Goa in the 70s & 80s – A Lost Paradise

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Today, Goa is known for the swirl of EDM festivals, cheap alcohol, overcrowded beaches, and controversies. However, Goa was not always this way. During the early 70s and 80s, when the hippies and Russians started flocking to Goa, it was synonymous with paradise. Back then people were care-free and laid-back. The place was insulated from the chaos of the world.

A Facebook page called IsraTrance put together a super sweet collection of rare pictures from those times, when the hippies and hedons would carry sound systems to empty beaches and bands would jam out all night. Check it out!

A full moon party winding down in 1979.

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Anjuna lookin’ wild in the 70s.

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When in Goa, go natural

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The first flea market in Anjuna. A heavy dose of psychedelia!

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Selling charas was that easy at the Anjuna flea market.

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Illegal! What is that?

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Hippies and freaks partying it up at Disco Valley in 1988

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The Anjuna flea market in 1982.

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The pristine beach

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This amazing paradise will remain a dream for our generation.

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