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A spirited New Year’s Eve in Bonn!

11 7 59
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The skies above River Rhine exploded with colour, excitement and hope as sober Bonn mellowed and celebrated for New Year

So the girls donned their shortest possible skirts and boys their most lascivious looks on this freezing night as Bonn took to the streets to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Most people had crackers of all kinds in hands, bottles of beer and a glimmer of excitement in their eyes. I have seldom seen people grin or laugh out loud in this quiet, sober city, where everyone seems to mind their own business. Germans are great for discipline and for following all kinds of rules. You better be aware of these if you are visiting or living here.

On Dec 31 the entire city seemed headed in one direction – towards the river Rhine. For this one night, Bonn residents seemed to have let their hair down. As we walked along on that cold evening, we saw groups of youngsters bursting crackers at unexpected corners in the City Centre. Somehow I had been unaware that private........

© The Times of India