The World's Weirdest Restaurants

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The World's Weirdest & Quirkiest Restaurants
Are you looking for unusual places to eat? These quirky restaurants should do the trick; from fun places to eat, to interesting restaurants spanning global cuisines and themes. so book a spot at one of these unique places now.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Florida, US

Drive back to the 1950’s with this Disney World Diner. Enjoy your food under the stars in a car-shaped booth while watching a classic movie. The Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater is best known for the milkshakes but the menu ranges from burgers, to pasta to sandwiches, ribs and salads.
Location: Disney's Hollywood Studios, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
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Dans Le Noir?
Paris, France

At Dans le Noir? you eat in complete darkness, so it’s the taste, smell and texture of the food on which you focus your attention, before being led into the pitch-black basement dining room by the restaurant’s blind guides/waiters, you select one of four colour-coded mystery menus: red (meat), blue (fish), green (vegetarian) and white (chef’s special). It’s a profoundly sensory food adventure that makes for a unique evening. 
Address: 51 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France (Also Locations in London & Russia)
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The Rock
Michamvi, Tanzania

Off the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Perched on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean, The Rock is a tiny seafood restaurant. Depending on the tides that day, you can go walking, swimming or even by boat. The restaurant serves a wide variety of fresh seafood with a distinctly Zanzibari twist as well as a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
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Cereal Killer Cafe
London, England

If you’re a fan of Frosties, lust after Lucky Charms, can’t get enough Cornflakes or find yourself wanting Weetabix at all hours of the day and night, then make a note to take a trip to the Cereal Killer cafe.
Choose from a menu of 100 cereals from around the world for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Cereal aficionados will also be able to customise their bowl with 12 different varieties of milk (catering for 'vegans, vegetarians and awkward children’) along with 20 different toppings.
Address: 139 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB  
2nd Address: Stables Market, Mezz 2, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
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Alux Restaurant
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This underground restaurant is one of the best in Playa Del Carmen and is literally under the ground. Located inside an actual cave, this restaurant serves up a fusion cuisine of local taste and highlights the natural landscape of the area in a way that no other restaurant does.
The restaurant and lounge are open just in the evenings so plan your visit then. Most people like to come for drinks in the lounge and walk the loop through the cave. There are lights that come on as you walk around.
Address: Avenida Juárez s/n Mz. 217 Lote 2, Ejidal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
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Food Loop
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Experience snacks on tracks in this imaginative restaurant where your food has as much fun as you do. Located in Europa Park this restaurant lets you order your food from the modern touchscreens then your food travels around the restaurant on the looping track to your table.
Address: Europa-Park-Str. 1 | Europapark, 77977 Rust, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Rangali Island, Maldives

Dive into the first all-glass undersea Restaurant in the maldives, located five metres below sea level. Eat your food just inches away from fish every colour and shape imaginable. The restaurant is only open to the guests of the Conrad Ranhali but thankfully this five-star hotel is a perfect place to stay in the Maldives.
Address: Conrad Maldives, 2034
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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
Christchurch, New Zealand

Tour the wonderful city of Christchurch, New Zealand, all while having a delicious evening meal. This 36 seater tram Glides past the city’s highlights such as the Avon River and Botanic Gardens on a 2.5 hour 4 course journey.
Address: 7 Tramway Ln, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
Polignano A Mare, Italy

Carved out of magnificent limestone rocks,with a view over the Adriatic Sea, the Grotta Palazzese is in an unparalleled location and has been enchanting visitors both by the view and the food for centuries.
Polignano, a Mare, Italy
Address: Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano A Mare BA, Italy
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Ninja New York

Be whisked into this subterranean space by elevator, led to the dining area via a secret path by live “ninjas” poised to scare the living daylights out of you. Once at your private chamber indulge in the creative Japanese-French-American fusion fare with a menu offering plenty of fried appetisers, sushi rolls and teriyaki options.

