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Thursday, January 29, 2009

European Honeymoon

Stacey & Kevin’s European Honeymoon

Kevin and I wanted to go somewhere really special after our wedding and after many discussions on where to go we decided that the prefect honeymoon trip for us was to do a short tour of Europe. It was a crazy, whirlwind trip to some of the most beautiful places in the world! Relaxing it was not, but it was nothing short of perfection!

Our first destination was to Barcelona, Spain. We spent our first few days walking every inch of the city. We saw the Olympic village and stadiums, the fabulous architecture by Gaudi, ate tapas and paella by the ocean and toured the fabulous art museums. It was a fantastic beginning to an amazing trip!

From Barcelona we flew to Venice, Italy. We didn’t spend much time in Venice, (a day and a half) but it was just the right amount of time to be able to see all of the major sites. We walked the city, ate gelato (Stacey’s most favorite thing in the entire world!), toured churches and walked the bridges. It is the most romantic place and we highly recommend going there at least once in your life!

Our favorite honeymoon moment came in Venice. We had a great Italian dinner and then walked through the famous St. Mark’s square on our way back to our hotel. The cafés that line the square have 6 piece classical bands that perform for patrons sitting outside in the night air. But because there are several cafes and each one has their own band, it becomes a battle of the bands at night. Each one will play a few songs and as soon as their set is over the next café’s band starts to play. We sat on the square and ordered a bottle of champagne and just watched and listened. It was so romantic and so classically European!

From Venice we flew to Paris, France where we spent 3 wonderful (and very cold) days walking and exploring the city. We did many of the tourist things that everyone does when they go to Paris: Climbed to the top of the Eifel Tower; went to the museums, took a boat ride at dusk on the Seine. We ate fabulous French food and drank fabulous French wine. The only drawback was it was about 30 degrees colder than it normally is at that time of the year! Even with the cold, it was the perfect excuse to do more honeymoon snuggling!

After three glorious, cold days in Paris we took the train to London. We saw Big Ben, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the guards, and we walked through great little London neighborhoods and parks. We rode the London Eye which was such a cool experience to see the city from that high up – you can see everything when you get to the top! Both nights we were in London we had amazing Indian food, which is one of our favorite things to eat, and we even went to a pub for fish, chips and a pint!

The entire trip was so fantastic! We have a ton of memories (and even more pictures!) and it was the perfect way for us to celebrate our marriage!

1 comment:

PicturesByTracy said...

Planning the honeymoon is just as important as planning the wedding day itself. Thanks so much for sharing your story of your honeymoon experience! Love ya!! Tracy