Overall, the trip was just what we wanted; an overview of several places in Europe for our honeymoon, many of which we'd happily return to later in our married life. It was *exhausting*, but we knew that going in. We left a lot up to the travel agency's judgment, and, for the most part, they did well. However, there were several issues we had during the trip:When we got to Rome, the agency had given us the wrong address for our hotel. If we had gone to the address we were given, we would have been an hour and a half from Rome! Fortunately, we got a hold of the agency and they were able to give us the right address, to a wonderful hotel two blocks from the train station, and walking distance from the Coliseum.Several times, our train tickets were in facing seats, not seats next to each other. The worst was, our last two train trips had us in seats in completely different rows, so we had to beg our fellow travelers to be able to sit together.Finally, this was our honeymoon, but, out of twelve hotels, ten had us in SEPARATE TWIN BEDS. We found out towards the end of our trip that European hotels typically have two twin beds in their rooms, and that a full-size bed is typically a special request, but we booked our trip months in advance, and our agency clearly didn't get the message to our hotels.
Eating fresh local foods on Rue Claire in Paris blocks from our amazing hotel, riding the train through the French Alps to Italy, seeing the incredible ancient ruins in Rome, the Gaudi architecture and calamari in Barcelona, and our wonderful B&B in Cordoba.
Two words: "matrimonial bed". That's the secret incantation required if a couple wants to share a bed in Europe.
Also, skip Milan. Its dirty, ugly, incredibly unfriendly, and there's nothing to do unless you have booked tickets months in advance to see Davinci's "Last Supper."
Don't try to find *anything* in Venice. It's a complete mess, a labyrinth, totally unnavigable. Give up, accept that you're lost, and enjoy it.
Our last hotel in Cordoba was wonderful, but our agency scheduled us to leave at 6AM, which means we weren't able to have the breakfast they had bought us, and we barely got to enjoy the room; it would have been nice to leave a few hours later.
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