Wanderer Weekly #44 – Banares to New Delhi

It’s week 44 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the Hippie Trail from 50-years ago.  This week we find him spending several days in the ancient town of Varanasi, also known as Banares, in India.  He is literally swallowed up in a sea of humanity along the Ghats leading to the Ganges.  Stevie enjoys the social scene, hanging out with the Saddhus and Swamis, and especially the nightly blood-red sunsets.  But he soon must be on his wandering way back west.  He boards a train to New Delhi.  Once there he gets his visa stamped so he can continue his journey.  Come hear more of the exciting stories of this 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.