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    Gaio - I think that the prices quoted on the website for staying are a bit expensive for anyone on a budget i.e.me
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    Agree with Mcleod Ganj and Bhagsu, very nice , only stayed there for about 5 days though , some really nice walking round there too.

    The small island of Diu in Gujarat is quite a chuckle, to be honest the only place I have been in India that did not seem really cool was Ahmedabad
    I'm going to mcloed ganj in about 14 days.... I can only manage one overnight sadly as my schedule is pretty tight, but I have moved my flight back 2 days just so that I can visit mcloed ganj once. Any tips?

    Thanks

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    I popped in to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala last summer and was blown away. Stunning place full of interesting people.
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    Three of my favourite hippy places around the world (but this is going back some years), super low tourists spots, sometimes cool backpackers and those that never left... I found these places just by moving around and meeting people on the road.

    Ica, Peru
    Zipolite, Mexico
    Mullumbimby, Australia

    but who knows, time changes everything.....
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    Stonehenge! Apart from the copious amounts of police at solstice!

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    North of India

    Parvarti Valley (Goa of the North) - woah a very cool and beautiful mountainous landscape but had to be careful not to get stuck there. The days merge into one, endless streams of chillums, psy trance parties and lazing around. Really beautiful place, big traveller hub. Nickname is Little Israel - full of Israelis in the early twenties fresh from conscription - bit odd to be in India and see Hebrew everywhere but we did come out of the town feeling like we'd had a bit of Israeli culture, in the middle of India, very odd...

    Anyway, so the hub was Kasol from there you could get to lots of other little villages in the valley. Pulga is very nice, Kalga - my favourite place in the entire world, so beautiful, and from here trek to KHEER GANGA - where it is said that Shiva meditated for 3,000 years. At top of Parvati is Manali - famous for its amazing charas (hashish).

    Of everywhere I travelled in India, there was no place like Parvati
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    L'Auberge in Richmond; 3Fishes I Kingston; Carmarthen all were; Carmarthen; Lampeter; camping Zeeberg in Amsterdam; Zizkovprague; San Pietro Castle in Verona still are. Toby

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    Ditto to 'L'auberge' in Richmond and the 'Three Fishes' in Kingston ... also the 'Cabbage Patch' in Twickenham and 'Eel Pie Island' both as a commune and a band venue and the all night coffee bar 'The Devils Pancake' in Twickenham ... In Llanelli there was Andys pub near the docks ...
    In Tolworth there was the 'Toby Jug' pub with great bands ... back to Richmond for the 'Crawdad Club' ... nearby for the 'Steampacket' London for 'Gandalfs Garden' and Kensington Market ...


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    I went to 9 Ladies (Derbyshire) 2 years ago for Litha (Summer Solstice)
    There was a fine atmosphere of sharing and welcoming, - across age and diverse culture
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    Back in the day The Queens Hotel.Crouch End.

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    We visit Glastonbury fairlu regularly,and have done so over the years.I've noticed a change though the last couple of years.I dont think it has the same vibe it used to.Can't put my finger on it,just somethings changed.No banks in Glasto now either.
    Totnes?I was actually disappointed.I had read it was a hippy hangout type of town.We visited there last year,and in all honesty,did'nt see one alternative type person in the two days we were there.The Co operative store(not a co op supermarket lol) there is pretty good,and I recall a good book shop,apart from that,nothing stands out in my mind.
    We live near Bradford On Avon,and yes I can vouch it has a fair few alternative type people,probably due to so many living in canal boats.Nice pubs/cafe type culture in the town too.
    Frome,nice town,and seems to attract quite a few hippies.
    Goa?Never been.I think for us,personally,too many tourists in the one place.Ive never been to Benidorm but I suspect Goa is like Benidorm.If I'm wrong,I'd really appreciate someone enlightening me!
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    When we flew into Kerala,we were 2 of 10 people that left the flight,which was continueing its journey to Goa.

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    Hippy-spotting eh.

    My hippy hang-out is inside my head.

    You are welcome to approach moderately close - a donation is possible.

