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Byron Bay

sunny 17 °C
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I was really looking forward to getting to Byron but can't help feeling we arrived maybe 10-15 years too late...

I'd read about an ex-hippie/Boho little town, and whilst it tries very hard to retain some of this character with the odd alternative shop, healings, meditation etc, it's now in the minority surrounded instead by surfing chains, mainstream stores and run of the mill cafes and obligatory take away joints.

You can still just spot what it must have once been like with some of the older generation wondering around in tie-die ensembles, dreads and barefooted, but the uber cool backpackers and beautiful people now out number them 100:1. A real shame...

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Posted by MarknKate 16:41 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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