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There are four ways you could celebrate New Year's multiple times, but the TL;DR is that no, there's no practical way to celebrate New Year's more than twice... although there are a few theoretical possibilities if you're willing to spend a lot of money on this! The best way is to cross the International Date Line, so you get an entire day or more to ...


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As far as an adult Halloween party... I lived in Austin for a while, I can tell you that the area downtown known as "6th street" was one of the biggest Halloween parties I have ever seen. 6th Street is where many of the well known bars and clubs are, and is normally a large party on the weekends, but on Halloween all the cross streets are closed off and ...


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The most realistic option might be visiting the village of Tripartito, right where Bolivia, Chile and Peru meet. The three countries are in different timezones in the southern summer (when Chile observes DST but Bolivia doesn't), and at Google Maps it looks like there are roads crossing the borders right at the triple point, so you can simply leave one ...


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Visit the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, and walk around the South Pole in 24 hours such that the South Pole is always between you and the sun. Now, Amundsen-Scott normally operates under New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (Time in Antarctica). However, for the purpose of New Year celebrations, use Solar time instead. As you move around he pole in the ...


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A fairly simple way (unless I'm misunderstanding the question) to get three celebrations would be to go to Cameron Corner in Australia, on the border of New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland: Google Maps You would have your first midnight in NSW (in Australian Eastern Daylight Time), then 30 mins later step into SA for another midnight (in ...


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Wikitravel/Wikivoyage is the only website I know of that comes close. E.g. for Frankfurt it says the following: If you intend to stay overnight, you may wish to avoid times when trade fairs are held, as this will make finding affordable accommodation a challenging task. The biggest are the Frankfurt Motor Show (Automobil-Ausstellung) every two years in ...


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You can see this in the Wikipedia list or on any map with the International Date Line. The first places to see a new day are: The Line Islands, more precisely the part that belongs to Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands). The Line Islands are in the UTC+14 timezone, and the rest of the country is in UTC+13. This has been the case since 1995; ...


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It depends on which country you think most of the participants will come from. If it's an international conference, bear in mind that US / Canadian visas - even for short visits - are NOT easy to get for people from many countries. Even if it's for the purpose of a conference, I have heard many anecdotal stories from friends and colleagues who require a ...


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With the exception of ticket prices, BachTrack does most of what you want. One can search by city, by hall, by orchestra, by composer, or by work (or any combination thereof), and find performances for the next year. The listings aren't complete—it focuses on major orchestras in major cities—but that's probably what you would be interested in for travel ...


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If you are staying in a residential neighborhood, you can pass out candy to kids coming to your door. Just go to the grocery store ahead of time and buy a few bags of pre-wrapped small candies (the stores will have large displays of these, it will be impossible to miss). About the time it gets dark until around 8:30 or 9:00, kids will come to the door and ...


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I have not been to Brazil myself yet, but this is on my list, so here is what my research thus far has found. As hippietrail pointed out, the Carnaval in Rio (and in Sao Paulo) has grown to be a huge event that requires a purpose-built stadium in each city. These Carnavals are put on as big mega-parades by Samba Schools and are nowadays meant to be seen ...


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It very much depends where you want to be for the drop. Supernova hosts a party which is technically in Times Square, just high up, and ages 18+ may attend, or 16+ with an adult. The Times Square Family Pass lets a family of any ages, although drinks will differ depending on age. Also you'd need to be with your family, presumably. The Wikihow article also ...


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At least for Germany (which you used in your examples), the hotel booking site hrs.de is a good source. You can change your language at the top right if it is not automatically detected. You can enter a longer period, and if a major event falls into this period, you'll get a warning. Unfortunately that won't work if no hotel is found at all for the whole ...


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If you received tickets from your state's Senator, you'll be standing much closer than the National Mall. See this image from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: People with tickets will stand in the round-ish area in the blue, orange, green, or yellow area depending on what your ticket says. You will also have to enter the ...


