Skinny, ripped jeans, overgrown beards, smelling like coffee and sporting hideous tattoos- that’s the image that comes to our minds when we say the word “hipsters,” doesn’t it? In their bid to break out of stereotypes, hipsters themselves have been stereotyped! In reality, hipsters are way more than what they are considered to be- they are these ultra-chic group of curious people who are always ready to explore and experiment, who are willing to take risks and go beyond mainstream norms.
I think, each of us has a hipster buried deep inside our façade of normalcy. One thing that sets hipsters apart is their love for traveling to unfamiliar and unexplored destinations! Want to set free the hipster inside you? Plan a trip to these 6 places with your roadster buddies and get ready to have the time of your lives!
- Seoul, South Korea
Thriving pop-up cafes, an ever-evolving fashion industry, cheap, back-alley shopping and nighttime culinary tours have made Seoul one of the most popular destinations on the radar of hippie travelers. Apart from this, independent art galleries, vegan snack bars and funky accommodation options have led to the mushrooming of a huge plethora of hipster-friendly neighborhoods in the capital of South Korea.
- Havana, Cuba
Considered to be the birthplace of hippie culture in South America, Havana is full of hipsters driving vintage cars, smoking Cuban cigars, hanging out in dingy bars and discussing politics. Filled to the brim with vintage shops selling uber-cool stuff at throwaway prices, every trip planner in the world will recommend a visit to this city for those looking to experience the essence of hipster travel.
- Portland, USA
Portland- the land of folk musicians, multitude of food trucks, and, most importantly, constantly flowing craft beer! Considered to be the epicenter of hipster culture in the USA, this place is teeming with bearded travelers literally living out of the suitcase. Portland has to be on your list of must-visit places if you are looking for an ultimate hipster travel!
- Berlin, Germany
In Berlin, you won’t find a single vacant space! Every idle spot has been converted into quirky cafes, music venues, art galleries or makeshift clubs. With places catering to all eccentric whims and fancies, Berlin is the go-to place for people who want to try something different from fancy restaurants and AC shopping malls!
- Hoi An, Vietnam
A hidden gem in the tourist scene of Vietnam, Hoi An is a melting pot of history, culture, art and architecture. What makes this place unique and preferable for hipster travelers is the mix of styles from different eras- from colonial wooden shops to ornate Vietnamese houses, Hoi An is idiosyncratic.
- Tokyo, Japan
Vinyl record stores, indie music bands, some of the best coffee places in the world, numerous hipster enclaves, interesting graffiti and vintage clothing await you and your hipster gang at Tokyo in Japan. Traveling on the roads of Tokyo will reward you with some of the most out-of-the-box and unique experiences of your lifetime. Plan a vacation to Tokyo to experience the best of hippie lifestyle.
So, excited yet? Book your tickets and off you go! Happy Hipster Travel!