Hi everyone. This thread is to inspire us to plan our new year's eve trips.
From my experience, the best place to spend New Year's is Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Beach has it all: amazing fireworks, awesome landscape, party (there is always concerts going on all night) and a lot of traditions, like sending flowers to Yemanjá and wearing white for good luck. And also, the weather is warm and the party is free.
Don't go there if you don't fancy gatherings and being surrounded by lots of people.
What about you? Where is the best place you have spent new year's eve and why?
The best place I ever spent NYE was under the stars in a camp site on the Sabana Grande on the way to Angel Falls by canoe on the bank of the Orinoco River. I was with a bunch of people from other countries. British, South African, American, Australian, Dutch, Venezuelan and me, the lone Canadian. The best party I have ever had for NYE. The best company, the most remote location. Learned some Warao, drank what they called Kipura, which they think is rum made from a cactus, but is really just fermented Cactus Pablum that nevertheless, gets you drunk.
Second was Utila, Honduras
I've done NYE all over the world from Africa to S.America and from Australia to Russia and other parts of Europe.
To me, there has never been any fierce competition with any town in Scotland for partying on 31/12. They celebrate it like its the greatest day in their lives and the parties normally go on until everyone just cant stand up anymore. The best one I ever did was in Dundee. It was mad cold, but we had a bbq outside with hot toddys.. Whisky, a little (very little !) hot water, a sprinkle of sugar and fresh cloves in a wine glass. The music went on all night and the hospitalty was as if there were no troubles anywhere in the world. What a wonderful thought.