Written by Paula Jones Last updated: September 7, 2006
Australia; Sydney, Ayers Rock and Queensland, with 2 night stop-overs in Bangkok on the way there and Singapore on the way home.
£3,000 each plus spending money. We booked the travel and accommodation with Travelbag but the last week in Australia we sorted out ourselves whilst we were there.
We travelled around, mainly by plane.
We visited Buddhist temples and markets in Bangkok, went sightseeing in Sydney, trekking around the Blure Mountains. We walked around the base of Ayers Rock; went sailing around the Whitsunday Islands for 3 days; went canoeing and snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. We also went bush walking and took a pleasure flight over Fraser Island.
There was no typical day but it usually involved sightseeing or an action type activity!
Very well, it was good to have just each other’s company after the busy run up to the wedding and working afterwards.
Snorkeling/diving on the Great Barrier Reef was absolutely amazing – it’s a different world down there. I recommend it to everyone! Seeing the huge golden Buddha in Bangkok and trekking in the Blue Mountains and on the Whitsunday Islands in Oz. I also cuddled a koala, which was really fun.
The jet lag when we got home, it lasted days. We also tried to get upgrades on the flights but it never worked!
Do everything you can on honeymoon – you may never do it again.
Footwear, especially branded shoes, seemed very reasonable in Singapore, so look out for them if you are going there or you have a stopover there.
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