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A 'special' New Year shout out to All travellers ATW

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1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

While everyones out having fun,
But my party never begun.
Fire works craking over my head,
And I'm sitting around watching TV from my bed.
With no where to go and nothing to do,

But happy new year from me to you!

(Cheesy, I know)


What's the best thing you've ever done on New Year's eve while traveling?

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 31, 2008, at 8:26 PM by i c e ]

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Happy new year to you all :)

It was sometime back when we were driving an open jeep under moonlight and stopped enroute and celebrated the New year in a maake-shift tent erected in a valley surrounded by towering mountain peaks.... It was so romantic:)

3. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

I forgot to post mine.

It was probably when I was a kid. We were in Barcelona Spain. We got up at 12am and watch the fire works on the beach. Everything about that night was just perfect.


4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

The year was 1993 and we were in Jamaica. Early New Year's Eve morning (to avoid the jet ski traffic), Kris and I snorkeled out to my favorite reef and scattered some of my dad's ashes as he'd past away in September. We gave him the burial at sea he had wanted. We'd also just met a couple from Toronto and spent the night partying with them - including skinny-dipping in the jacuzzi just outside the piano bar at the resort. Not surprisingly, passers-by failed to notice. We've been friends with Jim and Colin for 15 years now.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Hmm... I spent one New Year's in Auckland, visiting my sister who I hadn't seen in about 4 years. That was nice for all kinds of reasons. Last year we spent a quiet evening with Neal's family in Belfast. It was so nice and relaxing. And this year we spent it with my best friends in the world.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 8y

When I was travelling in Australia I spent New Year's Eve on Sydney harbour which was fantastic. I spent last year in Budapest which was pretty cool, and this year in Auckland which was also good. Sydney was the most amazing though.

After seeing some of the footage of the celebrations on TV there are a few other places where I made a mental note to be over New Year one day!

7. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

amsterdam cant be beat! everyones so happy, setting off their own fireworks, you go walking around the neighbourhood in the jordaan and ppl have all the neighbours around and at midnite just set off all their fireworks on the corner.. the sky gets smokey with flashes of light from other fireworks behind old buildings and churches, the gunpowdery smell... and on the countdown there are 1000s of ppl on the dam square... its just SO awesome...