Hippies are hard to find isn’t it? Hippie culture is all about a cultural touch of local music, marijuana smokers, inner peace, free soul and letting yourself free to the wilderness of the nature. Hippies leave behind the materialistic life and roam around the world with music and free soul. Back in 1960’s the Hippie Revolution had begun, while in the 21st century when everyone was after money and new technologies, few people chose the life of love and music.
These wanderers moved around the world without any worldly attachments and met other wanderers to form a group of their own.We all have wanted to be a Hippie at some point in our life. All of us want to get away from our regular 9 to 5 jobs, work pressure, family or financial problems and enjoy the free spirit life. If you ever wanted to join them
Here are few places the Hippies visit…
1. Chefchaouen, Morocco
The local markets are filled with things that hippies enjoy and it is customized for a hippie lifestyle overall. The local music and marijuana keeps the hippies interested. Chefchaouen, Morocco is cheap, colorful and magical. This city is a peaceful places to chill and enjoy the hippie lifestyle.
2. Ibiza, Spain
You know Ibiza is known as “the party lover’s paradise”, But did you know it is also called “the Hippie people’s paradise”? Not only people come here all around the world to party. This is a place where the hippies come for the lifestyle, ambiance, food and everything that reflects a hippie at heart. Ibiza has a market place where you can find all the subtle range of things that are followed in the hippie culture.
3. Kasol, India
This is “The ultimate Destination for the hippies”. Kasol is a small place located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh in India. The Himalayas bring the peace and tranquillity that can not be justified with any other place in the world. A huge number of Israelis come to visit this place during the season and never go back.
The calmness and peace while staying here is unbelievable. No wonder the hippies jam here. This place is the favorite for the hippies for the hash, food, climate and the raves. It is pretty cheap compared to all the other destinations and its not a very crowded places which is perfect for the hippies as they love their privacy.
4. Christiania, Denmark
In Christiania, cannabis shops operate 24 hours a day and sell 30–40 types of hashish. What more does the hippies want? This town is full of art galleries, restaurants, cafés, and historic buildings. Also, people live in boats and glass houses made of recycled windows. Pretty cool! Isn’t it?
Christiania which is also often referred to as Freetown Christiania has Cool graffiti on walls and gritty edges on every street. Upon entering the town, you pass a sign that says “You Are Now Leaving the European Union.”
5. Goa, India
Goa is the ultimate Hippie place to be around. It is a small state in India but a beautiful destination for raves and parties. It acquires the Portuguese culture even after 69 years of Indian Independence. The beaches and cafes there make it a peaceful place to chill for the hippies and the youngsters across the world.
The evening street markets, hippies selling their handmade jewellery by the sea shore and playing music around the camp fire by the beach makes the place look like a hippie land. The Backpackers hostels & home stays are cheap in Goa which is also why it became the hippie hub of India.
6. Kathmandu, Nepal
This is the place to go if you are looking for peace and spiritualism. The music and marijuana in abundance makes this place hippie favorite. The snow clad peaks from Kathmandu to the Great Himalayas make the place so beautiful it looks like heaven on Earth.
7. Panajachel, Guatemala
While you take a walk on the streets of Panajachel, Guatemala you become a hippie yourself if you are not because of the big marketplaces, mostly local markets, which deals with items that only has an inner Hippie touch. This city is draped with the essence of the Hippie culture.
The beaches and the Reggae music played in the cafes make it a perfect Hippie destination. Panajachel during the early 60’s was the hub for the hippie travelers.
8. Negril, Jamaica
A seven-mile stretch of white sand beach on the western tip of Jamaica, was cut off from the rest of the island by bad roads and a large swamp. While the hippie travelers from the US found this place and made it their little paradise.