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Hippies, Hedonism and All Night Bollywood Booze Cruise
Go Go G0a-On the Hippie Trail to India

As Allan Watts, points out--Everyday you have to go out of your mind in order to come to your senses.

John Lennon and The Who used to show up and give free concerts. Inspired by Kerouac, Ginsberg and the Beatles, any self-respecting hippie  headed overland for Goa, especially around Christmas when  full-moon parties, trance and psychedelic hell broke loose.  Now An enduring haven for global nomads, Goa has been welcoming dropouts to its shores who missed the 60's and 70's.

Before the hippies, however,  there were the Portuguese — and it’s their long period from 1510 to 1961 of colonial influence, that makes Goa such an alluring place. This rich -- if not always peaceful -- encounter between East and West gives it a  globalised-homogenised vibe enveloped by the land's pockets of  idyllic landscape.

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