honeymoon gone wrong, part 2

26 Feb

The dream of the honeymoon to Mauritius ended just like that. With a simple phonecall. Dreams of lying on the beach and sipping super extra large tropical fruit cocktails while enjoying the sunset were abruptly crashed. For good.

After recovering from the shock of the shattered honeymoon we continued with the last minute wedding preparations.

It was a GREAT wedding. Not that I can remember much. I was too shocked and too overwhelmed (not too drunk).

We spent the morning after with family and friends and took off late in the evening to return home. It suddenly hit us. We had a week off from work and no place to go. We eagerly looked for the perfect alternative, but who were we kidding??? Mauritius could not be replaced.

As luck has it, the EUROVISION contest took place in Athens the same day we got married. What we couldn’t have foreseen is that all GREAT vacation spots were either fully booked or super overpriced to accommodate the EUROVISION groupies fans.

After researching on the internet for the perfect honeymoon getaway and failing dramatically in doing so, we decided to come to terms with the fact that we couldn’t really find anything great and we settled in finding just ANYTHING where we could enjoy each other and sleep, sleep, sleep (planning your own wedding can be exhausting).

We started our honeymoon in a nice hotel in a semi decadent place with pretty decadent fellow guests. N. didn’t seem too eager to share the pool with the overweight, massive belly owners, black (dyed) hair Russians in their 60s accompanied by their callgirls girlfriends in their early 20s. I, on the other hand, closed my eyes and pretended I was swimming in the pool of the hotel of my dream honeymoon. Full disclosure: It didn’t work.

After three interesting days, we decided to treat ourselves and stay one night at an overpriced super duper 5* wellness and spa hotel. After all, it was our freaking honeymoon.

That was a complete disaster. We now shared a pool with fellow guests in the tender age of 80+ (they were pretty nice, but you see, there is not a lot to talk about when 50 years of age difference are involved). Once we left the spa, N. got an allergic reaction to the chlorine of the pool and got red and itchy eyes and started sneezing something like 1,546 times a minute. Needless to say, we were in full denial at the time and constantly told each other how nice it was.

The night turned into a pure torture as N. got another allergic reaction to the dust in the room (N. & hotel room carpets never go well together) which made us open the window. We spent the following 3 hours chasing a tribe of regular Greek mean mosquitoes that really seemed pretty desperate to suck every ounce of blood we had in our bodies.

The next morning we decided to leave.

We still had three days left. We felt we had enough of Greek hotels and left for good, all time classic, beloved Pelion.

The verdict? When you are in love you cherish each other, no matter where you find yourself at the time. It sure won’t hurt if you find the perfect spot to do so.

What about you? Did you cherish your honeymoon as much as we did??? Bring it on, shamelessly share with me YOUR perfect story! I won’t be jealous (so she says) 😉

Until next time,




17 Responses to “honeymoon gone wrong, part 2”

  1. ioannis mavros February 26, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    we took the plane for NY.stayed here http://thecorinthian.cityrealty.com/ ,then took the plane for Miami .Stayed here http://www.loewshotels.com/Miami-Beach-Hotel .Left for Orlando and stayed here http://www.marriottworldcenter.com/ then also visited https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ and got back to NY for shopping again!

    that was a fantastic honeymoon.

    • wonderlandbytatu February 26, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      I think I have found THE FRIEND who will finance the trip to Mauritius!!

  2. ramblingsfromamum February 26, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Oh lordy – Mr N suffers a bit doesn’t he… poor thing…and there you were just asking for a nice, romantic honeymoon away from sneezing and allergies! Mine… well let’s see my ex came down with a cold and he suffered badly with sinus trouble. We went to http://www.thredbo.com.au/ …. and no neither of us ski (or enjoy the snow) and as our honeymoon was in February (very unlikely snow would fall) So he spent most of the 7 days in bed sneezing… coughing…blocked nose…feeling crappy… I did walks on the daisy filled mountains, drank at the bar and well…let me just say…this was the NOT the honeymoon either of us would have thought we would have! Perhaps a sign of things to come…19 years later! 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu February 27, 2013 at 9:39 am #

      that would pretty much go into the category of NOT SO GREAT honeymoons. Don’t forget though, you DO have your happy ending, it’s just not with your ex, it’s with Mr S! right? 😉

  3. momtimes4 February 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Oh no! At least you will always remember it!

    • wonderlandbytatu February 27, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      well…I would have preferred A GREAT honeymoon to remember 😉

  4. memyselfandkids.com February 27, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Wow. It makes me think “it can’t get any worse than this,” and then it does. Nice thought to end the piece.

    • wonderlandbytatu February 27, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      well at least we did not spend the honeymoon in the local hospital in Mauritius!
      thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I really enjoy your intake

      • memyselfandkids.com February 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

        A hospital – wow, you really do know how to look at the bright side.
        My pleasure to read/comment.

  5. sakuraandme February 27, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I was in Vegas on my honey-moon as we got married there! The sex was awesome as it should be on your honey moon. That’s about all there is to report…lots of sex!! LMAO
    Now 15 years later….where’s the sex?? 🙂 xxxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 27, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      LOL!!! THAT sounds like the PROPER way to spend a honeymoon!!!

  6. motherhoodisanart February 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    My husband and I are still waiting to have a honeymoon (it’s been 8 years). He had to start a new job 2 days after we got married so there was no time! We meant to do it as soon as he got vacation time but then the kids started coming so we have definitely delayed it a LONG time!

    • wonderlandbytatu February 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      I love the phrase: and then kids started coming!! hahahaha, very true! keep your hopes up!

  7. Maria Naxaki February 28, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I don’t believe in honeymoons! Any trip can end up being fantastic, without having all the pressure into making something being “perfect” – the higher the expectations, chances are that something will go wrong!

    • wonderlandbytatu February 28, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      εσύ μην μιλάς 😉

      • Maria Naxaki February 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

        μα να σχολιαζω ή να μην σχολιάζω;; με έχεις μπερδέψει!!

      • wonderlandbytatu February 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm #


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