Faye and David Real Engagement Story

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What is your first name?

FAYE

What is your last name?

PENFOLD

What is your husband’s name?

DAVID

Would you like other brides to be able to email you?

yes

Who booked your honeymoon?

I BOOKED EVERYTHING

If your husband booked the honeymoon, did he keep it a surprise?

How long after your wedding did you leave for your honeymoon?

5 MONTHS LATER (WE HAD A BRIEF MINI MOON TO PARIS STRAIGHT AFTER) – DAVID IS A TEACHER SO WE HAVE TO TRAVEL WHEN HE HAS TIME OFF

Where did you go?

ZAMBIA – THE HEART OF TRUE AFRICA – FOR THE FALLS AND FOR SAFARI SOUTH AFRICA – FOR WINE TASTING AND PURE ADRENALIN ACTIVITIES LIKE BUNJY JUMPING

How long were you away?

1 MONTH – NOT LONG ENOUGH!

How much did it cost and what sort of holiday was it (e.g. package, all-inclusive etc)?

EACH COMPONENT WAS MANAGE SEPARATELY SO A LOT OF RESORTS WERE ALL INCLUSIVE OTHERS WE JUST HAD B AND B

Did you spend the entire holiday in one place or did you travel around?

TRAVELED ON A CONSTANT BASIS, EVEN ON SAFARI, WE DID A 12 DAY WALKING SAFARI SO WE WALKED EVERYDAY, AND CHANGED CAMPS EVERY FEW DAYS, STAYING 2 NIGHTS AT EACH BUSHCAMP IN SOUTH AFRICA WE TOURED CERTAIN AREAS AND CHASED THE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY

What did you do?

VISITED THE FALLS – HELECOPTER RIDE, WALKED ACROSS THE TOP! WALKING SAFARI – 12 14 NIGHTS IN TOTAL 3 DAYS WINE TASTING AND EXPLORING VINEYARDS BUNJY JUMP – THE WORLDS HIGHEST! SHARK DIVING SWIMMING WITH WHALES – GARDEN ROUTE PARACHUTE JUMP SAND BOARDING AND A GREAT DEAL OF EATING!!!

What was a typical day like?

THE HOLIDAY WAS DIVIDED INTO 2, SAFARI AND NON SAFARI SO: 1, WAKE UP AT 5.30AM, WATCH THE SUNRISE OVER THE LWANGWA RIVER EATING BREAKFAST, WALK FOR 5 HOURS WATCHING THE MOST AMAZING WILDLIFE (SOUTH LWANGWA IS FAMOUS FOR IT!). LUNCH AT 11.30AM, RELAXING SIESTA, BACK OUT IN THE BUSH AT 4.30PM FOR ANOTHER WILDLIFE WALK/DRIVE, COCKTAILS AT SUNSET, NIGHT DRIVE – DINNER DEEP IN THE BUSH, SURROUNDED BY CANDLES, BED TIME! 2, GET UP AT 7.30AM, BREAKFAST, DRIVE TO A VINEYARD, SIT TASTING FABULOUS WINES, EATING CHEESE AND WINE MATCHING WITH CHOCOLATE, DRIVE DOWN THE GARDEN ROUTE, THROW OURSELVES OFF THE HIGHEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD … DINNER, DANCING AND BED!

How did you and your partner get on?

FABULOUSLY HE IS THE PERSON I ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH MORE THAN ANYONE!

What were the best bits?

MEETING THE MOST AMAZING 2 PEOPLE IN ZAMBIA – CLIVE WHO RAN THE HOTEL WE STAYED AT (8 REEDBUCK IN LUSAKA) TOOK US OUT FOR DINNER AND DRINKS (WHAT SERVICE!!! AND WHAT FANTASTIC COMPANY) THE ENTIRE SAFARI OF COURSE, THE SHARKS, THE 40 WHALES WE SAW, THE BUNJY BASICALLY IT WAS NON STOP FABULOUS- NESS!

Were there any worst bits?

THE AIRLINE LOST ONE OF OUR BAGS IN TRANSIT … INSURANCE ONLY COVERS YOU FOR EMERGENCY CLOTHING – IT WAS LOST FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF OUR HOLIDAY (JUST TURNED UP AT HOME!!)

What advice would you give other honeymooners-to-be?

DO A GIFT REGISTRY FOR HONEYMOON EXPERIENCES – WE HAD A LIST OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS BUT ALSO CRAZY THINGS WE WANTED TO DO ON HONEYMOON LIKE SHARK DIVING ETC EXACTLY WHAT WE DID AND GRANNY BOUGHT US THE SHARK DIVING!!

Any other detail/advice/help/stories you would like to share:

DONT HOLD BACK! MAKE IT THE BEST HOLIDAY OF YOUR DREAMS … IF YOU ARE THINKING SAFARI YOU MUST CHECK OUT THE BUSHCAMP SAFARI COMPANY IN ZAMBIA!! UTTERLY ASTONISHING!

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