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September 28, 2010

Bali Bound...


I'm obsessed with Christmas. Yes, I happily admit I'm one of those people. I love to listen to Christmas carols year round (much to the dismay of everyone around me), I love to plan elaborate dinners, shop for gifts and most importantly - spend the festive season in a cold climate.  Something about bundling up by the fire feels so much more like Christmas than standing around a BBQ in shorts and a t-shirt.  

I haven't quite got the hang of an Aussie Xmas but since we were in Boston last year with my family, this year we were planning on staying in Sydney - that is until J's parents suggested we jump ship and celebrate in Bali.  Um, what??  Jet off to a far away paradise, get to live my own version of 'Eat,Pray,Love' are you kidding me, we couldn't say 'yes' fast enough!  So come December we are off to Bali and although it will be far from the white Christmas I'm used to, I'm excited to try something new. I always get a bit sad about being away from my side of the family at that time of the year so our friends, Cia and Nick, are joining us for the celebrations and I can't wait to see them! Over the past few weeks we've been saving our pennies and planning our trip but would welcome any suggestions from those that have been to Bali...

16 comments:

Miss E said...

You lucky duck! I'd love to be jetting off somewhere lovely for Christmas. I'm a big fan of the day too, cranberry and popcorn strings, fairy lights and carols are a regularity in my house from early December (if it were just up to me, it would be from November!).

Sarah said...

You have to go to the Rock Bar ... it looks amazing! friends went to Ayana's hotel for the honeymoon and said it was incredible and the shopping for gorgeous silk tops and dresses is great right now! fun

Nell said...

I can't really imagine Christmas in anything but a cold climate either, but Bali just sounds so amazing it'll be worth it!! How awesome of J's parents to suggest such an adventure!
You know how i'm right there with you on loving Christmas - bring on the festive cheer I say! xx

Marie said...

Christmas in Bali sounds SOOOOO AMAZING !! First thing I could think of was also Eat,Pray, Love ha ha :)
We also alternate Xmas in Boston and in France and this year it's back to France (HOORAY!) I can't wait...
xx

Jgee said...

Oh yippee for you. Bali is lush. Great food, lovely people and beautiful things to see and do. We got married there last year. Plugs from me- Ubud is amazing. Really artsy, great food and coffee and chilled vibe. Bingin is stunning. Some of the best sunsets ever. So relaxing and a few lovely beaches. I haven't been but Gili Islands are supposed to be fab. I'd only stay a few days in the main places Seminyak/Legian/Kuta as they are pretty commercial. Seminyak is the best of those three. You will have a fab time whatever you do really. Yeah for holidays. x

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Suggestions?...yep have an awesome time :-)
I have been to bali but too many moons ago to be helpful. Great food.

Maria said...

It must be weird having Xmas in Summer if you're from the Northern Hemisphere...I had a white Xmas years ago in Scotland and it was beautiful. Bali - I haven't been but have heard the mountainside (ie getting off the beaches) is a beautiful part of Bali xx

Jelly Wares said...

You lucky thing you... I would so love to smuggle myself into your suitcase... :)

Jodie xx

Lauren said...

Selfishly jealous that I won't see you. Sigh.

Pinecone Camp said...

I rather like a cold Christmas as well, but we're heading to Australia this Christmas - can't wait! Bali sounds pretty spectacular too - lucky girl you ;)

Punctuation Mark said...

that sounds like the perfect vacation... thanks for the b-day wishes!!!

Mrs A in the Cove said...

Hi Jaclyn - looking forward to our catch up tomorrow - I have been to Bali 8 time so we must chat about great places to go in Bali - you will love it! See you tomorrow! Leanne x

Leanne said...

What a tragic life you lead ;) We will miss you in Boston this year....Marley will be hoping through the snowy backyard without you (did that just make you change your mind a little??). I didnt know Cia and Nick were going to Bali! Thats awesome its going to be a blast! Although, nachos by the fireplace sounds amazing too, doesnt it!? XO

Frau S said...

Bali is amazing! I went there on my own during college and was just amazed at the beauty there. I recommend visiting the artist colony at Ubud. See you at BYW...

L A C E Y said...

oh wow! that sounds amazing. very exotic.

AnastasiaC said...

oh nice!!! should be an awesome Christmas - cant wait to hear more as Ive never been to Bali!

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