Ahhhhhhhh! So excited for our belated honeymoon. We were very lucky to get quite a bit of money from our wedding guests for our honeymoon. We didn’t need any gifts so we decided to ask for honeymoon funds. We put a lovely little poem in our invites instead of just saying please could we have money for our honeymoon. We found these on ebay, lovely wording and design.
We decided where we wanted to go before our wedding……Mauritius!!! It looks like such a beautiful country and a lovely honeymoon destination. We are going away for 2 weeks, it is also our 1st anniversary while we are away. We are planning on having a really special meal on our anniversary which is 5th march.
So preparing for a holiday for anyone can be stressful, but for us it takes quite a bit more planning. Obviously we went shopping for essentials such as suncream, aftersun, toiletries and any clothing we needed. We got our suncream, aftersun and toiletries in superdrug. I have heard very good things about their sun care products and they ae very reasonable. We also found a aftersun spray dry oil instead of cream. I’m really excited to try this as I suffer with dry skin on holiday quite badly and I find the cream/lotion a bit sticky on my skin.
So other bits and bobs we need to buy/make sure we have are things that I need to make sure I’m safe abroad.
First thing is good travel insurance. We have this through Michael’s bank account. They know about all my health conditions and provide us with great cover.
Second thing is a good well stocked first aid kit! I am very accident prone home or abroad! We always make sure that we have essentials such as plasters, bandages, rehydration sachets and diarrhoea tablets! Always better to be safe than sorry.
Next thing is making sure that we have enough of my prescription medication to last me the whole holiday and some for when we get home. My prescription meds are essential and I have to take them everyday. We have 2 weekly dossett boxes that we will have all my meds in the right sections. So they have am, lunch, tea and bed sections which means we can make sure that I have enough for each section of everyday.
I always make a list of what needs packing in the suitcases and what needs to go in hand luggage. This way nothing gets forgotten. This list has everything from clothing to meds.
So that’s it for what needs packing but I doesn’t stop there for us. As I have a wheelchair that I use to go out in, this needs to be checked onto the plane. So I have my wheelchair right up to the door of the aircraft then it gets put in the hold. Then at our destination we wait until everyone is off the aircraft then they get my wheelchair and off we go.
Special assistance at the airport is amazing! This is pre arranged with the airline before we go. So when we get to the airport we head to check in and then we get assisted through security and into the departure lounge. Then when our flight is boarding someone will assist us to the gate and onto the plane. It is a very well organised system and it makes such a difference to anyone that needs it. Some airlines will give you extra legroom seats for nothing so make sure you ask.
Next is making sure that the hotel is aware of my disability. Then they can make sure that our room is wheelchair friendly and that we are in a ground floor room. Where we are going in Mauritius all the rooms are ground floor and there are no stairs at the resort.
This isn’t just any holiday its our honeymoon/anniversary. It is going to be very special and we will make so many lovely memories. We will take plenty of pictures so will be sharing them on my Instagram and some on here when we get home.
I will be back next Friday for another blog then I wont be blogging for a couple of weeks.
I will write a blog when we get home about the honeymoon and any places that I recommend.