"East Before South" is the tale of a very unusual trip that began, innocently enough, with a fabulous party in Rio de Janeiro. The journey will take you on a ride in rattletrap buses, dugout canoes, camel trucks, army convoys, sea ferries, and clapped-out trains. It will take you through places not on any map. With hundreds of (often) irreverent travel anecdotes of the kind you just won't find in any other travel book, it's the unvarnished truth. It will show you the world the way it really is.