Well that was a long absence! Since my last post about the Lange Nacht der Museen in Stuttgart, I’ve been to Canada, the US, Germany, Greece, and England. Phewf!
I flew to Canada in mid-March to prepare for our wedding later in April. It was so nice to be home to visit friends and family. Some highlights include:
-Visiting the Sunshine Coast with my mom and sister for a girls’ weekend
-Driving to Washington and Oregon with my pal Meghan
-Seeing a Vancouver Canucks game with my friend Lisa (we lost 3-0 but it was still fun to watch!) – thanks for the tickets, Gordon!
-Eating the most delicious Thai food at Maenam and Bob Likes Thai Food in Vancouver
-Jogging at Kitsilano Beach
-Marrying the best guy I know, S!
March and April were a bit of a blur; there was lots of running around, appointments to attend, airport pickups, and so on. Our wedding was such a beautiful day, despite the heavy rain that poured. I’m so happy we could celebrate with family and friends, especially those who came from afar to be with us. We had guests come in from Vernon, Calgary, Sidney, Toronto, Washington state, Washington, DC, and even Chile and Argentina! I’m so happy that S’s parents and 2 of his siblings could come to Vancouver to join in on the festivities.
A few days after getting hitched, we flew to Frankfurt and then left from Stuttgart airport at the crack of dawn the next morning for the Greek island of Rhodes for our honeymoon.
Planning where to go on our honeymoon was a bit of an adventure in itself. The Easter break was the last 2 weeks of April, which was the only time we could really go away on our honeymoon. According to many travel agents that we spoke with, the end of April is still a bit early in the tourist season in Greece so a lot of hotels are still closed. We knew we wanted to go somewhere warm on the ocean and we thought Greece would be a good option as it’s not too far from Germany and would allow us to get over any lingering jet lag from being in Canada. We decided on the island of Rhodes as it is one of the southernmost Greek islands and we wanted to optimize our chances for sun. In the end, it was a great choice since the weather was warm and sunny for most of our 5 days on the island.
The resort where we stayed, the Atlantica Imperial Resort, was gorgeous and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The resort is adults only which made it quite peaceful! We decided to spring for a Junior Suite and it was the best decision we could have made.