Address: 25 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Top Beaches In The World

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Worlds Best Beaches
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Shockingly, Palawan remains steadily under the radar, even though this is the one of the most highly rated beaches in the world. El Nido alone is home to around 50 white sand beaches—it’s impossible to choose just one—all of which are set around dramatic limestone formations and boast the finest and whitest sand you’ll ever see. The water is so blindingly blue it makes the Caribbean Sea look murky in comparison, and the sunsets? Well, they’ll ruin you for life.

Playa Sirena, Cayo largo, Cuba
The highlights on Cuba’s Cayo Largo are its two western beaches, Playa Sirena and Playa Paraiso, where warm shallow waters lap ribbons of pale, downy sand. Sirena Beach is more geared up to tourism, with a café and water sports, while Paraiso is quieter and more private.

Glass Beach, Forth Bragg, Northern California
Forth Bragg sea glass beach is located in Northern California a few hours north of San Francisco. For many years, up until 1967, the city of Fort Bragg dumped trash over the bluffs right onto its beaches in three places. The discarded glass eventually was transformed into small, smooth, coloured gems. The pieces you’ll find are mostly clear, brown and green. Go after a storm, and you might score some rare sea glass colours.

Patnem Beach, Goa, India

Patnem beach known as the quieter alternative to its more party-focused neighbour, Palolem. At the far north end of the beach is harmonic, an eco-friendly retreat offering daily yoga, pilates and thai massage classes. you’ll have to dodge the slumbering cows to get there, though.

Honokalani Beach, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii
Who needs white beaches? Honokalani Beach famous for its jet-black shore, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore.

Pansy Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
A group of six islands in which Only four are inhabited, with Pansy Island being but a sandbar on which resorts like the Anantara can arrange for private lunch excursions. Known collectively as "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean" Bazaruto is most easily reached by air from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, and then onward by small aircraft or boat.

Koh Phangan, Thailand
Koh Phangan– and more specifically, sunrise beach, on the island’s peninsula Haad Rin – has become globally notorious for its raucous drink- and drug-fuelled full moon parties, which take place on the night of a full moon each month, but it’s not all fun and games, off peak the beaches are stunning and worth a look.

Rainbow Beach, Queensland
Enormous rainbow beach, in southeastern Queensland, gets its name from its surrounding colourful sand dunes – a mixture of browns, blacks, oranges, yellows and reds – that are said to have been formed by a rainbow-coloured spirit plunging into the cliffs following a battle with a wicked tribesman.

Aharen Beach, Tokashiki Island, Japan
Although most of the islands in the Okinawa chain, south of the Japanese mainland, have magnificent beaches, Aharen is particularly special for its extraordinarily clear waters sheltering a rich marine life, including over 400 types of coral, majestic humpback whales, manta rays, five types of sea turtles and huge army of colourful tropical fish.

Kuta Beach, Bali
Kuta Beach stretches for 8km, from the balinese towns of Tuban to Petitenget, its huge and powerful waves thrashing onto its glorious white sand. Surfers are drawn here for the sport, while evenings are slightly more serene.

Half Moonbay, Jamaica
With its net hammocks strung between palm trees and curve of perfect, caramel-coloured sand, half moon bay is an intimate and idyllic little beach on Jamaica’s northern coast.


Best Hotel's For A View

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Here we have a combined some of the most unbelievable hotels in the world. Although, many of these hotels are very pricey, we can always dream...
1. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

The fabulous resort of Manta Resort at the northwestern tip of Pemba Island. The resort itself offers many different types of accommodation ranging from the Seafront Villas to the most exotic experience of the Under water room. A private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is all yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck or sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment. But this one of a kind experience comes with a one of a kind pr
Prices: £1300 a night per couple…. let me just get my cheque book
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2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Deep in the Finnish Lapland you will find the Hotel Kaklauttanen, who offer many wonderful log chalets and off course the glass igloo’s raging from small to the larger Kelo-Glass igloo’s to make that lapland trip that little bit more magical. The Igloo village is one of the most precious, unique and innovative hotels popular for tourists who love to explore the adventurous side of Finland. The hotel provides 20 snow igloo made with glass so that you can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed.
Prices: 305 euro for the smaller ones with the larger igloos at 445 euro
More Info: Book now

3. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

This unique luxury resort is made up of 32 bedroom villas. Each bedroom has been artistically carved into the surrounding hills overlooking the iconic twin Pitons. Each bedroom has a missing fourth wall which has been replaced with a spectacular view of the lush surrounding. The resort also has amazing amenities, gorgeous lagoon pool, spectacular open-air restaurant and bar with a superb spa. 

