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The Christiania community in Copenhagen

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More than one will be surprised to start a post talking about Copenhagen illustrated with the image of a Buddhist stupa. Well, that means you don't know the Christiania community in Copenhagen… Let me tell you…

On our second day in Copenhagen in the afternoon we decided to visit the Christiania neighborhood. It is a curious social experiment which began in the late sixties and still endures but not without continuous struggles with the government and the general morality of society.

It is a hippy community that lives in an extensive area of ​​the heart of the city of Copenhagen by the river. In total there are about 34 hectares of land in the Christianshavn neighborhood. Over the years they have been joined by a lot of idealists who have preferred to escape from the social conventions of our society to feel integrated into a free community where everyone makes a small effort for the good of others.

The first thing that surprises when entering Christiania is the sign. Upon entering this area where the cement of the road disappears from the ground, one turns and observes the motive set forth in the farewell sign "You are now entering EU". Christiania is far from laws and conventions of 21st century Europe.

In this community live more than a thousand people where hashis and marijuana are allowed and many come to this area of ​​the city to buy it. It is curious to see the tourism they make of it with many shops buying while in nearby stalls burgers and other grills are mounted to kill the hunger of the joint. If you decide to buy, I advise you to smoke the joints that are already tied and do it inside. Outside of Christiania, the Danish police may register you if you give the note.

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