- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
Originally we discussed several ideas for our honeymoon, we discussed places like
Australia (quite expensive, a 23 hours flight didn’t seem a great idea and we’re getting married in September which means it would be winter/spring there, so we turned that down specifically because of the weather).
Thailand (Phuket etc) price wise it was much better than Australia but stil a long flight.
Tahiti we loved this idea BUT what we find difficult of ALL these destinations are FOOD.
Yup, food, you see I’m deathly allergic to wheat, how deathly you may be asking?
Well I was swollen for 5 (yes 5!) years and I have had tubes inserted for lack of oxygen several times and my nebulizer is always with me at home and comes anywhere I travel. Its no secret, I hate wheat, I really really do, it has gotten to the point that I cannot go into restaurants, be in any environment with wheat because just breathing it makes my throat close up (totally fun right!?). It has made going to a supermarket a nightmare (a couple of weeks ago a couple almost called an ambulance and I was an aisle away from the bread section). Oh and it has meant that my summer has been totally sucky, no bikini for me, ’cause I’ve been swollen all summer (looks like I’ve gained some) and its more of a self esteem issue really because I obviously haven’t gained any weight, but its frustrating to not be able to just eat less or go to the gym but I can’t say my self-esteem hasn’t taken a hit these couple of months.
This led me going to a new doctor a week ago (after feeling ike a guinea pig for years and boycotting doctors all together) but because I’ve been so bad, I had to go. Which led me finding my organs aren’t too great either, namely my liver and pancreas so I’ll be having some major detox treatments which hopefully will better my symptoms and especially my swelling (and also some stuff to help digestion which hopefully will help my pancreas in turn) …. its not fatal (thank God) but it is way worse than we thought.
Sorry, I didn’t really mean to vent, like I said, its just been a totally sucky summer and I usually LOVE summer.
So when talking about a honeymoon place, I picture relaxation, if we go to any of the places named above, I will literally need to pack food for two weeks in my suitcase! Oh and I’ve had to make it before my wedding (talk about adding to the stress) and then I’d have to find at least some gluten-free products to snack on etc. Is it impossible? No, but is it quite the hassle!
So… I’ve been thinking that we can leave the long-haul destinations for when I’m better (treatment is at least a year long, so I’m not sure if I’m going to see a significant change by our wedding) and maybe for shorter periods of time so that the food thing isn’t as much of a hassle.
Ok, to be completely honest I hadn’t even thought about all of this until a friend pointed it out to me, so I spoke to my SO and we started thinking of an island honeymoon closer to us. My future husband is Spanish and they have this AMAZING supermarket (Mercadona), they even have gluten-free meat and a lot of other things, I literally love them. A place with this supermarket would make my life so much easier as I wouldn’t have to take ANY food!
When researching Spanish islands (Canary and Balearic) I came accross Majorca (Mallorca) and I was so surprised of how beautiful it was (I was shocked actually one of the mandatory things was beautiful beaches and living around beaches, I was looking for something that wowed me).
I found this apartment resort, so food wouldn’t be an issue as I could cook at the apartment, there is a Mercadona about 15 minutes away (score) and I didn’t notice how many things Majorca had to do (sunset yacht ride anyone? oh and dolphin safaris, castles, museums, beaches etc) . Extra bonuses? Its MUCH cheaper, as in not even a third of the cost! It is only an hour plane ride too, which is great, since right now plane rides aren’t the most fun thing for me (wearing a Michael Jackson mask to shield me from breathing wheat and all).
I must add that it is quite important for me not to swell up on my honeymoon because I’d like to be in a bikini most of the time (or in lingerie) and I want to feel confident and happy (which I won’t if I gain 5-10kg of liquid overnight, admittedly it isn’t the same volume as fat but it doesn’t feel great thats for sure).
Here are a few photos (the top left and middle on the first are the actual resort and the bottom right on the second image too):
I should be 100% sold right? I just think I over romanticised the idea of going somewhere far away but in a pros and cons list, my pre-conceived plan is pretty much the only pro. However like I said, I would still like to go to these places, maybe just later on when my health is somewhat better.
What do you think?