Published On: Mon, Feb 29th, 2016

Where to go in winter 2016


Here is the collection of world destinations where and why to travel this season, starting with a European city with Old World charm.

Vilnius, Lithuania

The heart of Lithuania with its medieval design, decorative cityscape, and cobblestone streets, has the ability to fascination all the year round. In addition of snow to the castles, Gothic churches, and red-tile roofs, and the Vilnius Historic Center, or Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage site), gets an absolutely captivating winter wonderland.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan’s major winter occasion, San Sebastian Street Fest, has food, parades, children’s activities, and vendors. But the music like Puerto Rican-style salsa, reggaeton, meringue, and batucada (percussion samba), and much more keeps it alive all day and night.

New Taipei City, Taiwan

The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is one of Taiwan’s very favorite Chinese New Year occasions. Organized in New Taipei City’s hilly Pingxi District, the festival’s major lantern commence place is Shifen Sky Lantern Square.

Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, South Africa

It is a simple day trip to glimpse the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino) in the wild. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park is Africa’s most old game reserve, situated in 1895. It takes three-hour to go from the city. Along with the Big Five, the park is headquartering to blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hyena, impala, cheetah, and other animals. Sumer season (December to March) is favorable for game viewing.

Dublin, Ireland

The introductory NYF (New Year’s Festival) Dublin got “Best Live Event” admiration at Ireland’s 2015 Event Industry Awards. This year’s occasion assures to be still better and improved. The arts, culture, and live entertainment festival involve amazing streetscapes showed by 3-D light protuberances and outside New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert. A lot of occasions are liberated and family friendly and happen city center in the selected NYF Hub, which will stay car-free all through the festival.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.