Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, bestselling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that endured for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In HIPPIE, he tells the story of Paulo, a skinny Brazilian with a goatee and long hair, setting off on a trip in hunt of a deeper meaning for his life. He travels on the notorious ‘ Death Train to Bolivia, also on to Peru, and latterly thumbing through Chile and Argentina. In the notorious levee Forecourt in Amsterdam, he finds youthful people playing music while agitating sexual emancipation, the expansion of knowledge, and the hunt for an inner verity. There he meets Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties who has been staying to find the ideal companion to accompany her on the legendary hippie trail to Nepal. Together with their fellow trippers , they embark on a trip aboard the Magic Bus, heading across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. For everyone, the trip is transformative. For Paulo and Karla, it's a life- defining love story that leads to choices that will set the course of the rest of their lives.