- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2017
Hi Bees – another question.
Fiance and I have been very indecisive regarding honeymoon. The way the chips have fallen is that we won’t be able to take a honeymoon immediately after our wedding, and are instead aiming for ~2 weeks next summer.
We initially settled on Greece a few weeks ago, after his brother and brother’s Girlfriend were raving about it – looking at Athens and Santorini, with potentially another island. I’m perfectly fine with going and enjoying a beach and relaxing.
However…Fiance not so much. He wants the beach, but he also wants things to do. He is a bit more outdoorsy, would like to hike, but also interested in culture (I’m not so outdoorsy). I’ve been to Europe many times, mostly France, and Fiance has never been. And it seems he isn’t into the idea of going to Greece and just staying in Greece. Plus, tbh, Greece is new to me and what research I’ve done, airfare and lodging seems a bit expensive (airfare I found looked like it was double what it is to go to France). Looking at the map, Italy looks like a reasonable place to go as well if we go to Greece, but I really wasn’t impressed by Rome when I went there, and his brother and brother’s Girlfriend were not fond of Venice so he isn’t into the idea either O.O.
I brought this last point up over the weekend asking him to do his own research on airfare because of what I had seen, and that’s when he brought up his other concerns and instead expressed interest in going to France, darting over to Germany for a couple of days (his mother is German), and then going to Spain. Maximizing our time, that’s 15 or 16 days on the ground.
Bees…is this crazy?
My perspective is that I could spend a month in Paris and maybe scratch the surface, nevermind family that will likely want to see us (read: all of my aunts/uncles/cousins who aren’t able to make it to the wedding, and even those who are). I’d like to go to Germany so he can see something of HIS background, but of course having been to Germany myself “a couple of days” seems like nothing. And then there’s Spain. I’ve been to Barcelona once, for 5 days, and am dying to go back(and there’s beaches!). But I’d like to go to Madrid too. And would have liked to hit up the South of France between France and Spain, because again…Beaches. And I’ve heard San Sebastian is amazing.
Writing this out this seems very fast paced for 2 weeks, on what is supposed to be our honeymoon. Can any Bees chime in? Either confirm or deny my feelings, and if confirm – suggest a more reasonable itinerary?