Wanderer Weekly #27 – Syria: Lebanon to Turkey

It’s week 27 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the hippie trail.  This week we find him on the move from Lebanon into Syria where he hooks up with a fellow traveler, from the States, Lad.  Our intrepid hippie wanderer and his friend visit Damascus, the Umayyad Mosque, then onto Homs, Palmyra and Aleppo.  Along their way they purchase flutes and Arab head-wraps to hide their hippie-ness and blend in with the surroundings.  Like pied-pipers they play their magical flute music along the roads, in ancient ruins and in various marketplaces.  Lad and Stevie Wander eventually make their way through Syria on into Turkey.  Come and hear more about this unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure! 

Stevie Wander

Co-author Steve Reifman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ultimate hippy trail journey. His adventure, the inspiration for the book Wanderer co-written with F.T. Burke, took him across four continents through 26 countries in 1970-1971. Now, on the Golden Anniversary of his adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander,” as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

Join Stevie on a weekly adventure, kicked off on September 30th, 2020. Click on this Playlist link to get introduced and catch up with all the adventurous clips in this Weekly Wanderer series.