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  1. Dubai City Guide
    Dubai City Guide at |

    Thanks for this article. I'm planning to visit Canada this Christmas and will definitely stop by in Vancouver

    1. Jayzen Freeze
      Jayzen Freeze at |

      Hope you got your passport since it is now needed to go there.

      1. Amanda
        Amanda at |

        Oh hey, you're only about 6 months late on that news.

    2. Amanda
      Amanda at |

      Instead, pass Vancouver and go to Victoria on Vancouver Island. You won't regret it.

  2. Top 10 travel destin
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    Very nice collection of Top 10 travel destinations. This year I am just visit Nepal, Nepal forms the very watershed of Asia. Landlocked between India and Tibet, it spans terrain from subtropical jungle to the icy Himalaya, and contains or shares eight of the world's ten highest mountains. And other 9 are remain. 🙂

  3. sightseer
    sightseer at |

    Good choices! I am happy to see that Panajachel made your list.

  4. LS
    LS at |

    Vancouver is so the last place I'd see as hippie…

    I'd think Nelson or The Okanagan moreso.

  5. awesomesauce
    awesomesauce at |

    I'm surprised to see Vancouver on this list. I'm pretty sure Seattle is "hippier" haha

  6. Steve
    Steve at |

    How can you have a list of "hippy travel destinations" and NOT include the Haight-Ashburry district of San Fransicso ?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?! It's only THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIPPIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF.

  7. Sam
    Sam at |

    Hey Mate , Its really nice to see Kathmandu in your toptenz.

    can Mr.Reddy Blair come in contact with us and we can share more resources from our website http://www.freakstreetnepal.com.

  8. rabs
    rabs at |

    kathmandu…nepal…..a great place…..must visit once in ur lifetime………..awesome place…..

  9. Brooklyner
    Brooklyner at |

    This list is absurd. Arembepe is an upper class second home location now. Freak Street was supplanted by Thamel in Kathmandu years ago and Kathmandu itself is a toxic city with some nice restaurants. If the other places on this list are as inaccurate I fear for anyone who might use this list as a guide. Perhaps it was meant to be "Top Ten Hippie Locations in 1976"?

  10. Ekantipur Kathmandu
    Ekantipur Kathmandu at |

    Hippies still prefer Kathmandu, no doubt.

    1. Jiwan Tamang
      Jiwan Tamang at |

      Kindly Visit Nepal and fell as heaven

  11. VIC
    VIC at |

    yea, nice to see kathmandu… but someone out there is true that thamel is more hippie kinda place today than freak street. mustang, nepal must be another good choice for high fliers.

  12. Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
    Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka at |

    Kathmandu have flower power ….: )

  13. Hydro
    Hydro at |

    Two places that have a lot of Hippies in the Northwest USA:

    Eugene OR

    and Port Townsend WA

    Both great spots. 🙂

  14. Debbie
    Debbie at |

    Hello people! What about Jerry G's fave place! Eugene, Oregon! You can't throw an incense stick around here without hitting a hippie in this town!

  15. Nestor
    Nestor at |

    Ecuador was completely left off the list. Vilcabamba is the original Valley of Eternal Youth, blessed with perfect weather, fresh mountain waters, hallucinogenic trees, and reported large amounts of centenarian.

    For hippies who prefer the beach, don't forget about Montanita where you can dance on the sand all night.

    Best of all, these places are still cheap and free of mass commercialization.

  16. weds
    weds at |

    I am surprised that you've not found Pahoa, Hawai'i.

  17. Ashly McCargar
    Ashly McCargar at |

    I cant believe Woodstock, NY didnt make it on your list…hello it is Woodstock…my mother lives there and let me tell you those people are completely unaware that the Woodstock festival is over!

  18. Jess
    Jess at |

    Nimbin is awesome! Its so fun and has some nice stuff for sales like clothes

  19. Digital Soup
    Digital Soup at |

    What about Haight St. in San Francisco? That's one of the birthplaces of the counter-culture / hippie movement!

  20. tui
    tui at |

    it's great to see that nimbin is listed. I lived there for a few years while I was a teenager and it's a mecca for friendly people and the counterculture you speak of.

  21. helmut
    helmut at |

    san fransisco?

