In the beginning, it was innocent enough. Teens for Christ seemed like many other liberated hippie crews in They wore long hair and colorful caftans. They played acoustic guitars at the beach. There was nothing unusual about them.
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In the s and 70s, intrepid European and American naifs were traipsing the backroads of South Asia on an unofficial network of cheap hostels and budget bus fleets known as the Hippie Trail. There they hoped to encounter enough ancient spirituality—and hashish—to inject their bourgeois existence with a trace of meaning. From Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, and India, travelers found respite in the local customs and garments of the Global South, surviving thriftily on the strength of their currencies. The stateside movement crested and receding, Hippie Trail was a last-ditch effort of the counterculture. In , Paris Match sent photographer Jack Garofalo down to see what the kids were up to.