Yes, in a nutshell, it was pretty much a disappointment to me because I was supposed to be THE ONE making wholesome plans and “apne relationship mein apunich itinerary expert tha”!!
My husband had immense faith in me that I would do him proud with preparing the itinerary. But that is what exactly got me overambitious – his FAITH! Although we created beautiful memories I do wish we could do certain things differently that would have made our 1st trip as a married couple more memorable....
Here are things which you SHOULD NOT DO while preparing a travel plan:
1. Getting overambitious like me and trying to cover the entire country
Taiwan, officially a Republic of China is 91 TIMES SMALLER THAN INDIA and this is why I assumed that covering Taiwan in the 10 days that we had planned for our honeymoon would be enough. Little did I know that I was in for a rude shock!! While checking for places to visit, I sat with a map and checked for major cities. Since we were to land in Taipei which is in the north of Taiwan, I decided that we would first stay in Taipei for a day and then head to Kaohsiung city which is in the south. And from Kaohsiung City we would travel every 2 days to another major city (now I am certain I must be on bhaang….what the eff was I even thinking)!!! So basically we covered (more like Touch n Go) Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Taichung City, Hsinchu City (I was particularly keen on this one because it sounded like my name – Sinchu considering the “H” silent) and Taipei! NEVER DO THIS!! Just because you are going abroad you do not need to make use of every converted currency and think “aaye hai to karke jaate hai, kitni baar ek jagaah aayenge itna kharcha karke”.