Prices: £850-1700 a night- with a 3 night minimum stay
More Info: Book now

4. Astarte Suits Hotel, Greece

This hotel is located in Santorini and features one of the most amazing outdoor pool and full-service spa. The rooms feature lavish balconies that overlook the beach or the sea view. It has more than nine air-conditioned guest-room’s with almost every entity that you might have wanted at such a haven. Overall, the Astarte Suits Hotel gives you a thrilling accommodation experience that makes your holidays spending here worthwhile. The extremely harmonious ambience, the mesmerising view and the blissful surrounding gives you an endless feeling of peace and tranquility. Every suite has a private balcony where guests can enjoy their complimentary drinks while overlooking the breathtaking view of the sea. Moreover, the guests also have the privilege of enjoying the swimming pool while munching on light snacks and sipping refreshments. The sumptuous bathrooms also have Jacuzzis and all the linen, materials and clothes are of the best quality to ensure the ultimate accommodation for all the guests who want to make the best of their holiday.
Prices: £500 a night
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5. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

This magnificent hotel is situated on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park. Once you are here, you can pamper yourself with the treatment of unlimited amenities and a full-service spa. It has an outdoor pool, a tennis court and a beachside bar. Rayavadee’s suites nestle discreetly amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

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6. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

This 5 star hilton resort is Set on two different islands connected together with a bridge, this island features spacious private luxuries villas, and the best part is that it has underwater houses made completely out of glass. Stretching up to a quarter into the Indian Ocean, this luxurious hotel is equipped with high comfort features and amenities overlooking a beautiful sea or beach views through a hardwood floor to ceiling window.

Prices: £1000- 6720 depending on suite
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7. Hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

Located on Ayung river gorge, this resort gives you a spectacular experience of several cultural attractions and a magical nature enchantment of Indonesia. The property is located in such a way that tourists can easily access famous attractions like Jaang, Dalem Segara and Satung. The resort gives you an overwhelming experience with its natural bamboo bridge, Batur volcano and the cultural rice fields.

Prices: £350 - 600 a night
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8. Dedon Island Resort, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

This astonishing resort is located in the remote island Surigao del Norte, filled with white sand beaches, world-class surf breaks and small fishing villages.Dedon Island Resort literally takes your breath away with its swinging daybeds and peaceful ambience. The resort is owned by soccer star turned furniture designer Bobby Dekeyser. The moment you enter the resort’s super comfortable jitney, you are in the hands of high luxury, world-class facility and great taste. The villas are flawless and give you some very nice attention to detail such as organic soaps and embellishments with seashells. The food out here is simply delicious relying on fresh local ingredients like calamansi and grilled mahi-mahi.
Prices: £1000-1800 a night
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9. Äscher Cliff Guesthouse, Switzerland

No place in Switzerland can give you an exceptional view of central Switzerland to the snow caped rocky landscape as Äscher Cliff Guesthouse. To reach up to here first you need to start from the Wasserauen station and lead towards the steep path to Seealpsee. From here you need to climb up the extremely challenging and steep mountain path from Seealpsee to the Äscher so pack light. Although the view is mesmerising the accommodation is more of a cosy chalet experience.
Prices: £35 per person a night
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10. Hotel Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Situated high on the cliff with the most picturesque view in Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, it is truely magnificent. Owned and operated by the Sersale family, it is a place of familial memories and seasonal bonding with close friends and lovers.
Prices: £400-1000 a night
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11. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

