Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

The countdown to 2017 has begun. Will you bring in the New Year amid a festive blast of confetti and trumpets? Or the eerie calm of a desert oasis? ForbesLife India suggests a few favourites
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Dec 27, 2016
Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
It’ll take a while to get to this remote island chain but it is worth it. Here, a unique wildlife hasn’t learnt to fear humans. That’s why you’ll have to watch your feet while walking the park’s trails to avoid stepping on iguanas or nesting birds. Wake up on the New Year morning and swim next to sea lions and turtles. This pristine stretch of Earth is home to an unusual set of neighbours, from a blue-footed booby to fur seals, giant tortoises and penguins.