After we have all made it safely through the holidays, it is time to head into the New Year with full force. Exciting things lie ahead of us and we want to get 2016 started together with you.
The beginning of a new year also always means one thing in particular: New Year’s resolutions! Whether you have decided to quit smoking, join a gym, learn a new language, or finally finish that project you have been working on, January is the perfect month to make some plans and set some goals.
With this month’s “Get 2016 Started” campaign, you can kick off the year with a bang. Join other InterNations members for a delicious and healthy brunch to start working towards your “clean eating” goals; take part in the next hiking, running, or tennis activity to work on those muscles; learn more about your new home abroad or simply come to our events and start building your expat network abroad.
There is no end to what you can achieve with a little help from your expat friends.
So let’s start the New Year in style!
Fancy Hats and Plans for the New Year
Our Nice Community started this year with a (slightly belated) New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, 5 January. The members met at a piano bar to listen to the tunes of the jazz and blues band “Bud’s Bubble”. With delicious drinks and tapas, and the opportunity to practice their dancing skills, the night was a great success.
InterNations members in Istanbul kicked off 2016 in a slightly more unconventional way. For the first event of the year on Wednesday, 6 January, expats and global minds were invited to wear their fanciest hats. The two people with the most extravagant, flamboyant head gear received a little surprise.
InterNations Sofia celebrated the beginning of 2016 at an Italian restaurant and bar. On Thursday, 14 January, the members of this community got together to network and make new friends. Moreover, every attendee received a monthly pass for the Pulse Fitness & Spa centers to get started on their New Year’s resolutions.
A literary aperitif among books was the perfect way for the Paris Social Writing Group to welcome the New Year. Members of the group met at le Café Livres on Thursday, 14 January, to talk about their new writing projects and discuss what they have planned for the year ahead.
Tea Ceremonies and Great Parties
Luckily, January isn’t quite over yet and we aren’t done kicking off 2016 in style. If you haven’t made it to one of our “Get 2016 Started” events yet, don’t worry, there is still plenty to come.
On Tuesday, 26 January, our members in Monte Carlo are taking the opportunity to celebrate the New Year for a second time. And, of course, it is never too late to make some New Year’s resolutions. Get ready for champagne and great music!
On Friday, 22 January, you will get the opportunity to get to know your community in Casablanca. Wonderful people, a great atmosphere, and a beautiful view of the city promise to make this year a delight. If you need a break from your New Year’s resolutions, you should stop by in Kigali on Friday, 29 January. The members of this community will get to start off the year with a new game, people’s bingo, which makes interacting so much more fun.
Our High Tea Group in The Hague is also welcoming the New Year at a new venue and with new and exciting flavors!
Get ready to try some delicious sandwiches and, of course, tea. Are you more curious about a tea tradition from the other end of the world? The Beijing Tea Tasting Group is hosting their first activity of the year. This is a great opportunity to experience and learn more about the traditional tea tasting ceremonies and to make new friends.
The Stavanger DinnerNations Group invites their members to get together and talk about their New Year’s resolutions over Mexican food. The activity host will provide everyone with a delicious dinner but attendees should all bring their own drinks.
It’s also a new beginning for the Barcelona Tapas & Aperitivo Group. Together, the group members will explore a new insiders’ tip for foodies. The bar has made it onto their list for its great design and variety of delicious food. Don’t miss out!
There are a lot of ways to start the New Year, of course, whether you are making concrete plans or just trying to take every day as it comes. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Tell us how you got 2016 started.
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