Three years after I floated like a question mark around the Vondelpark in my embroidered Moroccan shirt, I zoomed through The Netherlands in a Van Gils suit and a Triumph 2000 Overdrive, with lease contracts, appointment notes, cashbooks and tax correspondence on the seat next to me. Somewhere along the way, the quest for enlightenment had taken an unexpected turn. Traveling through the Unites States, Jos Lammers reminisces in ’Abandoned Roads’ his five years of devotion to the ‘perfect master’ guru Maharaj ji, back in the seventies, and his return to normal life. A story about enlightenment that turns out to be just around the corner, mescaline in the Vondelpark and Dylan in the Mojave Desert. A must for flower children, yogis, macrobiotis, pot heads, poppers, sadhus, ascetics, and those who ever wanted to be like that or appreciate they never did.