, jumping airport immigration queues to get to a Manila bar on time, the 3 cups of coffee that cost US$100 in Tokyo, the guy who went to a Seoul barber ship and asked for a haircut, the guy who had his wallet stolen by police, and many many more.
A no-holes-barred romp through Asia! Great reading for the expat that can't remember what he did last night, for once-were expats to remember what Asia was like, and for the might-be expats to know what they're really getting themselves in for.
All colourfully narrated by "expat's expat," barstool philosopher and freelance philanthropist, Colonel Ken.
Compiled and edited by Stuart Lloyd, Australian writer, adman and journalist who spent over 12 years in Asia.
With hilarious cartoons by famous cartoonist Larry Feign, a 13-year Asian veteran.