Yes, that’s how crazy the new year celebrations were. Well, we almost got into a big tussle with some locals in Lonavala – but in typical Indian style the accused walked away scot free and we had to go back to our homes satisfied with just an apology. Otherwise the rest of the trip was awesome, we were about 12 friends and we had a blast.
The drive to Lonavala was smooth and I was impressed with the drive because this was my first long drive to Lonavala so I was a bit more alert on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The roads were ok, traffic-free and exits clearly indicated. Locally the place was crowded like nothing – looked like atleast a good portion of Mumbai and Pune’s crowd was there to bring in the New Year. The liquor shops were doing brisk business, restaurants were full and the small town was filled up like a Mumbai suburb street on a Sunday evening.
Our friend’s bungalow was very strategically located which made the entire celebrations wonderful. We were very close to a small resort hosting an outdoor party thanks to which we made merry to the tunes of the live DJ playing there. At the strike of mid-night there were fire-crackers all around us illuminating the sky just like a Diwali night on Marine Drive. What more could you ask for – Free MUSIC, Free FIRE WORKS and the night was rocking.
I hope you too had a great a New Year and if I may borrow a greeting from Martina of Adverblog:
I wish you all (and you’re a lot) a 2007 full of great interactive ideas (Monday to Friday) and of love, sex and happiness (every week-end… at least :-).I wish you all (and you’re a lot) a 2007 full of great interactive ideas (Monday to Friday) and of love, sex and happiness (every week-end… at least :-).