Emerging from the southern Andes is the Magic Lodge, a volcano hotel from which peak a stunning waterfall makes its way down. Accessible only by foot and intrepid guests must brave a swinging rope bridge to enter. Share in the magic of being part of a real life fairy tale in this charming location buried in the middle of the native forest.
Prices: £150-220 a night
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12. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a beautiful old colonial era mansion, famous for its habituated Rothschild giraffes, which regularly peer in through the windows. It is an exclusive boutique hotel with just ten guest rooms. It is well suited for a night or two at the front of a high-end safari and there is a good range of activities in the area, notably the world famous Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Prices: £400 per person per night
More Info: Book now
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How To Pack Like A Pro

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With your flights and hotel booked, the luggage is the last thing stopping you from that great holiday. We know it feels like a chore, but if you pack like a pro you’ll never have to worry.

1. Make a list
Ok, so it sounds a little boring, but idiot-proof lists are the gateway to a stress-free holiday. Separate your essentials from your desirables, and be realistic with your luggage limitations. Check our packing list here.

2. Don’t forget the first aid kit
We’re not asking you to prepare for ER, just a small bag with the most necessary pills, plasters and medicine you might need. After all, nobody wants to suffer a punishing headache, high-climate fever, upset stomach or all three during a holiday.

3. Limit your liquids
We all know about it by now, and yet there’s still a mass confusion and hold-up when some chancer tries to sneak a bottle of water past airport security. Much to everybody’s knowledge, baggage restrictions state that all liquids carried in hand luggage must be no more than 100 ml per item, and must fit into one small and resealable transparent bag. If you’re carrying anything larger, stow it with your checked-in suitcase.

4. Name tags are there to help
Unless you’re an international man of mystery, you shouldn’t have to worry about travelling incognito. Most suitcases come with name tags fitted as standard, so be sure to fill them in just in case you, or the airline lose your luggage.

5. Observe restrictions on baggage

Overstuffing your suitcase is never a good idea. If your airline says: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh your bags before you get to the airport and make sure you are within the restrictions, otherwise you’ll be forced to cough up extra cash at the airport or, even worse, have to say goodbye to that lovely hand-knitted cardigan your grandmother spent so long slaving over. Which brings us on to our next Point…

6. Save bag space for all your holiday purchases
Whether it’s duty free goods or holiday mementos, it’s inevitable that you’ll be bringing more back home with you than when you left, so make sure you have room for it.

7. Skip the shoes
The biggest and most frustrating item of luggage. How many pairs of shoes you should take is very much dependent on how long your vacation might be, but we’d suggest that three pairs is a reasonable average for a 1-2 week getaway. More important than volume is versatility, so make sure you’re not stuck hiking in stilettos by bringing a pair of shoes for every realistic occasion of your trip. Wear your most cumbersome pair on the plane – plus, stuff your socks in the rest – and you’ll save even more space.

8. Cosmetics – at a minimum
Unless you plan on travelling to a desert island, it’s likely that you’ll be able to pick up popular shampoo or sun lotion brands in almost any corner of the world. Fewer cosmetics also mean that you’ll be less likely to find an explosion of nondescript gooey liquids spoiling everything in your suitcase when you arrive at your destination. If you really can’t live without that special face cream, try to take only as much as you’ll need for your trip and nothing more.

9. Keep on rollin

This tip is certainly up for debate, but we think that rolling your clothes really is the only way to go. Not only will it reduce those pesky wrinkles and creases in your gear, it’ll save you some much needed suitcase space.

10. All valuables go in hand luggage
It’s rare that airlines lose luggage these days, but why take the risk? Stay safe and stow all your expensive luxuries from your camera to your diamond engagement ring in hand luggage.

11. Don’t forget the adapters
If you do need them, save on the crazy airport prices by buying them ahead of your trip. Pound stores is one of the best places to get adaptors, or if you travel regularly get a multi-purpose one like this.

