Addendum to "ODYSSEY: Ten Years on the Hippie Trail" - more photos, writings, and your commentary!
AND REMEMBER! IT'S THE 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE!
Loved your book. It was a flashback to my own ten year journey. Although my route was different, we were both in Nepal in 1978 and both ended up in Marin.I began in Amsterdam in 1968 where I lived between there and Copenhagen for 5 years. There was a regular caravan of hippies traveling overland back and forth to India. I worked in the clubs and made clothing to sell from discarded fabrics. We squatted in houses for free and paid nothing for utilities. Many stories if I could remember them!The overland caravan could be dangerous for women so I opted to fly to Thailand with a German woman I hardly knew. We travelled third class trains and busses down to Bali and back over a year.I split to Nepal where I made my home for 4 years and had a baby girl. Studied Tibetan Tangka painting and Buddhism. I lived in Bodhinath with a geezer named Dharma Dan. A situation came up which forced my one year old daughter and I to abruptly leave with the last money we had.We got stck in Bangkok with not enough money to buy airline tickets because the DC10s had been grounded. Luckily ran into a friend on the streets who gave me the money I needed to fly home.After so many years away, I had no connections back here other than my family in SoCal. One friend from Nepal settled into Mill Valley and we shared a flat. 35 years later ... Still loving this part of the world...now in Petaluma. I'm still connected to many of those people I met on the trail.....happy you could put your story into words. Peace ✌️
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