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Honeymoon destinations by chrirons on 21 November 2007 1:03pm
Hi all,
this is THE weird question of them all:

We're in early stages of wedding/honeymoon plannings and are full of destination ideas for the latter.

Does anybody here (Palin-Travel fans always having good advice and good ideas) have... well...a good idea?

We'd quite like to do one week of treking and one week of beach/adventure/not-too-many-tourists.

Sounds difficult? I know.
This is why we thought about the smart and adventurous community of the Palin-Gang.

Re: Honeymoon destinations by sighthound on 22 November 2007 6:34am
Where are you coming from and how far away are you willing to travel? How much of a consideration is money?
Re: Honeymoon destinations by Spursfan on 22 November 2007 9:47am
My son is marrying in July and they are going to Sri Lanka for 4 nights, the Maldives for 7 nights and Dubai for four nights.

All the questions Geraldine asks are very valid - I suppose the time of year is important too.

If all the correct boxes are ticked, I would like to suggest Kathmandu for a week - it is a lovely city and the people are so friendly - and if you want to trek there is no better place than the foothills of Everest. You could follow it up with a week in India, either doing a sightseeing tour (the usual one is the Golden Triangle of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur (what could be more romantic than having your photo taken together on 'Diana's bench' as they call it now at the Taj Mahal?) or maybe having a chill out week in Goa?

Whatever destination you choose for your honeymoon I am sure it will be the holiday of a lifetime.

Best wishes,

Re: Honeymoon destinations by chrirons on 23 November 2007 1:16pm
Hello Hello,

of course, some details are needed (silly me).
The idea is for an end of September wedding, in Italy.

Budget... good question. What we usualy do is buy the plane ticket and seek once there (having read up on the destination beforehand).

How far? As far away from the in-laws as possible ;-)

you're ideas are quite interesting, we'll have a look into them. Thanks.
Re: Honeymoon destinations by tucsonmike on 24 November 2007 7:37pm
Did you want a wedding by a beach or a "ski wedding?" For a beach wedding, Capri, or somewhere in Sicily. In Sicily, you could get a giant cassata as your wedding cake.
If you want mountains, Lake Como in Northern Italy.
Re: Honeymoon destinations by Ken Dunn on 25 November 2007 2:02am
If you're on your honeymoon go to Cyprus and forget the beach/trekking/adventure stuff!
Re: Honeymoon destinations by elina on 28 November 2007 7:38pm
For honeymoon ... How about Switzerland? Mountain walking (even Sherlock Holmes did that), beautiful landscape... could be quite expensive, though.

I would suggest my home country Finland, but it's not very pleasant in autumn. (BTW, despite Mr Palin's song, we don't have pony trekking here, that is more in Iceland. At least I've never seen any.) Still, "brilliant colours in fall foliage", or as we say 'ruska', is quite spectacular in Lapland, and very romantic, too. (But I'll stop selling you this idea now!)

Wedding in Italy sounds fantastic!

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