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Christmas Day in Bali for Expats

It is the Christmas season again and just like every year, Bali is CROWDED. Hotels are full to capacity, traffic is congested (even more so than usual) yet somehow it just doesn’t quite feel like Christmas.

For North Americans traveling to Bali for Christmas this is due to the extreme heat and unsurprising lack of snow. Australians and Europeans will notice the lack of Christmas-themed decorations which are present, but not in the abundance they are used to in their home countries.

For the average tourist in Bali for Christmas though, these things are not such a big deal. They chose to spend their Christmas away from home on a tropical island and more than likely they have their family in tow. For a visitor in Bali for Christmas, Bali IS their celebration for the holidays. (more…)