Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A Picstory: Honeymoon

For a long while now, I've been meaning to do a post on my honeymoon from two years back. Crikes. I've sat down numerous times to start writing something about it, anything, but have always put it off. To be honest, I don't think I could ever really write a proper account of what this honeymoon was for the hubs and I. The two weeks were spectacularly amazing and full of discoveries about not just a country we had only previously heard and read bits and bats about, but also quite importantly about ourselves as a newly married couple.

So, why Malaysia? Well way before we got married, the hubs and I picked Malaysia over all the other common honeymoon destinations for one main reason - the huge distance! We figured that it would be a seriously long time before we'd get a chance to fly out so far out and so Malaysia was booked! The four s's: sun, sea, sand and shopping - hah also helped clinch the deal! Other factors such as religion, halal food and the Grand Prix circuit the hubs wanted to visit also helped to put a stamp on our decision.

In total, we spent two weeks there, landing there on my birthday (as sweetly arranged by the hubs) in August. The pic-story will sum up what we saw and did much better than I could ever explain. There really is something very powerful about still images. Captivating snapshots of time, kept safe forever.

I can't actually remember a day when one of us (the hubs and I) don't mention something about Malaysia. Whether it's the delicious ALL HALAL food, politics, education, property or even the hijabs unique to Malaysia, we loved and still love it all. Not forgetting to mention the beautiful and warm people of Malaysia who made our stay there very pleasant. To the extent, actually, where we have a real strong desire to move out there one day. Seriously. One day soon, please God :-)

But that's a story for another day.

For now, I hope you have as much pleasure in looking through the collection of snaps as I did putting them together. Yes I am foodie, so be warned in case the pictures reduce you to salivate.

On a nicer note, Aimie darling, a personal thank you for making me write this post which has brought endless smiles to my face, reminding me of probably the most special time in my life yet. I actually felt quite sad uploading the last picture but inshaAllah, there is a whole life time of discovery left :-)


My Getaway said...

Mashallah beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

salam sweety!yayy finally! mashaA everything looks perrrrrfect! Now that's what i call a honeymoon! And you guys even had the chance to visit tioman?!am so so jealous!i'll let you know a secret okay,i've never set foot in tioman.neither the aquaria nor the sepang circuit LOL! And i'm supposed to be a 'malaysian'.shame on me!but at least i know what a teh tarik is..pheww ;p and how about the durian ay?hahaha.ok im rushing home now,cant wait to get to a computer and take a clear look at all your photos!am posting this comment from my phone and am struggling with this keypad!pfttt.i'll be back...(bet you know how that sounds!haha)

Is-za Jelass said...

Mashallah sister so beautiful. I have always wanted to go to Malaysia. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in manhattan NY. We were too poor to have a vacation. But inshallah we hope one day to go traveling. I know this sounds like an odd question but how is Malaysia priced relative to the pound. Im in the states so I use the dollar. I lived overseas and Egypt and well everything is cheap but I am not familiar with how things will be priced over there. :)

Nan said...

Salaam sis. Masha'allah! I was ogling your blog when I saw this lovely gem. I lived in Malaysia for a while so was hit with a wave of nostalgia; seeing the pics brought back many lovely memories. Glad you both had an unforgettable honeymoon there, M'sia sticks on you, but in a good way, :)

Wish you both a blessed married life from the bottom of my heart. May Allah bless you both with righteous kids and answer your duas. Ameen.

Thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog, I will definitely be coming back to check out yours, I'A., :)