Posted by Danielle
2010 is almost at an end and its time to start planning for the New Year. Every year since I can remember I have attempted to make a resolution, eat healthy, see more live music and cut down on the partying and every year a week in it’s always the same story. I want to make sure 2011 is bigger and better than 2010, so this year I am only making New Years resolutions that I know I will be able to stick to.
My first New Years resolution is simple. I want to see as many unique and traditional events as possible, I want to travel on the Eurostar to celebrate Bastille Day on the 14th of July. Joining the hundreds and thousands of people celebrating the storming of the Bastille Prison, that led to the French Revolution. I know we haven’t even had Christmas yet and July seems ages away, but the Paris Hotels will fill up so quickly that I know to cram everything I want to into 2011 I need to act fast. This leads me to my second New Year’s resolution, plan ahead!
As well as France I want to fit in a trip to Spain for the 5 day celebration known as La Tomatina. 50,000 people, 150,000 tomatoes and one hell of a clean up job afterwards make this huge food fight amazingly popular with people worldwide. Although not a great deal is known about this festival outside of Spain it’s going to be huge.
Finally I plan on sneaking in a nice long trip to Australia to catch up on some year round sunshine while making sure I am there in time to celebrate Australia Day. The day for most will be spent with friends and family with a nice mixture of rest and beach parties but there is some real tradition behind this day. It commemorates the landing of ships in Sydney harbour and appreciation of all the progress that’s been made since that day. Travelling to Australia also fits in perfectly with my final resolution, see as much of the world as possible.
What have you got planned for 2011 and what New Year resolutions are you making?