12. Categorise your clothes
Pack clothes in groups: that means shirts with shirts, pants with with pants, it’s easier to find what you need and unpack on the other side.

13. Pack a mini wardrobe in your hand luggage
Not literally, of course, but it’s always a nice idea to add a clean set of underwear and a garment in your carry-on bag, in case of your luggage being lost in an aeroplane mix-up.

14. Don’t predict the weather
Check it here.
Depending on where you’re going, weather forecasts are either your holiday’s best friend or your worst nightmare. Come rain or shine, meteorologists will always give you the best idea of what weather to expect on your holiday. Check the day before you fly and pack accordingly, and save room for that trusty pac-a-mac or umbrella you hope you’ll never have to use.

15. Don’t leave home without the essentials
This last tip is a big one as without these necessities, you won’t be heading anywhere but home: check and check again that you have your monies, a valid passport and – for the sake of your holiday companions – a toothbrush. Keep these all on hand and then you’ll be able to remember the most important thing.


Top Destinations Of 2018

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Top Destinations of 2018

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Recently An increasing numbers of tourists are heading to Reykjavík for the city’s arts scene, cool nightlife and the abundance of natural wonders that lie right on its doorstep. With the increase in cheap flights from such companies as WOW Air and Easyjet, this beautiful city is more accessible than ever leaving it the up-and-coming destination of 2018.

2. Mexico City, Mexico
When most think of Mexico City the first thing that comes to mind is “Isn’t it dangerous?” But so long as you take the same precautions you would in any large city, the answer is no. Mexico’s bustling capital and economic powerhouse can be a fun and safe destination. With its Hip neighbourhoods, incredible architecture, lively street markets and diverse culture makes this lovable city a must stop destination. Mexico City’s energy is almost addictive and with flights coming down in price from the UK and Europe it can be the ultimate money saving holiday.

3. Seoul, South Korea

If you haven’t visited Asia’s mighty hub of pop culture, it’s about time you did. Beyond the billboard k-popper’s and the glass towers of Gangnam, Seoul has a vibrant culture that much of the world is just beginning to discover. Far more than just chic cafés and Korean craft brews, the city is home to graffiti-covered basement bars and hidden restaurants serving both traditional and fusion cuisines. With the 2018 Winter Olympics looming, now is the time to experience Korea’s capital before the crowds take over.

4. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Winning the well-deserved award of European Green Capital of 2017, the elegant Slovenian capital boasts a wealth of green spaces. If you’re feeling green yourself, the car-free centre is perfect to explore by bicycle, or else you can navigate a stand-up paddle-board along the gorgeously green Ljubljanica river that flows through the centre. Low prices mean you can find brilliant budget food and accommodation options without compromising on quality, plus it’s just a hop to the country’s stunning mountains, vineyards and beaches.

5. Wrocław, Poland
After a devastating flood in the 1990s Wroclaw hasn’t really been heard of, until now. Painstakingly rebuilt to its former glory explore the restored churches, Flemish-style mansions and rich palaces. Though Wroclaw has yet to attract the large crowds of other Polish hotspots such as Kraków or Warsaw, it’s all set to change with its title as European Capital of Culture. Join the lively student population and scores of Nobel Prize winners who call Wroclaw home, as plenty of special events run throughout the year alongside the many arts festivals that earned the city its reputation as a cultural hub.

6. Nashville, Tennessee, USA
As one of the fastest growing cities in the US, change is in the air for Nashville. This famously conservative place has experienced a huge surge in young professionals, who have brought new life to the city’s more liberal, artsy side. It’s an exciting time for the city, but culturally Nashville’s soul remains unchanged: a fierce love of southern cooking and deep passion for music still prevail. This year, take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to go firefly watching, before kicking back with fried chicken and a night at a classic honky-tonk.

