Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mr. (and Mrs.) Luth Go to Bali

Maybe we're selfish DINKs; maybe we're taking advantage of being halfway around the world; maybe there's part of us that wants to act the way Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon originally intend in "Four Christmases." Whatever the reason, this Christmas will be the first holiday season that we don't spend with family. It's a bittersweet little experiment to not be home for Christmas, but having been home for the month of October and with planned visits from parents in February and March, this seemed the opportune year to try something a little different. Bali.

We leave India tonight, have a short layover in Kuala Lumpur, and should be on Bali by 12:30pm local time on Sunday. The basic plan for the trip is to rent a car (which I've heard can be a bit of an adventure in and of itself), work our way clockwise exploring the island for a week, dump the car, hop a short thirty minute boat ride to Nusa Lembongan for a couple nights, head back to relax on the main island in Jimbaran for a few nights, and then cap it off in Kuala Lumpur for New Year's Eve.

We'll celebrate Christmas by waking at 3:00am on Christmas Eve morning for a two hour trek up Mount Batur and a sunrise view from a volcano. Not exactly the traditional scene of relaxing with family next to a fire, but I'm not going to complain.

I have no idea if I'll post while on the trip though I'm not imposing any personal technology restrictions on myself so it's likely.However, in the event the internet doesn't work on Bali, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Gurgaon Connection Holiday Brunch; December 12, 2010


  1. Wishin you Merry Merry Christmas n a Very happy n Prosperous upcoming New Year guyz
    NJOiiiiiiiiiiiii ur trip..Have a Wonderful Time, during n between, Happy n Safe Journeys ;)

  2. Enjoy Bali & KL! I think it's fantastic that you have this opportunity to travel while you're there...I say 'why not!'

    Next year when I'm in Delhi it'll be my first Christmas not spent with family too...k know it's early to think about but I'm already thinking what I'll do...stay in the country...visit another country (like Bali)...or fly home and surprise the family - we'll see!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!