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Mar 26th, 2002, 11:34 AM
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Carrie
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Venice, Italy or Hawaii for a Honeymoon?


Would you recommend Venice,Italy or Hawaii
for a honeymoon destination. Do the canals
smell in Venice on the gondola rides?
Please tell me your choice on which spot is
the most romantic and relaxing for a honeymoon Hawaii or Venice, Italy. thank you.
 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 11:46 AM
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Ah Venezia
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If you can post the question twice, I can post the answer twice.

VENICE! October is the perfect time to visit Venice. It is the most romantic and glorious place in the world, bar none. What could compare to Piazza San Marco, The Grand Canal, the food, the gondolas, the people. No comparison, no place like it. Ciao. (no it's not Leone).

P.S. The canals may smell in the hot humid days of July-August but definitely not in October.

 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 11:48 AM
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MAUI! The most beautiful and romantic place on earth. We honeymooned there and there is nothing that compares to a Maui sunset on a secluded beach.
 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 11:52 AM
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Good idea Ah Ven.
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Carrie, I thought the "rule of thumb" was "Propose in Venice-Honeymoon in Hawaii"?

I assume you mean Venice, Italy and not California?

Been to all 3 places and you can't go wrong with either the Italian or Hawaiian locations.

We did Venice in Oct.'00 and the weather was nice and other than when a cruise ship came in, it wasn't too crowded, especially when you take a walk across Piazza San Marco late at night in a gentle mist while some jazz bands are playing in the background.

But, Kauai for a h'moon is also hard to beat.

Good luck either way.
Ciao bella and Mahalo,
Kal
 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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Without a doubt - Venice, Italy.
 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 07:07 PM
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To me, even though I love both places, it's an easy choice. If you want to swim, snorkel, and relax, go to Hawaii. If you want to be surrounded by buildings, shop, and NOT go swimming, go to Venice!
 
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Mar 28th, 2002, 06:52 PM
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Venice - with out a doubt.
 
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Mar 28th, 2002, 10:35 PM
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Yet another vote for Venice... but while you're there try to get down to Florence, also.... another great place for a honeymoon, since the whole city is like an open-air art gallery/museum.
 
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Mar 28th, 2002, 11:56 PM
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I vote for Venice! Ask a Venetian and s/he would probably vote for Hawaii. It's always the other side of the fence that looks more exotic and romantic!
 
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Mar 29th, 2002, 01:33 AM
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Having been to Venice 6 times and Hawaii
islands 4 times for me if I was only allowed one trip to either place I would ALWAYS pick venice Italy first!
Magic can not be duplicated even by very nice beaches. MAGIC is Venice!
 
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Mar 29th, 2002, 04:07 AM
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For total relaxation, Hawaii! Specifically, Kauai, but Maui is great too and has more to do. Venice is wonderful, but Kauai has it beat for relaxation. Both are very romantic.
 
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Mar 29th, 2002, 08:11 AM
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Saw on the news the other night that they are warning Americans of possible terrorist activity in Italy. They named several cities to watch out for and I believe Venice was one of them. Check w/state dept. web site to double check.
 
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Mar 29th, 2002, 08:53 AM
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You don't say if you've ever been to Venice...personally, when I go to a major city in Europe for the first time, I feel obligated to tour the heck out of it, see as much as I can, etc., which is great fun and stimulating, but not exactly relaxing. Return trips are more easeful. Whereas, I found the overall vibe on all the Hawaiian islands I've visited to be restful, laid back, warm and inviting. So the choice here is between the old world beauty and romance of Venice, or the beautiful and romantic sloth of Hawaii--very tough call!
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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Did Hawaii for the honeymoon. It allows you to do as much or little as you want. Plenty of time to relax. With Europe I feel compelled to see museums and walk and there is figuring out trains and language barriers. Hawaii is low maintenance. We are off to Italy for our 4th honeymoon next month though.
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 08:39 AM
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Went to Hawaii on a 2-week honeymoon a number of years ago. Went to Venice last year. For relaxation, the choice is easy - Hawaii - or if you are just a beach person. (Still my wife feels she didn't relax much in Hawaii because I am such a sightseer). For overall romance and something even more special, I would go with Venice. It would be my choice if I did it over again. Venice can be quite crowded and tiring, but not if you do it right. Allow yourself enough days not to have to rush around - at least five to really take it easy. Get out early once or twice, even if it is your honeymoon, and beat the crowds at places like Piazza San Marco and vacinity. Also allow some time to get out to the islands (Burano, Torcello, Murano) or other less hectic places. If you do pick Hawaii, try to stay on the same island for at least four full days. We visited four islands, and while I don't regret it at all (as I am a sightseer more than a relaxer), it did involve a lot of moving around.
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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This person probably all ready has married. Look at the dates!
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 10:13 AM
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So what?
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 11:32 AM
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So what? Thats what!
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 12:37 PM
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Another MENSA member speaks.
 
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Oct 9th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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The person who brought this thread up is going on her 4th honeymoon. Would that be to 4 different husbands? or is every vacation with your current husband a honeymoon?
 
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