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Saturday snippets: 31st December 2016

Dec 31st, 2016 | By
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Whatever you are doing – or not doing – tonight to celebrate the new year; enjoy yourself. And best wishes from all of us here at Just about Travel for a better and prosperous year than 2016.

Don’t ignore the Iguacu Falls

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

Confession time: I very nearly didn’t make it to the Iguacu Falls- being too busy topping up the tan on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Seeing in the New Year

Dec 31st, 2009 | By

New Year’s Eve and the first day of the New Year have become tourist attractions in their own right. Television has magnified it by capturing the moment when the New Year begins in a number of places. Around lunchtime on New Years Eve, the new year is heralded in Sydney in Australia with a huge firework display and winds down about 24 hours later with the display from Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In between, there is the traditional gathering in London at Trafalgar Square, in Princes Street in Edinburgh, the swinging of fireballs in Stonehaven near Aberdeen (quite a sight if you’ve never seen it) and the counting in of the new year in Times Square in New York. As well as that a large number of towns and cities such as Nottingham and Carlisle will have firework displays.