The Phung Hung Fresco Street (Photo: baotintuc.vn) It’s 7 a.m. on Saturday. Hanoi isn’t too noisy or overcrowded. Temporarily forgetting daily worries and work, Hanoi’s residents begin the first day of their holiday a bit later than usual. The pedestrian zones around Hoan Kiem Lake, Phung Hung Fresco Street, and Hanoi's Book Street are busy after 9 a.m. The people leisurely stroll down the streets, take photos, and enjoy in entertainment activities, and performances. Tran Thanh Hai of Hai Ba Trung district takes his wife and two daughters to the pedestrian zones around Hoan Kiem Lake to take New Year’s photos. Working in the construction sites and being far away from home quite often, Hai considers the New Year’s Holiday as an opportunity to spend time with his family. “These days Hanoi streets are more beautiful with many decorative lights. Everybody looks excited. My family and I come to Hoan Kiem Lake to experience the New Year’s … [Read more...] about Hanoians welcome New Year 2019
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NEW Year's Day is here and after much celebrating it's time to let 2019 really begin. From inspiring quotes and unusual traditions to Snapchat's new feature, here are some last-minute things to help you celebrate New Year's Day in style. What inspirational New Year's quotes are there? If you're looking forward to a fresh start, there's no better way to kick off 2018 than by ruminating on some inspirational words of wisdom. Here are a few of our favourite quotes: TS Eliot: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. Oprah Winfrey: Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Alfred Tennyson: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier." Neil Gaiman: Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. William Shakespeare: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. CS … [Read more...] about New Year 2019 quotes and traditions and how to use Snapchat’s Year End Story 2018 feature
EVERY year it seems to get worse — the annual festive transport chaos. Here is a handy guide to what is and what isn’t running. When are trains not running for Boxing Day? All Gatwick Express and Southern routes from and to London Victoria which is closed. Train companies affected by engineering works today include: Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, c2c, Heathrow Express, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Great Western Railway, Gatwick Express, Greater Anglia,, Southern, Stansted Express, TfL Rail, and Thameslink. What buses and tubes are not running on Boxing Day? The District Line is partly closed between Earls Court and Kensington Olympia. London Overground, TfL rail, and Waterloo & City lines are closed. The Bakerloo Line is running a special service because of strikes. TfL warned Elephant & Castle, Lambeth North, Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus stations may shut at short notice. Day routes on London buses start at normal Sunday … [Read more...] about When are trains, tubes and buses running for Boxing Day and New Year 2019?
Photo for illustration. (Source: Vnexpress)These are activities to celebrate New Year 2019 and welcome Hai Duong’s preparation for being a first class urban area. The carnival will take place on December 30th with the participation of about 2,000 central and local artists. Many international artists from Suwon province (the Republic of Korea) and Vientiane (Laos) will also join the event. By 23h45 of the same day, a fireworks display will be organized to welcome the New Year. The three-day festival will include special activities such as an exhibition of ornamental creatures, street food festival, cultural and art performances, ca tru singing, exchanges of boat clubs and mobile film screenings. The Eastern Land Cultural and Tourism Festival is aimed at popularizing the land, people, and tourism potential of Hai Duong and creating a momentum to promote the development of the provincial economy, culture, society, and especially tourism./. BTA … [Read more...] about Hai Duong to host street carnival for New Year 2019
Photo for illustrationSpecifically, a demand stimulus program for foreign tourists on New Year will be held from December 20th, 2018 to January 20th, 2019 with discounts from 10%-20% on all tourism products and services. In addition, a ceremony welcoming the first foreign tourist to Quang Binh in 2019 will be organized at Dong Hoi airport. Art and culinary activities, and water puppet shows will be held at Phong Nha - Ke Bang center from December 29th to 31st. On the evening of December 31st, at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang World Natural Heritage, there will be a countdown program to welcome New Year 2019 with the main contents: a culinary program, lion and dragon dance, street music, street dance performances, art shows, and electronic music shows./. BTA … [Read more...] about Numerous activities to welcome New Year 2019 in Quang Binh