Even though few of the original hippies are still out there jetting around to far corners of the earth, children and grandchildren of the flower power generation (Boomers!) are joining the trend to get in touch with their inner hippie. Whether you are a retiree who never had time to pursue the hippy lifestyle or a college grad looking to absorb the mystique from days gone by, here are five travel destinations that can help you to embrace your inner hippie.
1. The Himalayas, Nepal
Anyone who remembers the days of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison knows just how significant the Himalayas and Nepal were to the hippy movement back in the day. Whilst everyone thought it was India that created such an impact on the Eastern mystical side of the movement, the philosophy actually originated in Nepal with the Buddhist monks. Yes, Hinduism did have an impact but the ‘peace, love and understanding’ prevalent in the day was courtesy of Buddhism!
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5. Acapulco, Mexico
Back in the day when counter-culture made its debut as a means to hit back at the ‘establishment,’ Mexico was not thought of in the same way it is today. Back then, the counterculture saw Mexico as the home of Acapulco. Why is this so relevant to embracing the hippy lifestyle? Acapulco Gold, of course! Hippies claimed this strain of cannabis to be the ultimate in strains and was coveted above all else except of course maybe those strains that came from Afghanistan.
So then, if you are intent on travelling to the top 5 destinations to help you embrace your inner hippie, these would be the places to start. They set the trend way back when and are still going strong in a world where counterculture has become the new culture. Everywhere else pales in comparison as you’ll soon see. Enjoy your trip!