posted 10 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

jellybellynelly :  This is helpful.  I think part of it is we’d love to spend time in a place less chill to offset all the time we’ll be spending on the beach and having lazy spa time.  For example, when we did Italy we did Milan, Florence, and Venice.  Everyone told us not to spend much time in Milan so we took their recommendations and found we had just the right amount of time in Florence but way too much in Venice and wished we’d spent more time in Milan.  Tokyo is also one of my favorite places ever and a week there alone wasn’t enough for me.  We like exploring local neighborhoods and getting a sense of how urban life is different in different parts of the world.   We also really LOVE EDM so would hope to go out dancing a few nights.  Basically we tend to really enjoy being city travelers and having enough time to see the sights and still have time left over to explore.  But obviously safety is an issue.  We live in a city too and generally cnsider ourselves pretty street smart and are also comfortable going places that are less gentrified so we’re used to places that aren’t squeaky clean and uber safe and would likely hire a guide for bits, but obviously we understand that there are places that are so unsafe they are not worth going.

Basically trying to balance a lot of things into one trip (which is part of the appeal of Thailand).  We’re trying to figure out the right balance of things that might be more busy/touristy but worth seeing with places that will feel less trafficked and touristy.  And then there is a part, quite honestly, of just getting a bit of luxury since a lot of the luxury properties here would be out of our price range in other countries but here is within our budget.  It’s like trying to find that perfect balance of urbanity, temples, beaches, spa time, dancing, great food, etc.  

My Fiance was also originally thinking two weeks but hoping to add more time.  And also plan itinerary strategically (since I know jet lag always hits me hard the first day so I need to start things on a chill note vs. diving into sightseeing).

Post # 17
6566 posts
Bee Keeper

kelbrimale :  It sounds like bangkok would be right up your alley then! There are some really nice places to get dressed up and have a night on the town places. And with the luxury – it’s compounded because everything is so CHEAP. So you could really live it up pretty inexpensively. 

We explored quite a bit in bangkok and took the metro ourselves. We stayed in kind of a random hotel near the hospital (by nana), and found this awesome little food court ish thing that all the hospital workers would go to. No one spoke english, but they had the pictures of food lol. So we got some random food, and it was like 50c each! That kind of thing you don’t get by staying in the sanitized areas as you say. It sounds like you’d really enjoy bangkok 🙂 

Post # 18
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

 Not as honeymoon but I backpacked in Thailand. Out of all the islands I’ve been Koh Lanta was my absolute favourite. Quiet, reserved beaches, amazing food for cheap price and overall fantastic massage places by the beach. I could swim at night, no problem. For me, that was the true definition of heaven honestly, I travelled to other islands from Koh Lanta with day trips. I’d happily spend a couple days of our honeymoon there. (We’re still to decide on our hneymoon destination and I’m hoping to go back there.)

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