He knew of some postings on websites and had read Hall's Remembering the Hippie Trail, but he was more prompted to write by Rory MacLean's Magic Bus (2007).42 All these publications were signs of a slow, deeper change in public culture.
Author: Sharif Gemie
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This is the first history of the Hippie Trail. It records the joys and pains of budget travel to Kathmandu, India, Afghanistan and other ‘points east’ in the 1960s and 1970s. Written in a clear, simple style, it provides detailed analysis of the motivations and the experiences of hundreds of thousands of hippies who travelled eastwards. The book is structured around four key debates: were the travellers simply motivated by a search for drugs? Did they encounter love or sexual freedom on the road? Were they basically just tourists? Did they resemble pilgrims? It also considers how the travellers have been represented in films, novels and autobiographical accounts, and will appeal to those interested in the Trail or the 1960s counterculture, as well as students taking courses relating to the 1960s.
Overland by way of what was called the Hippie Trail. India was the chic place to go, if you were a true adventurer. I still hated hippies, but I did love this about them, their free and openroad way of life, the wanting to get out of ...
Author: Larry Farmer
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
It was a new age, one called the Age of Aquarius, with a restless, ideological generation full of a reverence for new worlds opening up to new ideas. When the Beatles introduced the mystique of India to pop culture, the Hippie Trail was established as hip adventurers traveled overland from Europe to Kathmandu and India. Hunter was not among these hipsters. Still bitter over the way he was treated as a Marine combat veteran home from the Vietnam War, he felt the allure of the open road in America and in Europe. While getting visas in Vienna, he came across a Polish girl, Ewa, whose Politburo father got her unequal privileges she gladly abused to join Hunter on the trek to India to check out the new-age ashrams. Shared experiences and hardships bonded them, but Cold War politics made falling in love the worst hardship of all.
Through a landscape of breathtaking beauty Rory MacLean retraces the path of the once well-worn 'hippie trail' from Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan to Pakistan, India to Nepal, meeting trail veterans and locals on his way, and relives wide-eyed ...
Author: Rory MacLean
Publisher: Penguin UK
In the 1960s hundreds of thousands of young Westerners, inspired by Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu in search of enlightenment and a bit of cheap dope. Since the Summer of Love, the countries that offered so much to these dreamers have confronted the full force of modernity and transformed from worlds of Western fantasy to political minefields. Through a landscape of breathtaking beauty Rory MacLean retraces the path of the once well-worn 'hippie trail' from Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan to Pakistan, India to Nepal, meeting trail veterans and locals on his way, and relives wide-eyed adventures as he witnesses a world of extraordinary and terrifying transformation.
Author: John Anthony MorettaPublish On: 2017-01-31
Marrakech became a compulsory stop for seekers on the original hippie trail to india, which for many, was the ultimate destination. it was there, they believed, as the beatles had in their sojourn to india in 1968, that nirvana could be ...
Author: John Anthony Moretta
"In this exemplary treatise on the vast reaches and deep roots of a defining movement, Moretta offers a probing and potent work of cultural anthropology that captures the essence of the youthful energy that changed a nation and influenced the world""--Booklist "This balanced consideration of the hippies succeeds in incorporating positive and negative assessments of this slice of the counterculture of the 1960s...fine study. Highly recommended"--Choice "Impressively informative and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation...very highly recommended"--Midwest Book Review Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact. Their influence essentially defined the 1960s--hippie antifashion, divergent music, dropout politics and "make love not war" philosophy extended to virtually every corner of the world and remain influential. The political and cultural institutions that the hippies challenged, or abandoned, mainly prevailed. Yet the nonviolent, egalitarian hippie principles led an era of civic protest that brought an end to the Vietnam War. Their enduring impact was the creation of a 1960s frame of reference among millions of baby boomers, whose attitudes and aspirations continue to reflect the hip ethos of their youth.
334 THE AGE OF FLIGHT 1939–PRESENT The Hippie Trail In the 1960s, hoards of idealistic youths took off from cities across Europe to hitchhike or bus their way through central Asia to India and beyond, in search of peace, love, ...
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon. Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour, from The Silk Road to the epic Voyager missions. Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia. This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys, and will make an impressive gift for any lover of travel and history.
Author: Robert Louis KreamerPublish On: 2019-07-18
In 1977, a twenty-year-old naive American undertakes an epic nine-thousand-mile overland journey from Munich to Kathmandu.
Author: Robert Louis Kreamer
In 1977, a twenty-year-old naive American undertakes an epic nine-thousand-mile overland journey from Munich to Kathmandu. With his camera and his journal, he records and recounts his journey, wanderings and musings with candor and humor through cities and countries that are now inaccessible and too dangerous for the modern backpacking tourist.
Tracing the history of the Hippie Trail and those who followed it, this book explores the motivations and experiences of these young travellers, mapping their everyday interactions with locals and the joys and hardships of independent ...
Author: Sharif Gemie
Tracing the history of the Hippie Trail and those who followed it, this book explores the motivations and experiences of these young travellers, mapping their everyday interactions with locals and the joys and hardships of independent budget travel.
Days later we heard they had to wait three hours for another bus but such was the ways along the hippie trail. The rest of my day passed slowly as I sat on our rock truck watching Ossian who seemed to mysteriously hover above the rocks ...
Author: Ronald Ritter
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I wanted to reach England by traveling the hippie trail overland from Australia. In many ways it became a spiritual quest guided by a stranger in Singapore to travel to Nepal to meet, The Little Buddha, Ossian MacLise. I was the iconic, itinerant hippie traveller of the sixties and early seventies, working for a year or two then traveling for a year until I had enough money to go again. My first foray into travel was the great flower power hippie overland route to England. Traveling by bus, train or plane I slowly made my way through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey then onto England before returning to Europe and home to Australia. Life on the road is exciting, exhausting and life changing. I recommend it for everyone before settling into a world of marriage, children and a mortgage. The enjoyment of this journey remained with me for the rest of my life and I became an itinerant traveller, always looking for the next adventure.