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A climbing honeymoon?
climberer
12/07/2007
3:49:35 PM
Hiho all, my beloved and I are currently planning our honeymoon (will probably be India) and I started wondering about places to climb that are in a nice romantic place where one would like to honeymoon. Not necessarily five-star luxury but still in a nice setting for enjoying newly wedded bliss on rest days.

Any recs for places like that in India? Or elsewhere? (We've done Thailand - we're after somewhere new). Where would you go, and why? Share your stories!
kp
12/07/2007
4:09:11 PM
There is quaint little country town just off the coast. It's beautiful this time of year. I have fond memories rolling in the grass with a loved one, smelling the freshening daisy's all whilst listening to the rythmic hum of machinery from yesteryear navigating their way through rough seas. People get by day to day. None of this deadline hustle and bustle scurry syndrome way of living. You live in the moment... forever waiting for the next hit. It's called Nowra.
Mr Milk
12/07/2007
4:29:02 PM
stop it kp... you're making me homesick.
climberer
12/07/2007
4:36:06 PM
*slinking off to Lonely Planet's Thorntree forum*
WM
12/07/2007
5:17:55 PM
India is amazing for many reasons, and it could be a great honeymoon .... but there's no way it'll meet your criteria of:
>a nice romantic place ... in a nice setting for enjoying newly wedded bliss on rest days.

It's the land of yells, bells and smells. And cows. E.g. Goa is meant to be the "beach holiday" region but its not a patch on Aussie or Thai beaches.

Climbing + romance = Kalymnos, Southern France, Croatia, Majorca, Sicily, Spain, Rio, Tuolumne and maybe Moab. Oh and how could I forget Cuba.
kieranl
12/07/2007
7:35:02 PM
India should get you off to a great start in one of coupledom's great joys: sharing your beloved's stomach upsets.

Romfrantic
12/07/2007
8:35:07 PM
South of France, in the Cote d' Azur (e.g. Calanque!!!). Breakfast in one of the small little village cafes, warm fresh croissants and cafe au lait...hmmmm...some of the best and most romantic places I've been :-)....the other place I can think of, northern Italy (from Bolzano to Arco, following a trail of castles, pizza, gelato, and sunsets sipping red wine ....hmmm).

mousey
12/07/2007
8:50:22 PM
On 12/07/2007 kp wrote:
>There is quaint little country town just off the coast. It's beautiful
>this time of year. I have fond memories rolling in the grass with a loved
>one, smelling the freshening daisy's all whilst listening to the rythmic
>hum of machinery from yesteryear navigating their way through rough seas.
>People get by day to day. None of this deadline hustle and bustle scurry
>syndrome way of living. You live in the moment... forever waiting for
>the next hit. It's called Nowra.
>

bahahahahahahahaha now THATS some funny ass shit right there
(interestingly enough the first time i met kp was at the animal park in nowra, many moons ago...)

Andrew_M
13/07/2007
6:32:48 AM
India as a honeymoon...dunno about that one. It's a great place to visit and experience but it's not the sort of place that I'd want to go to for a honeymoon...you might feel differently of course.

As others have said, the mediterranean is fantastic. Scenic villages with patisseries (hint: compression straps and ice axe holsters can used for carrying baguettes) and little cafes (black coffee only). Sunshine, beaches, culture, and of course a smorgasbord of climbing. Just try and avoid peak summer season for the best experience.
jgoding
13/07/2007
8:15:29 AM
What about New Mexico? El Portorico Chico or something like that. There are some 25 pitch sport routes supposed to be good. There is also supposed to be very good scuba diving somewhere in the same country (but no-where near the climbing area).

Vietnam? Could be too like Thailand perhaps?

I hear Cuba is over rated.

manacubus
13/07/2007
9:26:30 AM
My climbing honeymoon this November: Singapore - Greece (Kalymnos) - Paris - Eastern and Southern Spain (El Chorro) - Vancouver (Whistler, snowboarding).

Bel
13/07/2007
9:50:47 AM
I went climbing in NZ for my honeymoon, its a wicked excuse to have your wedding registry in your fav gear shop and get gear instead of crockery for presents !!

kerroxapithecus
13/07/2007
10:19:00 PM
Manacubus - that sounds like honeymoon heaven from beginning to end - all my favourites. But that's one mighty expensive honeymoon.
What about France though? You mentioned Paris but what about climbing in France?
I think I'd give India a miss myself but everyone's different. At least it costs less than a worldwide trek. I guess some would find an exotic adventure romantic and I can see the attraction in it. But I'd prefer Greece, France/Italy/Spain,Canada.

Nowra? - um well nope! Sorry. I do know someone who had their honeymoon in Kiama! It ended in an argument and a ring being thrown into the ocean. Divorce followed a few years after.
Mr Milk
14/07/2007
8:06:08 AM
On 13/07/2007 kerroxapithecus wrote:
>
>Nowra? - um well nope! Sorry. I do know someone who had their honeymoon
>in Kiama! It ended in an argument and a ring being thrown into the ocean.
>Divorce followed a few years after.

That's a succesful marriage by South Coast standards.

Chuck Norris
14/07/2007
11:15:03 AM
for my honeymoon bought a car in vancouver then spent the best part of 5 months roadtripping/cragging
in canada, colorado, canyonlands, california etc...finished up with a couple of months driving all over
mexico drinking 50c beers in the sweltering heat...I couldn't recommend it more. In the meantime my wife
spent her honeymoon working & setting up a flat in london for us which was a good thing cos by the time
i joined her I was flat broke.

however if your doing it together i'd go with those recommending someplace in the mediteranean.
Mallorca i think would be a good option/mix between honeymoon activities and cragging.

ps. we did actually spend time together before my 'side trip'.

manacubus
16/07/2007
1:42:51 PM
On 13/07/2007 kerroxapithecus wrote:
>What about France though? You mentioned Paris but what about climbing
>in France?

Did it, done it, liked it, loved it. Will do it again I am sure, but not this trip. Except maybe a sneaky side trip to Font =)

steph
16/07/2007
2:04:37 PM
Hi Tasch,
I reckon Greece would be perfect. Haven't climbed there but have seen photos and it looks magnificent. I have been there though and the beaches are gorgeous as well as the mountain scenery if you're into that.

I agree with some of the previous posts, anywhere in the mediterranean is probably the best of both worlds...

wallwombat
16/07/2007
8:46:49 PM
Someone mentioned Croatia. Dubrovnik and the rest of the Dalmation Coast apparently have heaps of quality climbing. It looks an uber romantic spot to me. Close to Italy and Greece too. That would be my pick.


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