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  1. Dubai City Guide at |

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

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    1. Jayzen Freeze at |

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

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      1. Amanda at |

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

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    2. Amanda at |

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

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  2. Top 10 travel destin at |

    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. :)

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  3. sightseer at |

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

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  4. LS at |

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

    I'd think Nelson or The Okanagan moreso.

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  5. awesomesauce at |

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.
    Sam

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  8. rabs at |

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

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  9. 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"?

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  10. Ekantipur Kathmandu at |

    Hippies still prefer Kathmandu, no doubt.

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    1. Jiwan Tamang at |

      Kindly Visit Nepal and fell as heaven

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  11. 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.

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  12. Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka at |

    Kathmandu have flower power ….: )

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  13. Hydro at |

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

    Eugene OR

    and Port Townsend WA

    Both great spots. :)

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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.

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  16. weds at |

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. Jess at |

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

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  19. Digital Soup at |

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. helmut at |

    san fransisco?

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  22. 10 Best Hippie Spots at |

    Wow! What a great list. Of course no two independent list makers are ever going to agree completely on a top 10. But, there is a similar list on BohemianBackpacker.com .

    It actually includes 3 of the same destinations, and not necessarily the most obivous picks. Not to mention it includes a lot of the other great picks that other commenters said were missing.

    Check out the overlaps and differences at

    http://budurl.com/10BestHippieSpots

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  23. 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 !

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  24. Great Irish Destinations at |

    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.

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  25. 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.

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  26. reinald at |

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

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  27. 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 – anirudh11@hotmail.com

    http://www.facebook.com/ujaanfestival

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  28. mark at |

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

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    1. 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

      makeba

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  29. Daniel at |

    Hey….
    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.

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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.

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  32. Yakupeace at |

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

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  33. wilson stalin at |

    vilcabamba, montañita in ecuador

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  34. Rob at |

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

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  35. 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 !!!!

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  36. Brian Pocatello at |

    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.

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  37. 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..

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  38. Jiwan Tamang at |

    Visit Nepal

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  39. osho at |

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

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  40. 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.

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