Wanderer Weekly #29 – Turkey & Iran

It’s week 29 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” some fifty years ago.  This week we find him traveling across Turkey and Iran to the doorstep of Afghanistan.  From a grueling three-day train trip through Turkey to the strangeness of entering Iran, which is a very different culture from Turkey and Arabia.  Stevie arrives in Mashad, Iran at the time of a holy pilgrimage as he witnesses the powerful stirrings of spirituality in the Farsi-speaking Persian culture.  Come hear more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the Hippie Trail.

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.