The hippies made their mark in the 1960s. Preaching peace and love, they sought lifestyles that were quite appalling to the more conservative among us. Today, there isn’t a hippie movement on a large scale but they still meet up in some specific parts of the world. These places are popular hippie travel destinations. They congregate and relive the age that they are so proud of.
1. El Bolson (Argentina):
The town of El Bolson lies on the Argentinean border with Chile. The village has been declared an ecological municipality and a non-nuclear zone. The hippies had moved here in the 1970s and since then, the village has attracted many adventurers. There is an artisan community that is certainly thriving. Also, there is plenty of hiking for the adventure-seekers out there.
2. Christiania (Denmark):
Christiania in Denmark was once the home of the Danish naval barracks. However, the place was transformed by a group of free-spirited people. It is now a community that thrives on non-conformity. There are unique houses, even some eccentric ones. There is a thriving artisan community and plenty of environment-loving people.
3. Nimbin (Australia):
Nimbin is located in the state of New South Wales. It is a small village that hosted the Aquarius festival in 1973. The place saw a counterculture revolution in the 1970s. There is a Hemp Embassy that provides information regarding the usage of marijuana. There is even a Hemp bar.
4. Arembepe (Brazil):
Arembepe is a seaside village that lies in the state of Bahia. It is a peaceful village and very relaxing. In the nearby village of Caratingui is the first hippie community of Brazil. Arembepe was once a favourite destination for the rock stars Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger.
5. Goa (India):
This tiny Portuguese enclave in the South West of India was the original hippie getaway. It was discovered in the 1960s. Since then, travellers have headed to Goa. Old hippies still gather here and celebrate life as they know it. Read the full story
Stockholm is not only the capital of Sweden, but also its biggest city. It is also the most populated city in Scandinavian region (Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland). It was established in 1250. Since long, Stockholm has been hub of media, political and economic activities in Sweden. It is located on archipelago of 14 islands on the south central east cost of Sweden.
Why Stockholm is Famous?
In comparison to Rome or Paris, the city of Stockholm has been known by the name of ‘Venice of the north’. Another thing that makes it well known is the hosting of Nobel Prize Distribution ceremony every year. People here love the ABBA songs and their lives are delimited by serene Swedish patterns and motifs. One of the excellent fictional commercial writers, Mr. Stieg Larsson has in fact sky-rocketed the image of Sweden as the most admired city of the Europe through the fictional character (also a computer hacker) in the novel; Ms. Lisbeth Salander. She is also renowned by the name of, ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.
City of Surprises and Discoveries
For the travelers and tourists, Stockholm has been an astonishing and unearthing city. All tourists must therefore, watch its major locations, like the rumbling rooms of the Royal Palace and the snaky paved roads of the primeval Gamla Stan.
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