Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
I'll be in London, UK from the 21st of December until the 2nd of January, with my girlfriend. I don't want to spend New Year's in UK, so I would love to go somewhere else in Europe. I'd fly out on the 31st and come back on the 1st. I can't go earlier because my girlfriend has a show (Disney on Ice) on the 30th and I can't stay longer, because I have to head back to Canada. So, for 2 days / 1 night stay, where would you recomend I go?
Here are some of my thoughts:
Prague, Czech Republic
Any other suggestions? The reason I picked major cities / capitals is because I want direct flights. I don't want to spend my time in an airplane / airport. I fly enough for work / pleasure.
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
Definitely Amsterdam if you are interested in massive private fireworks.
A lot of small parties etc. going on, but nothing centrally planned.
Be aware that public transport will stop operation at around 1800h on 31-DEC, so go for a hotel within walking distance of the city.
Toast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Paris, no contest. And you don't have to bother about flying, you can walk down the Champs-Elysées 3 hours after leaving your place in London. Take the Eurostar. Cheap and no delay/baggage loss snafu guaranteed.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10350 posts, RR: 40 Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
If you are looking for partying and good fun, then Paris would be right for you.
You can go to the giant party on the Champs Elysées on the 31st at Midnight but then you would not be able to see the fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. The underground transport (le métro) goes all night on Dec. 31st.
Just make sure you don't run into groups of scums from the banlieues, they can be pretty rough.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
I suggest you go to Hamburg and go to the Alster about an hour before midnight. If you're lucky, you can even take a walk on the Alster when it's ice is thick enough after freezing or walk around on the Jungfernstieg before midnight to enjoy the beautiful winter night. Once it's midnight, you can expect a spectacular fireworks show on the Alster.
And you don't have to worry about getting to Hamburg, as BA (and I believe LH as well) offers nonstops to HAM from LHR. From there it's just with the 110 bus to the Ohlsdorf tube station, where you can take the U-Bahn U1 directly to Jungfernstieg station from Ohlsdorf. You could also take the S-Bahn, on the S1 line, from Ohlsdorf to Jungfernstieg, but that's more of a detour than if you'd take the U1 line, which has a more direct routing than the S1.
25 Lewis: I'd choose Paris or Barcelona. Athens can also be very good for New Years. There are great parties in all clubs and as long as you know where to go yo
26 N1120A: I have done New Years in both Paris and London. I want to try Berlin, as they know how to throw a party.
27 DYflyer: What? There is an a.net meet in Prague on New Year´s?
28 Egmcman: This year I will be in Marbella with my parents. It will be my first Christmas / New Year outside the UK.
29 Avek00: I definitely recommend Berlin - I was there to ring in 2007, and it has by far topped my NYE experience anywhere else the world. Among some of the hig
30 Pawsleykat: You said it.... Was going to go last year but didn't as my dad was looking after me and he thought it 'unsafe' for me to be there in such horrible we
31 SandroZRH: Here's one more vote for Paris. Yes.
32 Braybuddy: Was this before or after the bust-up with your dad? Interesting!
33 Pawsleykat: waaaaaaay before... we had the bust up in August this year... and this was December last year JG
34 SW733: I love Budapest, and have spent New Years here. Head down to the Chain Bridge or up on the hills above it on the Buda side and enjoy! Spent New Years
35 Sabena332: On my list, too. I agree, I love the traditional and collective "grape eating" in Spain, but after midnight it is all about drinking because: Patrick
36 Toast: For the non-German speakers, "Drinking increases the risk of getting laid". Ah, the memories...
37 Sabena332: Thanks for translating, I was too lazy (and drunk). Only one reason why a friend and me like to return to Spain every year. Patrick PS: I just came b
38 JFK69: Im just curious, Has anyone done Iceland for New Years?