Sneak peak of our recent trip to France. What an amazing trip that was! Spending time with Matt’s family, a quick reunion with my favorite people, seeing my bestfriend walk down the aisle, seeing new places, eating great food and drinking world class wine. Definitely one of the best trips of my life.
Aside from great wine and sophisticated food, France is also known for its quaint villages and medieval towns. The countryside has that distinct rustic quality that everyone loves; white washed buildings, colorful shutters, intricate details and the smell of freshly baked brioche just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. That’s what the French countryside is all about and I have fallen head over heels with it. (maybe that’s why I’m with a Frenchie?) Just an hours drive north of Bordeaux is a charming, little city called Saintes. (Pronounced “SANT”)
Read more to know why it’s not a bad idea to go on that dream vacation with your boyfriend.
Even though you’ve been together for a while; going on a trip together is different because you’ll never know how a new environment and the decisions you make can affect the two of you. It will test whether the relationship is as rock solid as you think it is or not; travelling brings out the best AND worst in anyone and it could “make or break” a relationship. Funny enough, a few of my friends who traveled together (even more than once) ended up broken apart after the trip. But on a lighter side, here are 10 benefits I thought of when you travel with your long-term boyfriend.
3000KM, 8 cities, 5 countries, 5 days, 3 people, 1 car
After a very hectic week and a 24-hour travel, we finally set our feet in Brussels, Belgium on a Sunday afternoon on the 19th of May. We brought the sunshine with us as I heard it was raining all week long. I can’t believe the trip has officially started! By the way, I had to postpone the trip for 10 days because of more important matters* so instead of a 2-week road trip, we were now down to 5 days! How to embrace all places in a short period? Sadly, we had to drop ¾ of the places we planned on seeing such as Amsterdam, the rest of Belgium, Zermatt, Switzerland, south of France and south of Spain. We wasted no time so we met our very good friends who live in Brussels and they showed us a remarkable time. Only an afternoon in this lovely city and we were able to have a bird’s eye view of what this place is about. We got a bottle of Belgian beer, got our map and plotted only the cities that were on top of our list for the road trip. We left early morning the next day and we were off to the start of our journey…
After our week under The Tuscan Clouds, we made our way down to the Campania Region. Sunny Sorrento – Where the key attraction isn’t history nor museums nor architecture but the lavish shops; the remarkable pebble beaches; the exquisite view of Mt. Vesuvius and the Limón cello that is waiting to be savored. Aside from that, Sorrento is a major transportation hub in the southern area for ferries, buses and trains which makes it an easy gateway to the places we wanted to visit: Isle of Capri, Pompeii Scavi, Positano and the Amalfi Coast which are right next door to each other. It was such a transition coming from the hushed countryside Tuscany to this resort-like town. Naturally, with all that, we stayed for 4 days in this astounding city.