I’m excited to share our first real honeymoon of 2015! There are several more in the pipeline, so make sure to come back to the blog in the next few weeks to read those as well. This week’s real honeymooners Gaya and Tim recently got back from an exciting honeymoon in Vietnam and Sri Lanka where they spent time with friends and family who live there. Read all about their trip and check out the gorgeous photos below:
When and where did you honeymoon?
Our honeymoon started on Dec 15th – Dec 22nd  in Vietnam, then Dec 22nd  – Jan 2nd  in Sri Lanka.
Here’s the breakdown:
- 3 nights in Ho Chi Minh City (stayed with friends)
- 1 night in the Mekong Delta (at a homestay)
- 2 nights in Hoi An (at a homestay)
- 3 nights in Jaffna (stayed with family)
- 2 nights in Trincomalee
- 1 night (but recommend 2) in Kandy
- 1 night Nuwara Eliya (recommend staying here or here)
- 1 night (but recommend 2) in Bentota
- 3 nights in Colombo
How long was your trip?
Our trip was approximately 3 weeks.
How did you decide on your honeymoon destination(s)?
Tim and I are both Sri Lankan, but he has never visited and I haven’t been since I left, which was close to 25 years ago. We knew that Sri Lanka would always be our honeymoon destination. Vietnam was nice as well. We have some friends that live there and we thought this would be a good opportunity to go and visit them.
The best part about our honeymoon was…
This is such a hard question to answer; there were sssoooo many great parts of our honeymoon. Vietnam is such a magical country, rich with culture and a heighten sense of movement. Sri Lanka is just absolutely beautiful, only 25,332 sq miles in total area, and every area, every mini city is so different from the last. We also were fortunate enough to travel with some friends for portions of our trip. But if I had to pick just one part, it would have been the history that I was able to discover in Sri Lanka.