It's mid-December. The panic has set in. The tickets are selling out. Half your friends are in the other side of the city; the others are with family or sneakily booked a holiday to avoid this situation entirely. What is it? That's right... New. Year's. Eve. Wherever you find yourself this year, keep at the back of your mind all the other places in the world you could be if only you'd been a little bit more organised. Take a look at some more exotic parties around and world and next year, you could be the person celebrating on a tropical island or having an authentic wintery festive season.
Stay within the mother country and keep the glory of 2014 alive by heading to Western Australia's most Westerly Point. You'll need a 4WD and a permit, but once you get in you'll be in the company of keen game fishers, boaters and fellow campers. There are plenty of picture perfect scenic lookouts across to the 170 metre high cliffs that plunge in to the Indian Ocean and blowholes roaring over 20 feet in to the ocean air. And the resident kangaroos and emus would make for some unusual party guests.
Sing Auld Lang Syne at the clock strikes Midnight in amongst the Scots and visiting revellers at the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh. The festivities in Edinburgh would inspire even the largest metropolises, with a huge ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) to dance the night away underneath the spectacular fireworks over the Edinburgh Castle. It's not uncommon to keep the party going through to January 2nd. This extended party is a sure fire way to ruin resolutions made with even the most honourable intentions.
Always be careful but try your hand at delighting your travel companions with your own fireworks show. Fireworks are available to purchase by the general public in Berlin for the run up to New Year's Eve. You can bet that in the city or in the suburbs, the New Year will be welcomed in with the sweet sound of some pyrotechnics rather than a late night BBQ.
Join in a bit of date/time zone controversy in Samoa - where the time zone jumped from UTC -11:00 to UTC+13:00 at the end of 2011 and bringing with it a change from one of the last places in the world to see in the New Year to one of the first to welcome in the festivities. You'll always get a second change to welcome in the New Year by hopping on a one hour flight across to American Samoa and doing it all again in 25 hours.
Remember, party both responsibly and like it's 1999. Auto Europe is here to help you get away to wherever life takes you in 2015 and beyond. Whether heading abroad or having a staycation, we will help you find the vehicle transport you need - contact us online or call on 1300 656 601 today!