An extraordinary photojournalistic accounting of a 1973 overland journey from the North shore of Belgium to the base of the Himalayas in Nepal. 10,000 miles in 5 months at a time when the door was closing to Americans wanting to travel the same route.
In 1973, the world was just at the brink of a shift we are still reeling from today, more than 40 years later. Events that would significantly change the direction of human history forever. In what could be considered a blink of an eye, the world lost a large portion of its remaining innocence. By the next year, we, as Americans, could not have repeated the trip, right to this very moment.
The world was far from an ideal place, but it did allow 2 young American men
to travel safely and unabated in countries and areas few Americans had
ever seen or experienced.
Brilliant Hippie Trail documetation
I have purchased this book on my computer and am finding it very good. Many, many pix, text, and maps. The iBook format allows readers to create notes for each page, so you can quote your own journal to personalize Radiloff's pix. The Hippie Trail began generally in Istanbul and ended in Kathmandu and went through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and most notably India during the 60s and 70s. Radiloff has created a very comprehensive document on this unique platform. Check FaceBook for more documents.