Here are some of the most romantic parts of our trip around the world:
Bled is a picturesque small town with Lake Bled as the centre of attention. It was autumn when we visited and the colours were beautiful. We were the only guests in a small guesthouse outside of town and the owner made us feel right at home — we even cooked all our own meals. We went walking around the lake, through the woods, up a hill to a castle overlooking the lake, to another lake which was covered in mist and also to rugged gorge — it was a peaceful little break in the middle of a whirlwind tour of Europe.
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It’s hard not to fall in love with this quiet colonial town in Colombia. The cobblestone streets perfectly contrast the rust coloured roofs and white washed walls of the old buildings. It is one of the most beautiful colonial towns we have visited and there were hardly any other tourists there. The local delicacy in Barichara is fat roasted ants, which obviously didn’t taste very nice. Colombia doesn’t have the best reputation but we loved it, and Barichara was one of the friendliest, most peaceful places we’ve ever been to.
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Amalfi Coast, Italy
I had no idea how beautiful this part of Italy was until we were there. I remember Jon told me I would like the place and I did! The colourful houses on the hillside and the blue waters of the Mediterranean were perfect. I’m sure the small towns get packed in summer but they were almost deserted when we were there. We went for lots of romantic walks through the quiet streets of Positano and Praiano and along stunning coastal roads.
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San Blas Islands, Panama
San Blas Islands are some of the best island beaches we have seen – with crystal clear blue waters, fine white sand and lush coconut trees. We had an amazing time during our visit to some of the islands and we even saw some dolphins very close to one of the beaches.
From a whimsical castle to a medieval fortress, Sintra was like a fairy tale town. Jon suggested we spend my birthday in Sintra and it was perfect. On that day, I felt like a princess.
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On July 13, 2016, Jon I got engaged in Orchha, a small town full of temples, palaces and cenotaphs. I still can’t believe it!