It’s week 48 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the Hippie Trail from 50-years ago. This week we find him on the move in Afghanistan. Stevie has a magical bus ride from Kabul to Kandahar. In Kandahar he attempts to smuggle hashish sewn into the thick soles of Afghani shoes and sends packages to a friend back home at the post office. As he readies to depart Kandahar towards the Iranian holy city of Mashad, he runs into the old friend from back home who provided him a “Treasure Map” that took him from Istanbul to Kathmandu. Stevie stays one extra day in Kandahar to party with his friend Larry. It’s time to leave fabled Afghanistan and head West toward Iran and ultimately his home. 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.