Looking for a Honeymoon

Trying to find a Honeymoon location has been a hassle.

Originally, Mandrina wanted to go to Vienna, Austria. I wasn’t thrilled with that, but I came up with a wonderful compromise — three or four nights in Vienna, an overnight train to Switzerland (I want to open a Swiss Bank account!), then another train to Belgium — which is for my stomach — Gauffres, Belgian Chocolate, and Frites, baby!

Then someone realized that a March wedding would lead to a March honeymoon would lead to Vienna in March which would lead to dealing with 30 degree temperatures. Mandrina wants a warm honeymoon (“Bare shoulders!”).

So I suddenly have to deal with coming up with a new destination.

Mandrina wanted Egypt. A Nile River cruise, Pyramids, Cairo. I agreed it would be neat. Then I spoke to a friend, Egyptian parents, who advised me that it probably wouldn’t be too safe to go to Egypt. Doh.


Australia wasn’t too popular, nor was New Zealand. Peru (Machu Picchu!) met with similar issues — actually, the primary one was the lack of options for going to see Machu Picchu — it appears to always require a tour.


Casablanca was the most recent idea (our first dance is likely to be to “As Time Goes By”). Morocco isn’t necessarily unsafe (I don’t know yet), but the cost to travel from New Orleans or Atlanta (nearest two major airports) to Casablanca is rather high.


Nile River Cruise, train to Casablanca. Whoops. I’d have to cross Libya, which I seem to recall is a terrorism supporter. That’s not so good…



I don’t have a “Next” yet. Hrm…

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  1. Tickets from anywhere in the good ol’ USA to Casablanca aren’t cheap.

    Monte Carlo? Since you’re flushing money down the toilet anyway.

    No beaches. Hm.

    My sister really liked seeing Machu Piccu. She also came back with a Peruvian stomach bug that hasn’t gotten better in 2 years.

    Yucatan Peninsula: Many all-inclusive resorts, modern enough to avoid Montezuma’s revenge, lots of Mayan ruins to look at.

    Aren’t there *any* ideas in any of her dozen or so bridal magazines?

  2. Andrew says:

    Flushing money down the toilet is one (very accurate) way to phrase it…

    I’m trying to avoid Mexico. I’d like to go somewhere “inconveniently” far away — aka, not likely to go under normal circumstances. Mandrina isn’t happy with most of the “all-inclusives” — I’m trying to get her to be more forthcoming about her reasons. I think it’s mostly that she wants something “interesting” nearby. Egypt has pyramids, Peru has ruins, Vienna has something or other I couldn’t have cared less about…

    Given Mandrina’s lousy immune system, going to Peru may not be the best idea. 🙂

  3. Andrew says:

    Oooh. Mayan ruins might work…