A New Year. New possibilities. New commitments. New resolutions. Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. Countries around the world will be ringing in the new year soon with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties. That is a magical time when all of the cities around the world are more gloriously alive than they usually are. Here are the best cities to be for New Years Eve in order to have unforgettable New Years celebration.
If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you’d know it has an energy and style unlike any other, and its New Year’s celebrations dip into that uniqueness that is Barcelona. If dancing and partying until the first sunrise of the New Year sounds like it’s right up your alley, then you may want to celebrate with some of the greatest partiers in the world. The Spanish culture of late meals and even later nights out don’t change just because it’s New Year’s Eve. Unlike most other cultures around the world, the party in Barcelona doesn’t even begin until close to midnight, with the traditional eating of the twelve grapes during the twelve chimes of midnight. It’s typically family time when the clock strikes twelve, then it’s off to the clubs to celebrate in style until the sun comes up on the New Year. Continue reading New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration
Various factors contribute into a city’s cost-of-living for expatriate employees, such as monetary value, consumer confidence, investment, interest rates, exchange rates of the country’s currency, and housing costs. Combine all these and some living standards and you get these lovely but expensive cities. Almost all of them are in the US, Europe, China, Japan and the UAE.
More than 700 people have been charged with violence and looting for more than four days of unprecedented street violence. It is one of the worst riots in Britain history which shook the country last week. Authorities announced that they would maintain emergency policing levels through the week end and beyond if necessary.
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