Love was in the air in Warsaw

Extremely moving

We were never ones for tradition. We didn't do the typical church or beach wedding, so we definitely didn't want the usual honeymoon in Paris. We decided to take our love on a road less travelled and after some research we had our hearts set on Warsaw. Although not a traditional honeymoon destination, Warsaw's Grand Renaissance and Gothic architecture, fairytale palaces and beautiful parks are full of majesty and romance.

We had spent a lot of money on the wedding, but good thing we put almost all of the expenses onto our
American Express Cathay Pacific Elite Credit Card because we earned a whole lot of Asia Miles™. Combined with all the Welcome Offers we got, we had enough Asia Miles to redeem a free flight in no time, allowing us to cut some costs out of our honeymoon.

The last thing we needed on our honeymoon was to hear about our luggage being delayed. Luckily our Card saved the day with its Travel Inconvenience Protection, covering our emergency purchases of essentials so that we could start our honeymoon without delay.

No matter where we were in Warsaw, there was always something interesting to photograph. Whether it was the countless monuments, bullet–scarred buildings or the art installations of young designers, we never got bored of photographing Warsaw. We particularly loved the very moving bronze statues of soldiers lowering their heads which stood at the junction of Targowa and Aleja Solidarnosci.

We bought a beautiful sculpture from a local designer. It was a little expensive, but it does tie our new home together and we got Double Asia Miles for that overseas purchase.

Warsaw has a number of beautiful parks with Lazienki Park being the most romantic. It was the perfect spot for a romantic picnic with gardens that are home to squirrels and peacocks, something I've never experienced in Hong Kong. We even enjoyed a romantic gondola ride at the magnificent Palace on the Lake.

For that extra touch of comfort without the big price tag, using our Card was the perfect way to enjoy a romantic honeymoon we would never have been able to afford otherwise. We are now putting all of our purchases on it. At this rate, by the time our anniversary comes around, we'll be able to afford to splash out on another wonderful holiday for two.

Travel Tips:

Cathay Pacific Airways operates flights to Frankfurt daily where you'll be able to get a direct transfer to Warsaw upon your arrival.

Forget Paris. Forget the Maldives. If you want to find romance in unexpected places, pick Warsaw. You won’t be disappointed! - Mr. and Mrs. Kato

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