The Hippie Trail: After Europe, Turn Left

Author(s): Robert Louis Kreamer 

ISBN: 9781781557365
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The true story of an epic 9,000-mile overland journey through Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent: ‘The Hippie Trail’
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  • A unique late-1970s road trip with previously unpublished photographs of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India and monuments and cities now destroyed by war

  • The photographs are reproduced from original Cibachrome 35-mm colour film slides, Kodachrome 35-mm colour film negatives and 110 colour film negatives

  • Descriptions of routes, places, cities, people and overland border crossings now inaccessible to the modern traveller

  • A delightfully candid, open, humorous and personal diary of a long-gone era along a long-closed road during the waning months of ‘The Hippie Trail’

In 1977, a twenty-year-old naïve American took a break from his university studies to undertake an epic 9,000-mile overland journey from Munich to Kathmandu. With his camera and journal, Robert Louis Kreamer records and narrates his journey with candour and humour through cities and countries that are now inaccessible and too dangerous for the modern backpacking tourist. Think Adrian Mole meets Jack Kerouac somewhere On the Road as the search for universal truth and the meaning of life tramps alongside the author. In his search for adventure, the writer visits cities such as Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tehran, Kandahar and Kabul with youthful exuberance and a seemingly casual nonchalance that reveals a lost era of more, openness, tolerance and promise.

Beautifully illustrated with 35-mm Cibachrome and Kodachrome photographs of the late Seventies, The Hippie Trail: After Europe, Turn Left is an astonishing story of a road trip in a bygone age.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557365
FORMAT 276 x 216 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 01 October 2019
ILLUSTRATIONS 100 black-and-white and colour photographs



Robert Louis Kreamer grew up in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and while attending university in Germany, began his interest in world travel. He pursued both music, photography and art, and later followed in his father’s footsteps as an oil painter. His work has been shown in San Francisco, Santa Fe and England. He currently lives and works in south-west England.