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IN Travel & Adventure ON 17 Jun, 2016
A hippy/hippie is a member of a counterculture which originated from the U.S.A and U.K during the mid-1960s and then spread to other parts of the world. Hippies had their own communities and did what they felt like at any moment of time. The main aim was to set free from all the boundaries. Hippies had a different lifestyle which included sex or I may say making love to anyone they like in any way they feel.
They listened to psychedelic music and used drugs like cannabis, LSD and Psilocybin Mushrooms to experience altered state of consciousness. Hippies were not limited to their origins but they traveled wherever they liked. There are a few places around the world where you can find the Hippie culture. These are the best hippie towns around the world.
Let us look at some of them.
San Francisco is where the hippie counterculture originated. It is a city with some of the most liberal marijuana policies. San Francisco also holds a number of festivals and events which capture the hippie spirit. If you are a hippy, then Haight-Ashbury is your birth-place and you should definitely visit it while you are in San-Francisco. If you are planning a trip and by mere coincidence if you are there on 4th April then you are in for a pot-filled day because 4th April marks the celebration of 420 and you can smoke anywhere on that day.
Christiania is a small neighborhood in the Danish capital Copenhagen which is the coolest of all hippie destinations. The cannabis trade in Christiania was treated by authorities until 2004. Meditation and Yoga have been popular among the Christianites. If you are planning a trip to Christiania then be sure about your limbs because no private cars are allowed inside Christiania. It's a town full of colors and in fact, it's not a town but an experience in itself.
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a city in the northwest of Morocco and is noted for its blue buildings and shades of blue which cover the whole city. Its countryside has a reputation of being one of the prominent sources of kief and hashish which is sold all over the town. Chefchaouen's blue walls are the main identity of the town and it has many theories reasoning it. It is one of the very few places in the world where Islam and Bohemian cultures co-exist in harmony and peace.
After the devastating earthquake, Nepal is still popular with the Hippies. We can find them everywhere around the biggest mountains. One city which is the favorite hippie destination in that region is Kathmandu. The cool crisp air of the mountains, sweet smoke of marijuana and the peace which has evolved over the years in that region makes it a wonderful Hippie destination. Nepal was also a major stop for the now vanished hippie trail.
Goa is a place which offers you an experience you'll never forget. The place is close to the sea with a lot of greenery, scenic beauty and the most important of all the parties. Now many of you might be wondering that why would a hippie be going to Goa to attend parties. The reason behind it is that Goa offers you parties as well as peace because there are many places away from the loud music and parties which offer you inner peace. The local cuisine is always there to satisfy your taste buds along with "feni" which is Goa's home-brewed local alcohol.
Ibiza has always been associated with parties and what happens in Ibiza Stays in Ibiza. For many people, Ibiza is identified as the clubbing hub or the play- ground for the rich and the famous. The island is filled with rich clubs to heighten your euphoria. Hippies are also attracted towards Ibiza to enjoy the islands culture. You'll be surprised to know that the sixties' culture is still alive in Ibiza and both the Hippies as well as the new age youth love being here. Ibiza is another beautiful haven for hippies and also one of the best hippie towns.