7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
With a new London to Amsterdam Eurostar service set to start in 2017, the Dutch capital is about to get a whole lot more accessible, if it wasn’t already by air. Amsterdam’s compact streets and winding canals make it a wondrous place to visit with its historical buildings and strong art galleries and museums. Amsterdam is ‘naughty but nice’, with a lax attitude towards all the guilty pleasures you could dream up. So stuff your face with delicious foods, wander the windows of the red light district and relax in an Amsterdam café.

8. Bangkok, Thailand
With an increase in tourism over the last year and with UK flights getting cheaper, Bangkok is becoming a popular destination for many Europeans alike. A larger-than-life city where magnificent temples, historic markets, skyscrapers and rooftop bars create an intoxicating vibe that’s hard to resist. A blend of the traditional and the modern, Bangkok's every street has a surprise in store.

9. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
New North American and transatlantic flight routes continue to roll out of Vancouver as airlines try to meet the world’s demand to visit this truly stunning city. Thought to be Canada’s most liveable city, with a temperate climate and wraparound views of snow-capped peaks, it’s also the country’s most expensive. But that hasn’t stopped a host of exciting independent attractions from popping up. Amidst the new microbreweries and restaurants making international waves. A gateway to the slopes of Whistler and the rainforests of Vancouver Island, this city is a must-visit all year-round.

10. Agra, India
India’s majestic former Mughal capital is too often experienced in brief as a traveller’s day trip from Delhi to the Taj Mahal. But there’s much more to enjoy here, extravagant monuments and tombs lining the Yamuna River bank, the Taj Mahotsav arts festival held in February and the crumbling Mughal gardens dotted across the city. Making this a must see destination when touring India.



Best Places To Spend New Year's Eve

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Ringing in a new year in a new place
New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivities memorable. But where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? myself and my partner have celebrated new years eve in a different country for the last 5 years now and we find that it’s the best way to ring in a New Year.

New York City
It may not be for everyone, but there’s no denying that New Year’s Eve in New York City has an atmosphere that few other cities can rival. Most popular, of course, is the annual gathering of a million people in Times Square to see the ball drop On Times Square. For a slightly less chaotic experience, book a reservation at one of the bars or restaurants overlooking Times Square. And for something completely different, consider a night-time boat ride on New York Harbour, which offers the best views of the midnight fireworks display on Liberty Island.

Rio de Janeiro
Known for its wild carnival festivals, Rio knows how to party and its New Year's Eve celebration is no different. The Yearly event known as 'Réveillon' is Held on the Iconic Copacabana Beach, Where two million people cram onto the two-and-a-half-mile stretch of sand for the worlds largest and arguably wildest New Year's party. Locals dress head to toe in white (believed to bring good luck) and toss handfuls of flowers into the ocean as gift to Yemanjá, goddess of the seas. The celebration also includes large oceanfront stages for live musical and dance performances, and a colourful fireworks display at midnight to complete the scene.

Sydney is famous for two claims to fame on its New Year’s Eve celebrations: first, because of its location, it’s the first major city where the clock strikes midnight and second for the largest fireworks display in the world, with one at 9 pm and another at midnight, with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House making for a striking setting. More than a million people attend the waterfront show, which also includes an air and water show featuring aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal smoking ceremony and the Harbour of Light Parade; a mix of more than 50 illuminated boats in the harbour.

The Edinburgh Hogmanay translates to “last day of the year,” but the annual New Years festivities in Edinburgh actually last three days. Things kick off on December 30th with a torchlight march through the city that finishes with a fireworks finale. While New Year’s Eve is all about massive street parties and outdoor concerts, including a open-air Kelidh (traditional Celtic party). At midnight, 4.5 tons of fireworks explode over Edinburgh Castle while the streets ring out with celebrators singing “Auld Lang Syne.” .

Join a crowd of more than 250,000 across the banks of the Thames and its numerous bridges to see the spectacular light and firework display or listen to the chiming of Big Ben at midnight. Then on New Years Day the streets of central London are meet with colourful parade floats, followed by the Queen of England’s horses.

