new years celebrations started in an apartment i was renting with a german and english friend in vina del mar. we were drinking beers and rum and coke whilst listening to music on grooveshark
. we then headed to the beach in valparaiso to watch the awesome fireworks
. it was a few kilometres walk to the main plaza from there, and disappointingly things were winding down in the plaza by the time we arrived. in search of more celebrations we checked out a couple of clubs, but preferred the dancing on the street celebrations that a lot of the chileans were getting involved in. they lined all of the streets, and couldn't wait to approach you and say feliz ano nuevo
. we ended up meeting a small group who invited us back to their place for some tequila. that's an offer that you have to be wasted to accept, so we promptly followed them on what seemed like an endless walk to their apartment, at the top of one of the many hills in valparaiso. i took this on the journey, as the sun was rising on a new year, but before the tequila blurred everything else.
here's the original