  22. Whipa
    Whipa at |

    Preety good list, no wonder … Ktm is 1'st in list like always but think now freak street is replaced by Thamel in hippier way .. And i waz surprised not to see where hippie orgined from .. Telegraph, Berkeley… Still fresh hippier place !

  23. Great Irish Destinations
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    Wow you have quite a list of Hippie destinations, i Have my mind set on Brazil. I think it’s a cool place to go.

  24. burner
    burner at |

    I totally agree with all of your choices! But if I were making a list of the top 11 destinations, I might add the Burning Man Festival (Black Rock City, NV) to your list.

  25. reinald
    reinald at |

    Actually, Ibiza ain’t the hippie place but its neighboring island Formentera.

  26. andy
    andy at |

    A festival for the Sunderbans.
    More than 35 artists peforming on Fraserganj/Bakhkhali Beach in aid of Sunderbans day and night for 3 days, 11th-13th. its a crazy party. For passes or any other information contact me at – [email protected]


  27. mark
    mark at |

    You missed out Pai in Thailand! It is the most hippiest place ever…

    1. makeba
      makeba at |

      Hey, do you mean koh pai or pai ? i will fly in november to thailand , so i like to know some places.

      greets greets


  28. Daniel
    Daniel at |

    I am not really wondering that the ARUGAM BAY in SRI LANKA is missing on your list. It still seems to be a secret among the travellers, hippies and freaks.

    Endless deserted beaches, wild-growing ganja everywhere, nice people, cheap life and a stunning surrounding.

  29. Rob
    Rob at |

    Great list, but I think Nimbin should have ranked higher. It has all the elements of a hippie haven, without being watered down by “straight” tourists. It hasn’t gone upmarket like so much of Goa and other hippie destinations, either.

  30. SenorPablo
    SenorPablo at |

    What about Amsterdam? Not only are the herbal remedies top shelf, but the city center is a great place to hang out on a nice sunny day.

  31. Yakupeace
    Yakupeace at |

    How can green field of Glastonbury is missed its got spiritual power that comes from Stonehenge and stone circle. Peace

  32. wilson stalin
    wilson stalin at |

    vilcabamba, montañita in ecuador

  33. Rob
    Rob at |

    Also noteworthy are Don Det, one of the “4000 Islands” in southern Laos and Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

  34. susan kuypers
    susan kuypers at |

    oh boy I am Canadian you are so wrong about Vancouver try Nelson,sat Spring Island any of the Gulf Islands , Vancouver Island, Fernie, I could go on and on but Vancouver no way there is a starbucks on every corner my friend !!!!

  35. Brian Pocatello
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    I feel strongly that this list made a critical omission by not including Doe Bay Retreat on Orcas Island. Doe Bay Fest is an up and coming music festival that draws people from up and down the West Coast. It is super-groovy and a serious enhancement of that one love vibe.

  36. h123
    h123 at |

    The ones above would be commercialized hippie destinations… we still have the real deal available in some parts of India.. You cannot reach there by any travel guide..

    You have to just go and explore India..

  37. Jiwan Tamang
    Jiwan Tamang at |

    Visit Nepal

  38. osho
    osho at |

    there is manali…(y).you have to be there ,there is a new ,(may be old) culture breeding there..

  39. Patches
    Patches at |

    So, first of all, a hippie community is an artist community that does not have a fast food restaurant within 5 miles. Secondly, Makanda IL is the sole survivor in the USA and it is closeby and fun. Try and find a list of hip communities, hard to find isn’t it, well, the man that travels to Nepal has a lot of $. Find the real world, near you.

  40. madame
    madame at |

    Really?! Ibiza and Vancouver?!?! Ibiza is expensive… More for the high end party goers, and Vancouver? no way! I’d say there are the opposite of “hippie “

  41. Gaga
    Gaga at |

    Cabo Polonio in Uruguay and N’Kharta Bay in Malawi should be on the list…

    1. Gaga
      Gaga at |

      aaaah and Vama Veche in Roumania too, maybe the hippiest place I have never been. El Bolson is last season by the way… I guess a real hippies place stop being one once it is famous for that!

  42. Julian
    Julian at |

    Glastonbury (in England – the place not the festival) and San Fran ??


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