Last week we went to Woodstock with some friends. It's a quaint town nestled in the Catskills, with cute shops and cafes. It has tried to retain its hippie vibe, with some interesting town characters, tie-dye clothing, and burning incense, although it's also cashing in on the commercialism of hippie culture. One of the friends who was with us is from Africa, so this was an enlightening experience for him. Although he's been living in the States for a while, we had a hard time explaining the whole hippie lifestyle to him. If you're still learning the mainstream culture, it has to be hard to appreciate countercultures.