honeymoon hell - what am I going to do?! :'(

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  1. mrjamin, Apr 3, 2005
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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Go to Paris or Barcelona instead? Even Venice...
     
  3. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    What about going to somewhere like Venice. You could still fly to Rome and then hire a car and drive to Venice (although it would probably take you most of the day by car to get there).
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Option 1 - Go to Rome, get to hotel and stay in your room all weekend- it is a honeymoon after all! :eek:

    Option 2 - call your travelagent/airline and see if there's anything they can do. As you say, flights and rooms in Rome will be in short supply so since they'd likely to be able to sell them on at a higher rate (since I imagine you booking in advance got a good deal), they may waive any cancellations charges and allow you to go elsewhere.

    Option 3 - Fly to Rome and go on day trips elsewhere - Pompeii, Naples are within a few hours drive.
     
  5. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Why not just go and not worry about the crowds?

    I think it'd be amazing to be there with the influx of pilgrims. It's perhaps a once in a lifetime sight!
     
  6. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I'd agree that if you can't back out of it, just go to another city. Napoli is about 2 hours away, Siena is about 2 1/2, and Firenze is about 2 3/4 hours. All would be good destinations.
     
  7. theHelix macrumors newbie

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    From Rome

    I am an American in Rome right now. I was walking through the streets last evening and there seems to be an unreal calm in the streets. People seem to be very prayerful as a result of the Pope's death.

    The weather is mild and the sun comes out every now and then.
     
  8. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have hotel rooms in Rome already ? .... No sure where you are located, but Venice or Florence is nice too
     
  9. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    have cancelled the hotel rooms (no fee, phew)

    Tried to reschedule flights, but it works out we'd be paying at extra 60% on what the flights cost us to start with, plus the extra price on any new flights :(

    Going to try and claim the flights back on our travel insurance.

    Don't have much luck with holidays do I?

    Nah, that'd be boring - we only got married for tax purposes and choose not to engage in a romantic/physical relationship at all. A weekend in a hotel room, twiddling thumbs...
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, but that makes no sense to me whatsoever.

    Why even worry about/have a honeymoon then? I mean if it is for tax purposes, then your marriage is only a paper drill in reality.

    Oh well, to each his own.

    Sushi
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    What's the point of having a honeymoon?

    Ooops! Beaten by a late edit!
     
  12. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    So go to Rome, get robbed, and use it as a tax write off :rolleyes: :)

    I've heard that Siena has a nice castle that people go to on their honeymoon, you could see if that's available. Then it's a short trip to Florence or Pisa.
     
  13. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    One thing that I love about the macrumors community is that the people here always helps me broaden my horizons because we have all sorts of different people with sometimes quite unusual lives and beliefs.

    Marrying for tax purposes only and still going on a honeymoon was a first for me :D

    I hope you're able to sort it out. If you don't like the idea of renting a car and driving in foreign country, maybe you could order a train ticket to Florence or Milan with the high-speed Eurostar trains.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    um.... no wonder the first honeymoon failed.....

    i dont know i would just go and make the best of it then, just be careful
     
  15. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Nobody understood this was a joke?! :eek:

    *sigh*

    People, get out more... Look at what the MR Forums are doing to you!
     
  16. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Your wife isn't really a wife, then, eh?

    That's... weird.


    I still say you should've gone; would have been a very unique trip to Rome.
     
  17. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I was hoping it was, but I fail to see any particular leadup or irony to his statement (or a smiley).
     
  18. applekid macrumors 68020

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    The man left 3 dots after the statement, and I could've sworn that was from a movie or somewhere.

    Okay, there's a chance I could be wrong, but I still think he was making a funny.
     
  19. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    I say go to Rome then go further afield where it'll be less crowded. I've been to Florence and Sienna, staying in a nice area fairly close by called Marina di Pietrasanta and it was excellent, a really good holiday. I'd definitely recommend Tuscany as a place to visit.

    Hopefully it'll all turn out good whatever you decide!
     
  20. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    dry british witt certainly loses something with non-brits, especially when communicated in this medium ;)

    Anyway, sure - it'd be quite an experience to be there, but its not exactly what we'd had in mind (seeing as Rome and its visitors are in mourning). Also, we were only going for a long weekend, so lots of travelling doesn't really sound like much fun.

    So, we're cutting our losses and booking another holiday soon. Still, am gutted I don't get to fly! That would've been cool...

    Any more holiday horrors anyone has to share? If I can be bothered, I'll tell why the first honeymoon was a disaster!

    Over & out (and off to bed)
     
  21. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    Shame you miss out on the flying, I've only flown 3 times, (and the first time we had really bad turbulence so that added to the experience!) so I still feel that nervous/excited feeling when waiting at the end of the runway!

    I haven't had any holiday disasters myself as yet, but I'm sure thats just due to my limited number of times I've been on holiday..I'm sure the disasters are all ahead of me..!

    Hope the rebooked trip will turn out better!
     
  22. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So that'd be with the wife, right?

    ;)
     
  23. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Two double beds, natch.
     
  24. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Go to Cinque Terre. They are not too far north of Rome and are awesome.
     

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