Magic Bus

Magic Bus

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

ISBN: 9780141902081

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Travel

The hippie trail

The hippie trail

In reality, The Beach is not really a movie about the hippie trail or the backpacker trail, but is a critique of the vacuous nature of Generation X, with Thailand and its people merely collateral damage in that discussion.

Author: Sharif Gemie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526114631

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: History

Overland on the Hippie Trail

Overland on the Hippie Trail

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

ISBN: 9781509219599

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The Hippie Trail

The Hippie Trail

Author: Sharif Gemie

Publisher:

ISBN: 938756133X

Category: Hippies

Page: 246

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Categories: Hippies

The Hippie Trail

The Hippie Trail

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526114623

Category: Asia

Page: 246

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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.
Categories: Asia

The Hippies

The Hippies

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

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499496

Category: History

Page: 428

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"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.
Categories: History

Journey

Journey

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, ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241346624

Category: History

Page: 360

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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.
Categories: History

Odyssey

Odyssey

PLEASE DON'T PURCHASE THIS EDITION - search same book (Third Edition) now entitled "Ten Years on the Hippie Trail, Kansas to Kathmandu", Here on Amazon.

Author: Ananda G. Brady

Publisher:

ISBN: 1497347971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 594

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From Kansas to Kathmandu, from mountain to beach, jungle to city-street, jail to monastery, palatial estate to park-bench, psychopaths to gurus, from heart-break and back to love again, our journeyer met with all these and much more in this engrossing tale of not just travel but of a life consciously unfolding. Casting his fate to the wind he set out, with little money but a shaky confidence that he'd find ways and means of survival when his bankroll hit bottom – which didn't take long. Being carried by a strong desire and determination to see the world he persevered, melting obstacles with an ability to spot an opportunity or to to sink into, or to wait out, a situation. Choosing to shun scamming, smuggling or fruit-picking in favor of creative and artistic means to earn his living he kept some cash in his pocket – most of the time. And by endeavoring to do only what he enjoyed doing, and to keep company only with those of whom he had a high regard, he found in this an all-round viable formula that proved to work well for most everything in general.During lengthy stretches in villages, jungles and beaches of Central America, and with nomads of the Moroccan Sahara sand dunes, a family of wandering spiritual 'sadhus' on the banks of the Ganges in India, holding a position as cook and general manager in a charming backpacker hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan - after crossing that country by horseback. Thus, more than mere survival he thrived, refusing to regard his own lack of funds as 'poverty.'Throughout the journey his path would cross and intertwine with the people of his own leaning, the 'hippies' on the trail, which during this era were legion.Many mysterious interventions of destiny would arise, presenting ranges of circumstance from idyllic to agonizingly stressful, but all would impart valuable life-lessons and rich experience to this seeker of anything and everything that would add to his accumulation of knowledge – knowledge of being human, of being alive. He would add to his own involvements insightful observations of others whose existence differed greatly from his own, and would treasure absolutely all of it as spiritual experience.
Categories: Philosophy

Expedition into Empire

Expedition into Empire

The Hippie Trail was at its peak from the mid-1960s to 1979, when the simultaneous collapse of Afghanistan into war and Iran into revolution forced its close. Although it is impossible to determine exactly how many people travelled the ...

Author: Martin Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317630128

Category: History

Page: 254

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Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a pioneering journey through the cultures of empire. With contributions from established and emerging scholars, Expedition into Empire plots the rise and transformation of expeditionary journeys from the eighteenth century until the present. Conceived as a series of spotlights on imperial travel and colonial expansion, it roves widely: from the metropolitan centers to the ends of the earth. This collection is both rigorous and accessible, containing lively case studies from writers long immersed in exploration, travel literature, and the dynamics of cross-cultural encounter.
Categories: History