Honeymoon Time!

We’re leaving for our honeymoon next week! For those of you who don’t know, we’ll be spending a week in the UK and Ireland. We’re only going to be able to go to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin (two nights in each city), but it’s going to be a blast!

We’re definitely doing the Tower of London

The problem is that we only have two nights in each city! We’ve decided not to set an itinerary (other than when we have to been on planes) so that we can be more spontaneous. However, there are a few things we know we want to see. The Tower of London, the Guinness factory, and Edinburgh Castle are all on the list.

When we first started planning the trip months ago, the Doctor Who Experience was in London too, so we thought that we would definitely do that because, well, we’re us. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a permanent thing, so it’s now back in Cardiff (which we tried to add to our trip, but the Honeymoon Time!extra cost was prohibitive).

I’m taking my new camera with me, which makes me a bit nervous, but I really want to get a lot of good photos. Thankfully, the only attempted theft incident I’ve had while traveling was some guy trying to nonchalantly take my luggage out of my hands in Beijing (why he thought that would work is beyond me). Hopefully we won’t have any issues while we’re on our honeymoon.

I’ve been to London before, but not the other cities on our itinerary, and John hasn’t been at all. Our plans, if you care to call them that, are to mostly see a lot of historical sites and eat a lot of pub food. For those of you who have been to (or reside in) the UK or Ireland, do you have any must-see (or must-eat) recommendations for us? Any general travel tips?

15 thoughts on “Honeymoon Time!

  1. I haven’t been to England (Other than passing through the airport a couple of times), but foreign travel can be lots of fun and very interesting. Have a wonderful time and be safe.
    Bon Voyage!

  2. We visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, which is at the eastern end of the Royal Mile. It’s the royal residence when the King and Queen are in Scotland.. Also, try a brew at Deacon Brodie’s tavern, since he was the inspiration for ” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” We did a hop-on hop off bus tour, but they have several walking tours, including Ghost tours, which might be fun. “Beware of pick pockets” was the main advice we got while touring in Great Britain. In Dublin. Trinity College has a good walking tour, and we went to see the “Book of Kells” in the Trinity College Library, and it was amazing! The book is a beautifully decorated copy of the Gospels which was brought to an Irish monastery when the Vikings raided Ireland in 806 AD.The National Museum is wonderful and just soaking up the night time music at the pubs is great too! No smoking in restuarants and pubs now! Yea! You will love it all I’m sure! Start making your memories! Just be sure to take some melatonin to help with the jet lag! It may take 2 days to get over it, but that just means more “honeymoon” bedroom time (even if it is spent sleeping). Have fun!

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