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Discussion in 'Community' started by mrjamin, Apr 3, 2005.
Go to Paris or Barcelona instead? Even Venice...
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).
Option 1 - Go to Rome, get to hotel and stay in your room all weekend- it is a honeymoon after all!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Do you have hotel rooms in Rome already ? .... No sure where you are located, but Venice or Florence is nice too
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...
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.
What's the point of having a honeymoon?
Ooops! Beaten by a late edit!
So go to Rome, get robbed, and use it as a tax write off
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.
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
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.
um.... no wonder the first honeymoon failed.....
i dont know i would just go and make the best of it then, just be careful
Nobody understood this was a joke?!
People, get out more... Look at what the MR Forums are doing to you!
Your wife isn't really a wife, then, eh?
I still say you should've gone; would have been a very unique trip to Rome.
I was hoping it was, but I fail to see any particular leadup or irony to his statement (or a smiley).
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.
upon further review, it must have been a joke: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=60808
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!
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)
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!
So that'd be with the wife, right?
Two double beds, natch.
Go to Cinque Terre. They are not too far north of Rome and are awesome.