Tourists: Business & Pleasure

On the road last week:

> Bearded Beatnik Poet Allen (Howl) Ginsberg came briefly to rest in South Viet Nam, to investigate the crisis between the government and the rebellious Buddhists (see South Viet Nam). The saffron-robed monks at first thought Ginsberg either a "spy or madman" but after attending a poetry reading one enthusiastic monk told him: "You are an enlightened one. Maybe all the people in the world are asleep except you. You are awake." Awakened, Ginsberg almost immediately left South Viet Nam, commenting, "This place depresses me." >Guinea's President...

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