Three Continents in a Kombi

Wednesday April 30, 2014 Written by Chris

In 1961, nine students from Cambridge embarked on what may have been the best road trip ever planned (or at least the best executed).

Travelling in a VW Kombi through the Soviet Union to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and onto Africa, the journeymen traversed their way along the hippie trail, before it became well-trodden with backpackers.

Their story has been turned into a book, but this gallery of pictures will take you along for the ride.