There are many places where December 25th is a day like any other. Make your own cheers this year and hop on a plane for exotic travel adventures to stunning destinations that do not celebrate Christmas.
This country has natural beauty and a rich history to enhance your exotic travel. Algiers, a busy city is a fantastic place to start your visit. The close by ruins at Tipasa, Timgad, and Djemila will enrich your experience with the country’s history. Other places to visit while here are the towns of Ouargla –referred to as ‘the golden key to the desert’ for its unique architecture and the Holy town of Beni-Isguen.
- The Bahamas
The Bahamas is a great destination to get away from it all; with an impressive bank balance, you can easily acquire an island of your liking. You can try out the Caribbean or the Musha Cay for variety.
The country has many attractions to keep your visit pretty busy. The activities will include Great wall, Beijing Pandas, bicycles, Ming Dynasty, Terracotta Army, Mau Tse Tung, rice, noodles.
A visit to the country’s prehistoric ruin of Persepolis, Isfahan-one of the Islamic finest cities and the sophisticated and cultured city of Shiraz will start you off on the right tone. You can later enjoy some skiing in the Alborz and walks on the trails encircling the well known Assassins Castles.
Traditionally Christmas is not celebrated here. You can instead sample the traditional culture in cities like Nara and Kyoto. Tokyo will offer you its futuristic cityscapes while Hokkaido will amaze you with its powder snow as you enjoy the friendly and hospitality of your hosts.
For trekkers and mountaineers, Nepal is a Mecca to them and the Himalayas is just the right setting for an exotic travel. Nepal has other great outdoor activities like kayaking, white water rafting and mountain biking in the inspiring surrounding scenery.
- Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea
North Korea does not celebrate Christmas, this keeps their borders closed to almost all tourists, except for few organized tours. Thus you’d be pushed to get there in time for the Promulgation day on 27th December.
- Saudi Arabia
To visit Saudi Arabia, you need to have a visa. You can marvel at ‘Saudi Arabia’s Petra’- Madain Saleh and later visit the world’s biggest sea of sand and origin of Arabian oryx- The Empty Quarter. Saudi’s Red Sea waters have the most pristine reefs and it’s also a scuba diver’s heaven.
Even with the spreading Western influences (like Christmas celebrations), Turkey is an alluring exotic travel destination away from clichéd seasonal revelries. Istanbul offers both striking traditional architecture and the growing reputation of its being the hippest city around.
November to February is a ‘cool’ period in Thailand when the humidity drops. Thailand has the additional benefit of being Christmas-free. December is when most events and activities continue to take place as planned. Whether you consider Krabi, Phuket, or another quieter place, you have a choice of beachside accommodations from the available world-class resorts.
Whether you like the idea of celebrating Christmas your own special way or you just want to avoid it altogether, your only choice is to travel, rather than to huddle under the blanket at home. Come and check out with us what crazy ideas we have for your Christmas trip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food.
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