Honeymoon Planning

Today’s activity was hard core relaxation to the max, coupled with financial and life goal planning – odd mix.

Getting married next year is full of things to organise, but none is more fun than thinking about what we want to do for our honeymoon. We are both very keen to explore more of East Asia, but it’s a long way to go for a week, so we’ve decided to go for 2 months. It’s something I’ve done before, but completely new for Aimi. It will be very different from the pre-packaged, sanitised of all authentic culture, pastiche of a holiday we are currently enjoying. 

We want to travel and experience all that we can. Here is what we’ve worked out so far:

  • Bangkok, Thailand because Aimi wants to see a Lady-Boy show
  • Fly to Surat Thani and then boat over to Koh Pang An for the Full Moon party for a few days
  • After recovering, we pop 1 island north to Koh Tao for a week or so diving and relaxing
  • Then we aren’t sure yet…. Needs more research
  • At some point end up in Kuala Lumpur where we want to go to the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves and there is a huge water park that looks ace
  • Singapore is also on the list for the giant tree garden and universal studios
  • After all that city, I think we are going to need some nature and mountains but we don’t have a plan yet
  • Ending in Bali and some more scuba diving, hopefully to visit the Batcave – yes it’s as cool as its sounds

As the currency is devaluing at an incredible rate, what we have is worth more now than later so it’s time to jump in. It’s been a bit of an internal struggle for me, because with a chunk of cash available, I want to invest for the future. But then a big dream for both of us is to travel and you’re only (not so) young once, so you’ve got to go out and make the memories when you have the opportunity. In the end, if getting married is not excuse enough to make memories, I don’t know what is.

We committed ourselves and bought plane tickets – it’s happening and we are very excited!