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Looking for ideas for our honeymoon, summer '09.
13 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #27402  
Hi,
next year I'm getting married and we want to do an unforgettable trip for our honey moon. We've got one month time and no precise budget (the cheapest the better)
We would love to go through South America - South Asia (perhaps both???) particularly Peru, Argentina and Chile - and Vietnam, Thailand...
Perhaps a round the world trip? Do you think one month (5 weeks max) is enough? Any advice on where to go and how to travel for cheap?
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13 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #27545  
I'm in the same boat when it comes to time constraints. I'm going to europe next summer for around 2 months, and I'm planning on starting West and working myself East. With 5 weeks to vacation, I would stay in one continent. I know the stigma of traveling the world is tempting but I think you will get much more out of the experience if you stay in either South America alone or South Asia alone. That way you will be able to experience the culture far better and you can stay in certain areas that you like for longer than scheduled. South America and South Asia are completely different and depending on the type of person you are, I think if you did enough research you could determine which one you want to go see. Then maybe a couple years ago you can go visit the one you didn't choose the first time.
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13 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #27581  
Thank you for your answer, I was thinking quite the same.... I've never been in any of these places - and I want to see so much, in so little time...
About your own trip - I'm living in Paris so if you need any advice on what to see, how long to stay etc, just ask me - I also know Germany quite well and Italy/ UK a little bit - so, if I can help with anything?
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13 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #27611  
Yeh I was trying to figure out a good route to take and the mode of transportation (excluding car). I want to visit London, Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, and somewhere nice in germany. I was born in Ansbach, Germany so I want to go there and maybe travel to berlin. If you have any advice as to how long to stay and what to see in those cities please fill me in! Reply to this

13 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #27614  
Right, good program!
About London: I was there already but not sure I'm the best person to advise you on it - perhaps one thing: try to go out of town a bit and visit Cambridge or Oxford (typically English campuses, very nice, especially in the summer). I would advise you to choose Cambridge, it's closer to London (about 1 1/2 hours by bus) and much nicer than Oxford (in my view)
As for Paris... Where to begin? Have you ever been in Paris? If not, I would suggest a tour of the biggest attractions - Tour Eiffel, Montmartre, Louvres + perhaps the cemetery Père Lachaise (loads of famous people there, and nice in the summer too), canal Saint Martin where it's very nice to walk around. Near Paris you've got Versailles (if you need any information on how to go there, ask!)
Barcelona, was there but do not know much
Venice is very very nice, I absolutely want to go back there - do not know much about the must sees - perhaps one thing: try an excursion to the "Murano" island - they propose guided tours + boat but no idea about the prices. To be brief, it's the place with the biggest glass industry of the town, very interesting to see live.
And finally, my favorite: Rome - absolutely must sees include Trevi Fontana, San Pietro (be patient, sometimes the queue goes around the whole piazza!!), Vittorio Emmanuelle memorial, Villa Borghese, all the piazze in the city - my favorite place is Piazza Navona (restaurants are quite expensive but nearby you can get pizza for cheap and then go back to eat it on Navona - magic at night)
And it's not so far to the sea (if you want to know where to go and how, ask as well)...
Oh, there was also Germany: Berlin is very nice (I was born there), loads of things to see so take your time. If you like hot weather, hiking and nature = Munich is perfect and you can be in no time in Austria from there (if you want to go there of course). If you like the sea and strolling on the beach, go north to Lübeck or Hamburg or Nordeney. There's also a nice lake district near Neubrandenburg, not so far from Berlin, in the north.

Hope I could help you a bit? Catarina Reply to this

13 years ago, July 9th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #41386  
I would say tht Paris is the most romantic city of them all. If your lucky with the weather, and you find a good place to stay you're bound to have the most perfect honeymoon! Whilst London, Versailles, Venice are all very nice, I think Paris has got a special edge when it comes to the more romantic side of life!

Wishin you all the best x. Reply to this

13 years ago, July 9th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #41397  
Hello Catarina 😊

I moved this to the General Forum.

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12 years ago, April 3rd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #68161  
catrina,
My husband and I backpacked through Malaysia, Singapore, and Borneo for our Honeymoon. It was simply amazing and a wonderful three weeks. I would definately recommend South Asia, but also take into consideration the weather. I would check the weather, and tourist season before booking your tickets. Good luck with your wedding and have fun on your Honeymoon.
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12 years ago, April 6th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #68467  
Are you married yet Catarina? If so, where did you actually go on your honeymoon? Reply to this

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