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#1 KittyKatz

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:11 AM

I never thought I'd have a problem chosing where to go on a honeymoon, but we can't decide. We've both travelled extensively (43 countries), and we're not 'typical'honeymoon people. i.e we like going to unusual and different places. We wanted to go to China and take the 3 day train up to Tibet, but the visa situation is looking too hard to get in from what travel agencies have told me.

we've been places like Thailand, Eastern Africa, Egypt, Russia, Europe(Easterna and Western), Dubai...AND we're visiting the US in January, so not there this time either.

Can anyone recommend anywhere'different'' ? We're going about the 29th September, and have 4 weeks until we both start work again.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:35 AM

Why not do something "different" within australia?
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:48 AM

Intrepid Independant would be a great way to go I think. Here is the website. It is basically a tour group type situation but just for the two of you. A great way to see a country when you don't have time to really get into it yourself and meet locals etc. I have been considering this for our next OS trip (when we will just have a couple of weeks instead of 6 months like last time) and have heard great things about them.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE(tianakaesha @ May 8 2008, 07:35 AM) View Post

Why not do something "different" within australia?

That was my first thought. There are so many places in Australia that people forget about.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:34 AM

Friends of mine hiked the Inca trails in Sounth America for their honeymoon. Not my idea of a honeymoon but they loved it. I think the groom highlight of the trip was watching a soccer match in Brazil!
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 09:51 AM

One of the girls at work and her husband walked the Kokoda Track for their honeymoon! A big challenge but it gave them a real 'If we can do this together we can do anything' sort of feeling - They did go somewhere tropical and relaxing for a few weeks after too.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:54 PM

For our honeymoon we walked the Milford Track in New Zealand. 5 day hike on the South Island ending up at Milford Sound. We took the Guided Tour trek with the option of our own room and bathroom at all stops. I refused to sleep in a bunk in dorms with strangers on my honeymoon.

We were lucky and was given the honeymoon suite on our last night at Milford Sound it was great. We plan on doing the trek again for our 10 year anniversary.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:33 PM

You could do the ' Overland' Track in tassie or some volunteer work somewhere...
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:59 AM

We've recently taken the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Beijing to Moscow, which was amazing. We did it with a company called VodkaTrain (a subsidiary of Sundowners) who helped us get out into the countryside of Mongolia and things like that, without really being a tour in the traditional sense, but you can do it on your own.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 06:08 AM

QUOTE(tas12 @ May 8 2008, 06:53 PM) View Post

Tasmania??? We're 'different' tongue.gif



Haha!! tongue.gif

That was great - I'm still laughing!!

We're not interested in Australia this time. We'll do that when we have kids. FH works for an international airline, so we like to take advantage of the benefits. It's actually cheaper for us to go overseas, then to go to Queensland for example blink.gif

A work colleague suggested Morocco....Anyone been there?
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:09 AM

If you're thinking Morocco, Tunisia is very close by... They have some of THE best 'Roman' ruins in the world and the country is a fantastic mix of Arab Africa and Mediterranean culture.

There are also the desert houses like on Tattoine in Star Wars (thats what got h2b in!)

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE(KittyKatz @ May 9 2008, 06:08 AM) View Post

A work colleague suggested Morocco....Anyone been there?



I have never been there , but it is failry high on our to-do list. The only thing stopping us going this year is the long haul flight with a crazy 3yo blink.gif

What about Antartica ?


Aslo i just googled and found this link . Might be helpful

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:21 PM


We went to Cambodia (, Thailand and Malaysia) on our honeymoon last month and loved it! We have travelled a lot too and just loved it there, it's certainly different to your average honeymoon. However, it was actually quite a good honeymoon destination as there are gorgeous hotels (we stayed here and did this package here). The temples of Angkor Wat are just amazing, we were awestruck.

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Otherwise I think as bluenomi mentioned the Inca trails in Peru would be amazing (next on my list anyway!).



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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(CamALI @ May 9 2008, 07:21 AM) View Post


What about Antartica ?
Aslo i just googled and found this link . Might be helpful

http://travel.ninems....aspx?id=370691


I was also going to suggest Antarctica. It's definately unique and incredibly beautiful.

I did a Qantas Antarctic flight a few years ago (a 14 hour sightseeing flight) and it was incredible. Just reinforced my desire to visit Antarctica even more (on the ground). But seasickness is the number 1 reason why I haven't done a tour of Antarctica yet. wink.gif

Peregrine's website has details of their Antarctic trips: http://www.peregrine...Antarctica.html

These tours usually leave from Ushuaia in Argentina so you could also spend some time checking out places of interest in South America?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:17 PM

I've trekked down the middle of China to Chengdu, stopping at places like Pingyao, Xian and the like. That was seriously a lot of fun. We travelled by train between stops generally overnight (soft sleeper) but during the day the scenery was spectacular and it took about two weeks to travel there and back.

Unfortunately where we travelled through was close to the worst hit areas during the recent earth quake but there's still western China.

I had a friend who did a bike ride for Multiple Sclerosis Australia through Mongolia last year, she said that was awesome.

You've also got Namibia which looks fantastic.




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