Touch the Sky: the Hippie Trail and other forms of alternative tourism

Event Date October 11, 2013 – October 12, 2013

Location – Cardiff Story Museum, The Old Library Trinity St, Cardiff, CF10 1BH

The History Research Unit at the University of South Wales is organising a two-day conference dedicated to the Hippie Trail c.1957-1978 and related forms of alternative tourism.

One of the last great expressions of alternative tourism in the twentieth century, the hippie trail to Morocco, Afghanistan, Nepal, India and other points east, flourished between 1957 (when Jack Kerouac published his influential road narrative On the Road) and 1978 (when the Iranian Revolution closed the land route from Europe to India).

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