If you’ve ever been to Goa then you’ve felt the magic of the place and how it’s a bit different from anywhere else in India. Whether it’s the hoard of foreign travellers, the popular and underground music festivals, the varieties of beaches, or the mysticism of the place in general, there is definitely something special there. These pictures from the seventies and eighties, showing the origination of the hippie culture there, the free-ness, the woodstock vibe, explains how the Goa we know today came to be.

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First Flea Market
First Flea Market

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Costume Party in Anjuna North
Costume Party in Anjuna North

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party Morning
party Morning

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Sources:
trancentral.tv
francois.c.villaret