I spotted this book on the Lonely Planet website and as I'd been round Malaysia and to Bali I thought it was worth a look. I haven't read many travel books but those I have seem to be a bit 'Michael Palin' or a bit too worthy. This was new to me - an honest account of the challenge of backpacking - haggling, getting on buses and some great observations - but also the feeling of discovering things for the first time. The book is funny, exciting and made me want to get on the next plane out there and even climb a volcano. Great book. --Amazon.co.uk
'An open, amusing and exciting account of the reality of backpacking and the wonders of Indonesia.' --The Lombok Times
"Playing with Fire is fascinating and inspirational and will entice any reader with wanderlust to Indonesia to begin their own adventures." --Waterfrontonline.co.uk
About the Author
Nick Langston-Able was born and educated in Oxfordshire. He qualified as a teacher in Bristol where he has been living for the last twelve years. His first backpacking trip to Southeast Asia was to Singapore, Sarawak (Borneo), peninsular Malaysia and Thailand; he has returned to Thailand twice, leading expeditions with small groups of students. His travels around Indonesia have included the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumatra. His last independent trip was to Borneo where he climbed Mount Kinabalu; his journey then took him to Bali, Flores and Rinca. In 2006 he accompanied a group of students to Sarawak and Sabah as part of a 'World Challenge' expedition. Nick Langston-Able is well known in the Bristol area as an accomplished vocalist and guitarist. He rarely plays Harmonica.