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The hippie trail also the overland  is the name given to the overland journey taken by members of the hippie subculture and others from the mids to the late s  between Europe and South Asia , mainly through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,  India, and Nepal. The hippie trail was a form of alternative tourism , and one of the key elements was travelling as cheaply as possible, mainly to extend the length of time away from home. The term "hippie" became current in the mid-to-late s; " beatnik " was the previous term from the later s. The hippies tended to interact more with the local population than traditional sightseers did. The hippie trail largely ended in the late s after the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan closed the route to Western travelers. Most journeys passed through Istanbul , where routes divided.
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Uzbekistan has opened a criminal investigation after a blogger who advocated for gay rights was beaten outside his Tashkent home. Miraziz Bazarov was left hospitalized by Sunday's attack, in which three masked men, including one with a baseball bat, beat him. Bazarov, known for his criticisms of the government and his social media commentary on corruption, was left with a broken leg, a concussion and internal bruising, according to Human Rights Watch. The blogger said he had received threats previously for his commentary. Consensual same-sex relations between men are criminalized in Uzbekistan, with prison terms of up to three years. As well as the risk of arrest, Uzbeks can face threats and extortion for their relationships. The attack on Bazarov came the same day that around people held a rally against activism for gay rights in the capital.
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As a student at Columbia University in the s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac , forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism , economic materialism , and sexual repression , and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, sex, multiculturalism, hostility to bureaucracy , and openness to Eastern religions. Ginsberg is best known for his poem " Howl " in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. The poem reflected Ginsberg's own sexuality and his relationships with a number of men, including Peter Orlovsky , his lifelong partner.
As cities across the region begin to cater more widely to the gay market, the options available to the discerning gay visitor are greater than ever. Here is our pick of five spots across Asia where you can be sure of a warm welcome and a great time. A nightly drag performance introduces a playlist of pop remixes, as three floors of local and international revelers dance until dawn. Cosmopolitan Bali boasts a friendly gay scene that, together with stunning landscapes and its infamous beaches, make it a hit with gay travelers. The Hindu-animist beliefs of the Balinese give for more tolerance than you might expect elsewhere in Indonesia ; all the same, locals tend to be discreet given traditional family expectations.