6 go on an adventure!
A bunch of us headed off to India right after Christmas for Balders' wedding. We kicked off at Palolem Beach in Goa where we spent New Year's Eve (with about a million other people) drinking Kingfisher beer for next to nothing, and dodging fireworks.
Indians love a good fireworks session, so the beach was littered with firecrackers, smoke and dud wishing-lanterns post NYE celebrations. It's all smiles til someone gets shot in the bum by a rogue firework! Fortunately no damage was done to the groom apart from some slightly scorched shorts. That was lucky, eh?
India's very cheap once you're there, but it's expensive to get to, especially if you go between Christmas and New Year. And somebody somewhere will be setting off fireworks at some point, so you don't HAVE to go for any kind of celebratory holiday.