I'm writing to keep track of my planning, to work some things out in my head and to clear my head. (Right now I'm knee deep in planning my vacation after the wedding.)
The end decision: Paris with a stop over in Iceland.
This is what I have so far:
June 26th - 30th
Stay in a lively neighborhood and just wander and photograph everything. We have no real plan except to maybe book a bike tour outside of the city.
Options of places to stay:
1. Saint Paul Rive Gauche
2. Hotel claude bernard paris* might be the winner
3. Hotel St.-Germain
4. L'hotel Duquesne Eiffel
5. Hotel des Academies et des Arts
Bike ride through Monet Gardens or Versailles.
Date: July 1st to 2nd or 3rd.
On the way home, do our stop over in Iceland. Fly into Reykjavik, wander around the city and wake up the next morning to take a tour, check out that evening or the next morning.
Places to stay:
I just have this so far-
Either Blue Lagoon thermal baths, South Shore adventure, horse back riding on lava grounds or Reykjanes Peninsula with Blue Lagoon.
I feel happy that I am able to travel and plan to visit places I've wanted to see for such a long time. If anyone has been to Iceland or Paris before and has some helpful advice it would be appreciated! Whether it's through email or the next time we run into each other. Cheers. :)