Sunday, April 3, 2011

In search of a Honeymoon

The honeymoon was all planned out, it had to be to somewhere warm, not too activity based and not flying over 5 hours. It also needed to involve visiting somewhere interesting and preferably somewhere new. Two years ago we had been to Jordan, where we had a great time visiting Roman and Nabatean ruins plus great scenery. So this gave us a couple of possibilities Libya or Syria. We picked Syria in the end as there was slightly more to see and it was possible to be more flexible whilst seeing it. We had got as far as talking to a travel operator who had arranged us an itinery, private transfers and guides in multiple locations. In addition to Damascus and Beirut we had days in Aleppo, Palmyra and Bosra. But events happen so we are now looking for something new. Now having had to comprise on some of our original goals, we are looking at new places that we can go; Europe seems to be the most likely. There are a few places we would like to go but the key is to find a way of mixing some them together whilst keeping the holiday relaxed. Italy would be traditional and Florence has been a destination that we have been talking about for a while, this could be mixed in with Rome, Pisa or the Lakes. Taking the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels would be a great start or end to the trip, so that may form a part but a 12+ hour train ride south to the next destination could be taxing. There are other ideas – Frank Gehry hotel in Rioja, the French Alps, Malta……

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