    Love and Peace...
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    The south west corner of Portugal is known as the hippy corner of Europe. From Odeceixe on the Aljentejo west coast down to Barranco beach in Vila do Bispo, about 2000 travellers arrive each winter to join the long term 'stopovers' who have settled there. There's a lovely atmosphere with everyone pitching in to make life as pleasant as possible for everyone else. I had a lovely few months there last winter and I'm heading out there again next week. One of the few places left where there's a friendly welcome from locals and travellers alike.
    Roughing it smoothly...
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    Originally Posted by MrsP
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    The south west corner of Portugal is known as the hippy corner of Europe. From Odeceixe on the Aljentejo west coast down to Barranco beach in Vila do Bispo, about 2000 travellers arrive each winter to join the long term 'stopovers' who have settled there. There's a lovely atmosphere with everyone pitching in to make life as pleasant as possible for everyone else. I had a lovely few months there last winter and I'm heading out there again next week. One of the few places left where there's a friendly welcome from locals and travellers alike.
    added to my itinerary - Thanks

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    Originally Posted by Cobra
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    We visit Glastonbury fairlu regularly,and have done so over the years.I've noticed a change though the last couple of years.I dont think it has the same vibe it used to.Can't put my finger on it,just somethings changed.No banks in Glasto now either.
    Totnes?I was actually disappointed.I had read it was a hippy hangout type of town.We visited there last year,and in all honesty,did'nt see one alternative type person in the two days we were there.The Co operative store(not a co op supermarket lol) there is pretty good,and I recall a good book shop,apart from that,nothing stands out in my mind.
    We live near Bradford On Avon,and yes I can vouch it has a fair few alternative type people,probably due to so many living in canal boats.Nice pubs/cafe type culture in the town too.
    Frome,nice town,and seems to attract quite a few hippies.
    Goa?Never been.I think for us,personally,too many tourists in the one place.Ive never been to Benidorm but I suspect Goa is like Benidorm.If I'm wrong,I'd really appreciate someone enlightening me!
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    When we flew into Kerala,we were 2 of 10 people that left the flight,which was continueing its journey to Goa.
    Glastonbury is not what it once was, Totnes is full of trendies pretending to be alternative, Stonehenge no longer has the magic it once had-its been too commercialised, I prefer Avebury.
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    Yeah Avebury is on my doorstep,and we go there fairly often.Its a great place.
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    In Melbourne Northcote, Thornbury and Preston are now quite hippy. The Lentil as Anything vegetarian reasturant In Northcote - like the other ones of the same name does not have prices but donations-- an has quite nice food. Gopels Hare Krishna upstairs at 139 Swanston St, you can get large salad, a main course soup, dessert and cold drink for $12.90 and they accept plastic not just cash.
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    By all accounts it is a poor reflection of its heyday in the 1960s, having long ago descended into a haven for mass hippy commercialism, but still has some interesting characters and things to see.
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    Wow that was THE place to be in the late 60's!Wish I would of been older back then.
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    The places I used to go are long gone unfortunately.

    Medinas at the top of Christmas Steps in Bristol.

    Anyone recall this place?

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    There is a very hippyish village in the pyranees called massat where most of the population appear to be pretty cool and not too far away from there is the town of st girons which also has quite an itinerant-hippy influence.
    anything is possible,that my friends is a mathematical certainty ;-)

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    Zipoite and Mazunte Mexico

    (should be Zipolite )We spent several months there its easy to get to by flight from Mexico city and its the same price as getting a 24 hr bus there. We did a blog whilst we were away that Ive been a bit slack with but am slowly adding bits to. Its about our travels around South and Central America
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    Originally Posted by itinerant child
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    There is a very hippyish village in the pyranees called massat where most of the population appear to be pretty cool and not too far away from there is the town of st girons which also has quite an itinerant-hippy influence.
    It'a a wonderful corner of France, used to park up around there a lot. Got permission from the Council in 84 to park my bus in the old St Giron fire station to do the 'Radio Active Roadshow'.


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