PETER PAN IN REALITY
THE BOY BEHIND THE MICROPHONE
How Peter Pan came to be from the chance meeting between a Chinese physicist and an American communist….in the fifties. How his ideals went from Harvard to Homeless while sleeping 2 hours a day and discovering a spin-off of Scientology. How he discovered the secrets to never forgetting, doing a backflip and living in a tree.
PETER PAN IN CHINA
DIGGING FOR ROOTS IN POST-APOCALYPTIC URBANISM
Is Culture your Friend? How Travel can make you racist. The dirty realities of a country stripped of its past: Karaoke politics, ghost towns, and a population that feeds off toxic air, food & water. The underground you’d never hear about… from matriarchal societies on LSD to the most common recreational drug in China, mass-produced Ketamine.
PETER PAN IN PRISON
GOLDEN TRIANGLE PATHS INTO BUDDHIST TEMPLES
Self-proclaimed Shiva leads us towards sacred Kawagarbo glacier (6,740 m) to meditate for an hour… naked. Hitch-hiking with guerrilla soldiers into secret, guarded cities of gamblers, gangsters and prostitutes. How we snuck past military checkpoints hiding atop a truck, only to have a monk turn us in, spending Christmas in a Burmese jail.
PETER PAN IN BURMA
YUNNAN & BACK TO BURMA
How to fund a year of travel in two weeks, blend in with the locals, see eye-to-eye with soldiers in trenches and almost get blown up by a landmine. How to sneak a scooter with half a brake left into the longest-running civil warzone in the world… on the way towards meeting a ruby smuggler.
PETER PAN IN BANGLADESH
SEEKING ROHINGYAS & CHAKMAS
Are two women leading a Muslim country to ruin? Buddhist monks calling for genocide while we narrowly avoid kidnap by mountain separatists. Searching for Rohingya minorities, finding Chakmas instead. Chasing through slums in a city of 15 million to track down a stolen camera. Encounters with ‘over-the-counter’ drugs stronger than heroin, dealing with a pimp for diplomats and a police force sponsored by the British-American tobacco association.
PETER PAN IN PARLIAMENT
POWER OF CORRUPTION & CORRUPTION OF POWER
Learning about Chinese politics from an ex-convict, Taichi practitioner & torture survivor. How to crash a student-led coup in Taiwan, stay in Parliament for two weeks, and participate in the awakening of an entire society. The Sunflower Movement: a crash course in civil disobedience, political activism and learning to shut up… not.
PETER PAN IN JAPAN
NIETZSCHE & HOMELESSNESS
From living in an anarchist 100-year old wooden dorm for $2 a night with poets, pianists and quantum physicists… to rooftop camping with my sister in Tokyo. A punk freegan shows us how to get unlimited pizza and cheesecake for free. Japan’s most dangerous neighborhood hosts the coolest travelers.
PETER PAN IN ORIGINS
My 98-year-old plasma physicist grandfather goes back to his hometown for the first time in 50 years… taking us along. How one man, bent on giving himself to his homeland, ends up persecuted for decades. Surviving accusations of treason in two different countries, he lives on as whom I call ‘the oldest hippie in the world’.