Time moves on, it moves on so swiftly that we don't even see it crawling away under our daily existence. The effort to grab it is futile, the enterprise we work on is subject to its imposing steps on the sand of human history. But, we can celebrate its pilgrimage with glee and giggles by biding adieu an old year and embracing a new with novel zeal and thrill.
And, here are the places that occupy the podium with their starry images when we plan to welcome a new year like never before:
Paris, France: What else can better a new year bash than spending the moments in the classy and jazzy Paris? Paris is all set to welcome the ensuing year with Champs Elysées and the Eiffel tower in their full bloom in the City of Light. See the clock strike the midnight hour at the Arc de Triomphe with delicious Parisian wine and some fine company brushing your shirts and soul.
Las Vegas, USA: Though not as artistic and articulate as Paris, Vegas rules over a certain sphere of enjoyment and celebrations that has its own followers and participating crowd. With its bevy of casinos, clubs, bars, lounges and night clubs, Vegas offers a picture perfect backdrop for a freaked out new year reception. Get soaked in the rain of rock concerts, mad late night parties and some on street parades studded with floats and illuminated canopies.
New York, USA: Time Square makes news- occasion, no occasion. The iconic city centre is a hub for the new year eve mongers of this enigmatic city. The lights blinks and receives the new time on an enlightened note. Even if you couldn't make it at Times Square, the rest of the city is not at all disappointing. Rove along the wide streets of NY and grab a drink or shake a leg in any bar or lunge.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: If you also go crazy after samba and carnivals, Rio is the place to be. The world nods- Rio knows how to party and party hard! The entire city is enveloped by the air of celebration and merry making and no one can remain untouched. Join the jovial Brazilians and let the new year stream in.
Tokyo, Japan: Want a prolonged new year eve? Come to Tokyo as the party begins a few days earlier on the 29th of December and the hangover remains till January 4th. In Tokyo, it is all about celebrating an extended new year with friends and like minded people around. And hang on, the bars are open and drinks are in the house!
Well, now that the options are here, its time to take a pick and pack the