You don’t need a space machine to travel in time. Take Beijing metro (Line 2 or Line 6) and head to Chaoyangmen station. Just at the exit you will face the future.
This time we wanted to avoid New year craziness. So we were thinking about China, where they celebrate this holiday not on 31th of December, but later. But emotionally we were not ready yet for such an exotics. The answer came out spontaneously – Hong Kong! It is Asian enough, too modern to feel like a stranger and too English to be lost in translation. But who could think that this celebration I would never forget.