Although it was ancient wisdom that marriage was joy for a month and misery for a life, yet everyone agreed that Abu Hasan should marry. With a healthy personal fortune, a keen wit and a generous heart, he was quite the most eligible bachelor in Baghdad…
The indigenous tribe in the Colombian jungle had no word for ‘to lie’ or ‘to deceive’ and so were tragically ill-equipped to meet the modern world.
Here I’m filmed talking about 14 years on the road and the long strange trip it’s been to get thoroughly lost on several continents before ever finding the way back home.
Hitching to India when I was 20 was like a rite of passage, hitting the road with just a loaf of bread, a sleeping bag, a clarinet and a toothbrush, determined to trust in Fate and make my way overland with the gods on my side.