Around the world, a wide range of cultures believes in a variety of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day actions that can influence one’s fortune for the upcoming year. Whether purported to drive out the bad or draw in the good, these traditions are deeply rooted in local culture.
The enormous statue of Christ (known as Christo Redentor in Brazilian Portuguese) stands watch over the stunning city of Rio de Janeiro – creating the perfect opportunity for tourists to visit a modern wonder while enjoying one of the most vibrant, exciting cities in the world.
Thailand is known for being a gorgeous country of vast diversity, and its islands are especially renowned travel destinations. Easy to get to with a flight and a ferry from Bangkok, and fairly inexpensive to visit especially compared to European islands, Thai islands are true vacation paradises.
Don’t be scared off because of the events of the past, as the region is very calm now and has been occupied by Israelis for decades. Many Israeli farms, vineyards, and communities exist throughout Golan Heights, and most openly welcome visitors into their businesses and homes.