Mature Flâneur

Hitchhiking in Tibet

Stunning photos from the back of a truck

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters
Published in
10 min readMay 13, 2024

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Our Ride. Note the metal bar at the back. All Photos courtesy of Dave O’Neil, who sent them to me years later — after the Internet was invented.

I remember riding over a high mountain pass in southern Tibet, snow on both sides of the gravel road, the air thin and cold in my lungs. My two companions and I hung on to the metal rail in the open back of the truck for dear life as the Chinese driver swerved round each curve. He seemed to be imagining himself…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.