Post # 1
It’s not really our honeymoon since it’s almost a year later but we booked tickets to Europe May 2-18. We will arrive in Madrid and depart from Brussels. What happens in between is pure freedom! I’m so excited! Any advice ladies?
By the way, for anyone looking, we got our tickets from onetravel.com for less than $700 a piece.
Post # 3
What is on your “wish list” for the time in Spain, Belgium & in between?
Brussels is so pretty. You absolutely have to spend some time admiring the gorgeous art nouveau architecture throughout the city and just marvel at the magical Grand Place — IMO, the prettiest town square in all of Europe! If you’re a beer drinker, then Belgium’s THE place to be.
Post # 4
Hmmm…Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Paris, Versailles. We’re pretty much open to anything. I do like Brussels a lot. I’m all about the chocolate but I’m sure Alex will be all over the beer, lol.
Post # 5
You must go to Park Guel in Barcelona! It’s amazing. And in Paris, make sure you go to le Marais and get falafel–seriously the best I”ve had anywhere.
Post # 6
You should visit the beaches in Sitges (its like 1 hour train ride southwest of Barcelona)!
Post # 7
I LOVE LOVE LOVE europe! Mostly I love spain ( maybe because i just have amazing memories there) but I spent like 3 weeks with my FI there last year and there is so much to do.. we had both been there before so we were not in such a rush to do the tourist stuff again..we literally explored Madrid. Walked the streets from sun up to sun down.. had our ‘fav’ coffee shop..watched people walking up and down.. it was amazing and relaxing. If you will be in Madrid for a bit..don’t leave without going to Medina Mayrit! and there is this small restaurant called ‘Puerto Rico’ the food is GREAT the service is even better and the atmosphere is amazing! We frequented there often and its a local hot spot. oh! and pretty affordable!
Post # 8
@Karissa: I’m Cuban so I’m happy to check out some Puerto Rican food. lol. I have lots of questions about the Medina Mayrit. Mainly, what is it? I get that its baths but what exactly do you do? Go into a series of pools? Do you need to bring a bathing suit (we’re backpacking)? How expensive is it?
Thank you ladies! I’m always impressed by how much info I get here that’s new despite my extensive research elsewhere.
Post # 9
@OhBeeHive84: I think it’ll be a little too cold for beaches, but I appreciate the advice. I’ve been to Cote d’ Azur and even though it wasn’t my cup of tea it was very beautiful.
Post # 10
Woohoo!! Thats when I felt that it was finally OFFICIAL that the honeymoon was going to happen! Congrats!!!
Post # 11
ugh Please visit otehr cities in Belgium than Bru. Bru is ugly. Yes the square is nice see it, see the peeing boy, but anywhere out of the squre is ugly and you must look at the side walk at all times or you’ll be stepping in dog poop lots.
Go to Bruge or Gent – so much prettier, and Bruge has the best chocolate shop ever. The chocolate line – amazing.
Post # 12
@babymilka74: I studied abroad in Toledo for a semester, and I LOVED it. You should definitely swing by, since it’s only a 30 minute train ride from Madrid.
In Madrid, I highly recommend the Prado art museum if you like classical art. If you’re more into modern art, check out the Reina Sofia… lots of Picasso and Dali, including Picasso’s masterpiece “Guernica” which is awe-inspiring to see in person, in my opinion.
Barcelona was my favorite Spanish city – it has so much personality and culture! The food is amazing, too.
I recommend keeping an eye out for croquetas (fried potato/ham/cheese balls), tortilla espanola (potato omlette, pretty much), and sangria – can’t go wrong with any of those!