Wanderer Weekly #6: Marrakesh

Our wandering hippie is now in week #6 of his year-long global journey in November 1970 in Morocco. A week-long stay in Marrakesh. The Hotel Essaouira, sights, sounds, smells, food, the markets, Ramadan—“Stevie Wander” explores the exotic cultural surroundings. Saying goodbye to his fellow travelers, Hans and Oliver, part of the infamous “Formentera Five.” The natives call out “Hippy! Hippie! Hippy!” as he roams the markets at night and observes the various snake charmers.

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.