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!
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.