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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

yeah...fire fire

So, are you going to buy fireworks to start New Years?

Where are you going to celebrate it? At home, with friends? Travelling maybe

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 28, 2007, at 1:34 PM by Utrecht ]

2. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

I hate to see to burn my own livelihood ($) in the fire!

3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Maybe going to celebrate it by hanging around here in TP

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting opospa

Maybe going to celebrate it by hanging around here in TP

Me too, or sleeping or reading. Just relaxing to prepare myself for the next crazy day at work. I've just returned to work for 3 weeks after a 6-month hiatus and someone commented yesterday that I looked like I aged alot

I've never really got the point of celebrating new year's day anyway, it's just the passing of time and an excuse to party. There aren't any traditions here that make it special too.

5. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

love to see firework,but hate this horrible krackers who lift you up from your bed like a bomb had exploaded just next to your bed.
here on Bonaire the start with the firework right after christmas,threy dont wait till the 31.of Dec.People start with this early in the morning,the have to know how it sounds,before they spend the last money for more.
at New years day,many of the shops burn loooooong girlands of fire crackers in the streets for good luck,at midnight most of the hotels show a good firework,if we are lucky we get a few houres sleep before one of the neighbores likes to do his after new year firework.
mostly it stops in middle of January,but you are never sure.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 8y

I'm going to Budapest for 3 nights tomorrow. Apparently there are normally some good fireworks there on New Years eve. :) It's freezing though, so we may end up in a bar instead. ;)

7. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_191219.html

An interesting article in my papers today :)
This guy usually has writes about time and its history every new year

Happy New Year to all in advance! I'm off to a fish spa

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting sapphyre

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_191219.html

An interesting article in my papers today :)
This guy usually has writes about time and its history every new year

Happy New Year to all in advance! I'm off to a fish spa

A fish spa? Sounds interesting. Let us know how it goes, and what it is.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

No need for us to buy our own fireworks.There will be enough people blowing up the neighbourhood. And I dont like having those dangerous things in the house especially with my daughter. We will just go outside and watch with our champagne.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 30, 2007, at 4:04 AM by Mel. ]

10. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting james

A fish spa? Sounds interesting. Let us know how it goes, and what it is.

It's nature's way of exfoliation :)

Google "doctor fish" and you can find stuff. It originates from Turkey where Gurra rufa fish who live in hot springs survive by eating dead skin cells cos it's hard for them to come by any other source of food in those temperatures. There are some fish spa clinics there that cater to people with skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. The fishes will swarm towards the part of your body that is in the water and suck and eat the dead skin cells. When they do, they apparently also release some sort of chemical into the water that will soften the skin and promote circulation too.

Perhaps a novelty and gimmick but it's grown really popular in Asia and Turkey has started regulating the export of the fishes. It's still pretty new here and it's more for fun/more minor problems like dry skin and calluses. It's nice for a girly sort of get-together though (and here I unleash my inner bimbo )

I did a feet treatment up to my calves and it was superbly ticklish!!! I'm a ticklish person but I wasn't half as bad as the 2 girls in the next pool who dipped only their heels in the water and were screaming-laughing. And it was really quite gross to see the fishes around my feet and it took me awhile before I dared to look at the water. The full body spa is definitely not for me..I'll jump out of the water in half a minute!

But it felt pretty good and I'm gonna throw in a pedicure or foot reflexology the next time

Oh and the fishes aren't cheap..Small ones cost S$10 each and you'll need at least 100 for just your feet. And they need to live in water of a special chemical composition, with filters and all...