The City of Light lives up to its nickname on New Year’s Eve, when the Eiffel Tower, arc de Triomphe and Disneyland Paris become the back drop of a spectacular light show. Live like a Parisian by popping a bottle of champagne and exchanging cheek kisses at the Champs-Elysées street party. Recently in the past couple of years the ‘official fireworks displays have been absent due to safety threats but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing in the nouvelles années.

Hong Kong
One of the world’s most dramatic skylines lights up every year with a display of fireworks that grows more impressive every year. The events kick off in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall, where a replica ball drop takes place in homage to New York City’s famous festivities. Victoria Harbour is the center of the evening activity, though, so savvy locals party on boats, rooftop terraces, or at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Tsa Shui for the best views of the dazzling lightshow.

The German capital has a reputation for being a party city year-round, so you can imagine what New Year’s Eve (known as "Silvester") is like here. The centerpiece of the celebration is “Party Mile,” a two-kilometer stretch of bars, international food stalls, laser shows, video screens, party tents, music stages, and more between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column. After the fireworks show at midnight, the crowds head to the city’s many dance floors, where they stay out until dawn or later.

Las Vegas
More than 300,000 revelers descend on this party capital for the big night, when the Las Vegas Strip becomes car-free and transforms into a giant street party with live bands, light displays, and laser shows. The city also hosts a mind-boggling number of concerts, shows, and parties in clubs, hotels, and casinos, meaning there’s no shortage of evening entertainment options. Come midnight, fireworks are launched from seven rooftops along the Strip, so chances are you’ll see them whether you’re on the street or a rooftop club.

Walt Disney World
New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World is a dream come true for families traveling over the holiday. The theme park stays open until 1 am, but it’s packed with fun activities all day long. Leading up to the midnight fireworks show, there are many performances, dance parties, live entertainers, and confetti explosions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the most popular for New Years Eve, while Epcot puts on an impressive lights and laser show just before midnight. Be aware that you may need to arrive at the park early on New Years Eve as the parks will reach maximum capacity and they will close admission.

This atmospheric city is famous for its New Year’s Eve Grand Ball, hosted at Hofburg Palace, but there’s more on offer than just throwback elegance. Vienna’s famous Christmas markets transform into New Year’s fairs, and hundreds of thousands of revelers crowd the Silvesterpfad (New Year’s Path) in the city center on New Year’s Eve. Fueled by mulled wine, the party starts at 2 pm and goes until well after midnight, with fireworks appearing over the Wiener Prater fair.

A city that knows how to party and New Years Eve is no exception. The Oosterdok is the main place to celebrate NYE but throughout the city, especially Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Leidseplein and Dam Square are famous for the fireworks that include numerous kinds of firecrackers and sparklers or even crackers and bangers. At Museumplein a big event is organised where the high fireworks strike the audience with awe. The most important factor that the city of Amsterdam offers to the crowds of the New Year’s Eve is that each and every person who desires to enjoy the night without spending money can hit the streets and enjoy with the crowd as a big friendly group. No matter where you decide to spend your New Years Eve in Amsterdam you will be sure to have a good time.

With only four hours of daylight in late December, locals in the northernmost capital of the world are ready to party like no one else. New Year’s Eve kicks off with community bonfires around which people sing, dance, and play music. Meanwhile, fireworks light up from every corner of the city thanks to fairly relaxed government restrictions. As midnight approaches, crowds gather around local landmarks like Perlan and Landakotskirkja church for the best views of the official fireworks displays.

Cape Town
New Year’s celebrations span three days in this vibrant South African city. On New Year’s Eve, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront hosts a concert and midnight fireworks display. (check out Table Mountain for unobstructed views of the fireworks).

This bustling metropolis’s locals and expats come together for New Year’s Eve festivities, the centerpiece of which is a massive gathering in Central World Square. The crowd numbers hundreds of thousands, and entertainment includes a spectacular light show, live concert, and video screens projecting celebrations from around the world. At midnight, of course, a series of fireworks displays illuminate the riverside. Afterward, the party continues at nightclubs and the lively beer gardens lining the streets.


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