HIPPIE KUSHI WAKING UP TO LIFE

Alternative Lifestyles * Vagabonding Travel * Searching for Hippie Happiness

HIPPIE KUSHI WAKING UP TO LIFE

Whirl-y-gig Easter Peace Party

It was Whirly weekend again and this time the Whirl-y-gig Easter Peace Party. I thought I would never get there as due to the Easter holiday the tube was not running and after several bus rides I finally made it! Read more…


Vagabonding pt6: आवास Aavaas: (Accommodation), जोखिम Jokhim: (Peril, dangers) & ऋतु Ritu: The Seasons

Anick’s tale: “Anick tried to settle down in one place, but she became depressed and realised that fitting into a regular lifestyle and having a long-term job didn’t fit her mentality.  Anick speculated possible reasons for her desire for a Read more…


Soundtracks to Life

On the day that I have finally found a job after five months of searching, I thought I would celebrate this important occasion with music. My last blog post, looking back at Whirl-y-gig in the 1990’s, found me in reflective Read more…


A trip on the Whirl-y-gig time machine.

I was recently at a pub in the West End reminiscing with my dear friend Nick. We had gotten on to the subject of Whirl-y-gig. I was saying I was disappointed not to be going again this month as I Read more…


Vagabonding pt5: Financing your travels: धन Dhan: Wealth

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t decided…The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you Read more…


Vagabonding Preparations pt 4: मार्ग Maarg: Passage

The next stages of my preparations for my vagabonding travels have been working out how I will travel as well as the route I will be taking. What visas I will need and where I will cross borders. Although some Read more…


TRANCE, GOA PSY TRANCE & GLOBAL DANCE MUSIC pt2

I love Psy-Trance music because its multi-layered. It lifts you up to a feeling of ecstasy. It is very much world music with its spiritual Asian and African undertones but its also hypnotic, meditative and brings you up on a Read more…


TRANCE, GOA PSY TRANCE & GLOBAL DANCE MUSIC pt1

When I was doing my initial research into the modern hippie scene in Goa, prior to my first visit a few years back, I came across an interesting character called Goa Gil. I was very much into the retro 60’s Read more…


Vagabonding pt3: आशावाद Aashaavaad: optimism. People on your Journey.

In my last post around preparing for vagabonding, I wrote about the amazing people you will almost certainly meet along the way and it got me thinking about the beauty of good friendship and mutual support. After receiving a bit Read more…


तैयारी: Taiyaaree (Preparing) Vagabonding: pt2

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell C. Escape, run, flee, get away or go where the grass is greener; no, Read more…