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2009 - where will you celebrate the new year?

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Where will you be for the new year? Where was the best new years you ever experienced? Or do you even bother to celebrate at all?
5 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #58522  
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Firstly - best wishes to everyone for 2009 !

Where will you be for the new years?

Where was the best new years you ever experienced?

I'll be in Edinburgh, Scotland with my sister - watching fireworks from Arthur's Seat - and what ever else she has planned.

2008 in Rio de Janeiro was the must amazing new years celebration I have ever experienced. Millions of people dressed in white on Copacabana beach, with loads of little rituals and celebrations.

Are you one of the people that doesn't think there is anything special about new years?

My parents go to bed early, many friends consider it overrated - no room in the pubs, overpriced entries, and a countdown - after all it's just another day - just happens when we started counting.
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5 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #58543  
We host 2 couchsurfer, from Uruguai and France, who lives in Belgium, and prepare ourselfs to welcome the new year.
All fiesta will be hapend in Sambata de Sus, on the bottom of Fagaras montain,in Romania. In that place we intend to make a great BBQ in the snow, dance, and.......all....
HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR EVERYONE!!!! Reply to this

5 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #58544  
I´ll be on a beach in La Paloma, Uruguay. A bunch of friends are taking the time off of work to come down and join me for a week of putting our feet up and relaxing. Getting sunburnt won´t be the only activity though, great asados, a few homestyle drinking games (beer pong in S. America?), a few night clubs, it should be a great time.

The best New Years I´ve had was in Chicago. I normally spend it with my family somewhere in Mexico, but after fourteen years of that it kind of got old. So, instead I flew home and for the first time had a ridiculous night, tearing around the city in sub zero F (-18 C) weather getting into assorted kinds of trouble. Before that I used to be like your friends, Ali, not thinking it was anything special. And if you don´t want it to be, it wont. However, most of the world goes nuts that night, lighting off fireworks, going to bars, and having a great time. So, in my opinion, if a general celebration of life by half the world isn´t special to you, then stay at home as you likely won´t miss anything. It keeps the queues shorter for me!
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5 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #58545  
Best New Years ----- Ko Phangan, Thailand New years 2000

This New Years ---- In Miami (home) No plans.....yet, except will definitely open up a very good bottle of wine. Reply to this

5 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #58552  
I will be in Sharm El Sheihk - Egypt it is by the red sea if you are planning to visit this amazing city don't hesitate to contact me I can be your guide here
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5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #58554  
My best New Year's so far:

2007 on the Champs-Elysses in Paris, France!! ^_^

This year, I'm a bit visually-impaired, preparing for major surgery next month, so I will most likely celebrate at a party I've been invited to in New York City. A few months ago, I had expected to celebrate it overseas, but all will arrive in good time!

I absolutely LOVE New Year's! It's nearly a WORLDWIDE holiday!! It's much more important for me to be doing something very special for the new year than on any other, birthday excepted. ^_^
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5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #58561  
I will be in my home city of Hanoi (capital of Vietnam). There will be flower festival in Hanoi's center from Dec 31 to Jan 4, so I will go there to take photos for a new blog. Then we will celebrate another new year (our lunar new year at the same time with Chinese new year) on Jan 25-29 and I plan to go to southern Laos at that time. Happy New Year! Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #58570  
I am in Bagan, Myanmar, and will greet the new year amongst the temple-ruins of this magical place. Very different from anything I guess... Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #58585  
I am in Reykjavik, Iceland where everybody shoots fireworks as crazy ... Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #58597  
I love New Year! This year, I'll be celebrating in Vietnam and am really looking forward to it, although it's a real shame I'll have left before Tet (Vietnamese New Year) as apparently that is utterly fabulous.

Best New Year? Errr.... I don't really have any outstanding one as I've always tried to celebrate in style - New York last year was good, champagne and excellent food the year before etc, etc. Kopaonik in Serbia was great fun with incredibly loud fireworks and late, late bars a few years ago. The Millennium was fabulous with close friends, far too much chamapagne and lots of excellent food in a 5* Hotel. Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #58607  
You're all so lucky!!

I've been planning to go to Iceland this year, after my recovery.

Happy New Year wishes to all! Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #58610  
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My family will do a repeat of last year's New Year Holiday in Hongkong, which btw tops as our very best celebration of New Year. Just 7 of us this time around. My Sydney-based niece can't join us. Reply to this

5 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #58618  
Hi Everyone!!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be going up to Matarangi, New Zealand for New Years! When I am back (and have access to a computer), I will tell you about beautiful Matarangi, located on the Coromandel Peninsula. Matarangi is actually about 25 minutes away from Coromandel Town, so I have requested that this destination be added.

Have a great New Year everyone! :-)
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5 years ago, December 31st 2008 No: 14 Msg: #58622  
We are in Bundaberg, Queensland staying in our friends house who are having a NYE party. Fantastic in the sunshine which is such a change from the snow & cold in the UK!
Have a good one to all Travelblog members :o) Reply to this

5 years ago, December 31st 2008 No: 15 Msg: #58643  
This year I shall be celebrating with boyfriend in our own cosy home on a comfy couch with central heating, eating M&S food, supping expensive champagne, watching rubbish TV....... BLISS

Where ever you are in this wonderful world I wish you all a very abundant, healthy, rich, tiddly, warm, safe, secure and happy 2009!
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5 years ago, December 31st 2008 No: 16 Msg: #58644  
We are celebrating this new year in Bariloche, Argentina and looking forward to a great night.

I love New Years and its hard to pick out a favourite as all have been really fun for different reasons. Last year was pretty amazing as my parents came out to meet us in Sydney and we were out on a boat in the harbour watching the fireworks over the bridge and the city, incredible!

Happy New Year to all, have a great one wherever you are....best wishes for an amazing 2009! Reply to this

5 years ago, January 6th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #59070  
I was in Haridwar, India. I spent New Years Eve by the Ganges. Reply to this

5 years ago, January 6th 2009 No: 18 Msg: #59076  

Are you one of the people that doesn't think there is anything special about new years?


No way. I love New Years Eve in Germany and the Netherlands. Every year(when we are at home, which is usually) we wake our daugher up just before midnight to take her outside to look at the fireworks. Every street in Germany pretty much explodes with fireworks at midnight while the church bells join in with making as much noise as they can.
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5 years ago, January 6th 2009 No: 19 Msg: #59129  
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I had a wedding on New Years Eve in Buffalo, NY and then headed to Toronto with my boyfriend on New Years Day. Usually I tend to be overseas on New Years Eve but the family wedding was nice as well - got to spend time with loved ones and a great party (and probably the only chance i'll get for free food and all you can drink on new years!) Reply to this

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