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The days of tourists flocking to ride spray-painted donkeys along the streets of Mexican cities are over – today’s travel buzzword is “authentic.” Let’s face it, you’re looking for more real experiences that give you insight into the culture you’re visiting, right? Well, those of you headed for a honeymoon south-of-the-border, get ready, because Mexico can definitely deliver on that note!

Everything in Mexico is full of flavor: the food of course, but also the people. Whether salsa dancing or wrestling, Mexicans love a good show! And, their contribution to the world of liquor, Tequila, has a bit of a tendency to even heighten the fun. But if raucous partying isn’t your thing, Mexico also offers plenty of opportunities for the more subdued of cultural explorers.

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So, what type of Mexico do you want to experience? Here are a few activities that our friends at GoBe have ready for you.

Feel the soul of Mexico in Guadalajara

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Get taken there with a day of activities that are as close to the hearts of the Mexican people as you get. Head to the Charros de Jalisco museum to learn more about charreria, the unofficial sport of Mexico’s cowboys. After that, visit the stables and farmyards of Guadalajara to watch the sport in action. Then, end up at a tequila tasting and yummy Mexican appetizers while being serenaded by local mariachis. Ole!

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In Acapulco?

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Albeit a rather new “tradition,” there is one tourist attraction that is a MUST SEE: The La Quebrada Cliff Divers Show! Since 1934, the La Quebrada divers have been performing a ritual that has been taking place for millennia. Popularized by Elvis in Fun in Aculpuco, tourists and honeymooners have been mesmerized by the excitement since. GoBe has even organized a day for you to visit the arts and crafts market in Acapulco and gasp at the cliff divers in one of their thrilling excursion.

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Mexico City aka “The City of the Eternal Spring”

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Mexico City is a must-see stop in the search for a true Mexican experience. But hey, let’s not forget about its surrounding villages. Both Cuernavaca and Taxco provide a glimpse into age old industries and historic landmarks and GoBe has planned a day of exploring and shopping that will definitely satisfy all your senses. Start with a stroll through the 16th century cathedral in Cuernavaca and the gardens in Juarez, then head out to Taxco for everything your heart desires – in silver!

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It’s Fiesta Fun Time!

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A trip to Mexico would just not be complete without a fiesta. GoBe has put together an evening to remember! Start with drinks and appetizers in one of Guadalajara’s oldest bars. The main attraction is the “Lucha Libre,” a high-flying wrestling event that is as hysterical as it is thrilling. After the show, you will be treated to the incredible flavors of the area’s best taqueria. After this, you’ll definitely have experienced Mexico’s true flavors.

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Finding the right honeymoon destination is much like finding the perfect mate. Is the locale a match culturally, economically? And what about the food and climate?

Anyone who has traveled around Europe (whether flight-hopping, meandering the continent by train or any other means) knows that every country, if not every city, has a unique personality.

Barcelona, Florence, Paris and London are popular honeymoon destinations, but you may want to know Your Honeymoon Personality before deciding where to go.

Take the quick quiz below and see what our friends at GoBe have in store for your perfect honeymoon!

Of the following choices, which fits you the best?

 

1. Would you rather …

a. people-watch over a glass of wine

b. admire paintings and sculptures at a museum

c. visit iconic landmarks or

d. take a walking tour of the area?

2.    Explore by

a. bike foot

b. bike

c. horseback or

d. boat?

3.     Which type of beverage are you more interested in learning more about?

a. liquor

b. wine

c. coffee

d. tea?

4.     Do you want your food cooked with …

a. olive oil

b. herbs and spices

c. butter or

d. steamed?

5.    What type of clothes would you rather pack in your suitcase?

a. shorts/casual
b. versatile layers
c. sophisticated and dressy
d. comfy and warm?

Give yourself the following points for each answer:

a.    1 point     b.    5 points     c.    8 points     d.    10 points


What is your TOTAL point score ? ________________

Barcelona = ‘Explorers’

If your preferences totaled 4-10 points, you are definitely a warm-blooded Explorer!

Barcelona is the perfect city to delight all your senses. From the cobblestone streets to the wonders of Gaudi’s playful architecture, you will be in awe of the old-world charm and cosmopolitan scene that brings this city to life!

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Sip sangria while watching a live Flamenco show. Explore this tour.

Explore the city’s cobblestone streets and get your caffeine fix at a local café before going on a medieval tour. Explore this tour.

Head to the mountains for some great views and go horseback riding in Nuria. Explore this tour.

Explore Barcelona, just the two of you… Explore this tour.

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Florence = ‘Epicurean’ 

If your preferences totaled 20-31 points, you will find your perfect honeymoon setting in Florence.

The art, food, and wine will rival the passions you have for your betrothed when you take advantage of all that this city offers.

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Bike the Tuscan countryside and celebrate with a glass of wine. Explore this tour.

Explore the nearby countryside by horse-back. Explore this tour.

Learn a thing or two about cooking- Italian style! Delizioso! Explore this tour.

Discover the mystery and romance of Florence by night. Explore this tour.

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Paris = ‘Classic Romantics’

If your preferences totaled 32-40 points, you are meant for Paris!

The City of Lights is a match for your romantic soul. And, romance is found everywhere – in the sights, the food, the wine, the language – you can’t escape it (and you won’t want to!). But wait, the French have not limited their sybaritic touches to just Paris, there is Versailles, Lyon, and Monte Carlo too!

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Check out the lively fountains and colorful fireworks at Versailles. Explore this tour.

Explore Paris as a VIP. Float down the Seine and end your evening with dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Explore this tour.

Toast your honeymoon with a glass of bubbly during a tour of the drink’s region. Explore this tour.

Visit the gardens and castles that inspired the French impressionists. Explore this tour.

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London = ‘Comfort Seekers’

If your preferences totaled 41 points or more, London should be at the top of your European destinations.

No matter the month, you’ll want to cozy up together and explore the city’s oldest and newest sights. Transportation is easy, and there’s no need to pull out your phone for a quick look at Google Translate. For a getaway out of the city, head south to Bath and Stonehenge to explore the wonders of ancient Roman civilizations and mythical bygone cultures, or, let your inner child out with a visit to Harry Potter world (better make it to platform 9 ¾ on time!).

LondonDon’t Miss in London

Discover London’s royal history: see the crown jewels up close, check out the changing of the guard, and finish off with a cruise on the Thames. Explore this tour.

See all of London’s most iconic landmarks and refresh with an afternoon tea. Explore this tour.

Discover the mystical beauty and magic of Cotswold, Stonehenge and Bath. Explore this tour.

We know that your honeymoon is already a magical time in and of itself, but why not let some more sparks fly with a visit to Harry Potter world? Explore this tour.

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