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As a Munich native I simply can't just move on after seeing this question =) Please forgive me if I expand the scope of this question too much - but there is simply no way to explain the biggest Volksfest in one or two sentences. There are quite some different factors influencing your chance to get your Mass beer: Yourself If you're travelling alone and ...


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I live in Austin. If you're really looking to party hard, 6th Street is the way to go. If you're looking to experience an authentic, boring, adult-style American Halloween, passing out candy from your AirBnB is a great idea - this is what Halloween is really like for most adults in America! If you're looking to have a little more fun (but not 6th Street fun),...


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K-18 tickets are for people 18+ and it means that they're selling alcohol, usually. If you have a non-K 18 ticket, you don't get access to the seperate bar area.


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According to the final report from the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, concerning the same exhibit, the average length of stay (of the polled visitors, of course) seems to be around an hour, with the shortest being 15 minutes and the longest being 170 minutes. The exhibit had 37 stalls/panels in Boston, with the average group visiting a little over 19 of ...


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The European Biathlon Championships can draw sizeable crowds: In 2004 in Belarus, they attracted some 80,000 visitors, and given that the World Championship in Germany in February 2012 attracted more than 200'000 visitors over 6 days, you can expect that the Bansko region's ~100,000 beds will be rather well occupied. The competitors in the Biathlon event ...


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This official website of Tokyo Tower has an English-language calendar: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/lightup/en.php It details for each day's illumination: Its name, for instance today is "Magic Halloween Diamond Veil", A picture of the illumination, The start/end times of the illumination.


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There are special rules for it, the official site has a special page for this. Basically as long as you have an invitation or ticket for the event, you get a visa on arrival.


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Notice: The Sistine Chapel reopens As the Conclave has now come to an end with the election of Pope Francis, the Sistine Chapel will reopen for visits by the public on Monday 18 March at 9am. It will also again be possible to visit the Borgia Apartment and the Collection of Modern Religious Art.


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This official "Eiffel Tower Fan Zone" in Paris might be exactly what you are looking for. It is on Champ de Mars right in front of Eiffel tower, free of cost and beyond public viewing of matches it will feature concerts and other forms of entertainment (and probably lots of sponsoring). For other cities you should be able to find similar events by hitting ...


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Along the coast, there are trains, for example from Nice and area. The area is not that cheap either, but you can still try. The "ter" SNCF site has a map, and lists a train line along the coast until Cannes, which has pretty frequent trains. Prices are around 5-10 euros each way I would say. There are also buses that are cheaper. On the cg06.fr site of the ...


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European countries tend to be the easiest for most nations to get to, when you consider transport costs and visas, as short term EU visas are relatively simple. We don't have the restrictive policies the US have, for example. London prides itself on being an ideal location for conferences, as Heathrow Airport has connections to everywhere but the ...


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"Festival time" in Edinburgh comprises most of the month of August. There are actually festivals in Edinburgh throughout the year, but in August several festivals overlap - the biggest of which is of course the Edinburgh Fringe. You don't buy tickets for the festival itself, as it's really just a collection of events held at different fringe venues around ...


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Munich native again. Of course all tents serve typical Bavarian food. The food can be roughly divided into two categories: warm dishes and proper starters/desserts as served in any Bavarian restaurant and Brotzeit, a German/Bavarian classic consisting of bread or Brezn (pretzel) with various spreads, hearty toppings and often accompanied by some kind of ...


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There are many great answers, and you have some options open to you if you AirBnB it. I would ask any potential host if there are children in the area citing your interest in passing out candy. Here is the key: The better the candy you pass out, the more kids you will have. I have bought cases of full sized candy bars and handed them out. You can ...


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There are some expeditions that you can join as a single person. Most of these take place during November, December, January and February (example). Just start this December. As you can see, it is a relatively short tour because you fly to 89° longitude. But nevertheless, it takes approximately three weeks.


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