Hyla Helsel & Christopher London

Hyla & Christopher

April 20, 2013

Hyla Helsel & Christopher London

Hyla & Christopher

April 20, 2013

Thank you for visiting our Honeymoon Registry. Chris and I are so excited about our wedding celebration on April 20th. Your presence and support of us as we walk into this new phase of life together is the gift we truly desire. But if you insist....

Since we've been out "on our own" for quite a while and live in a small space, we don't necessarily need the typical litany of wedding registry goods. So, in lieu of a regular registry, we've created this Honeymoon Registry. Help us make a memory by contributing toward our post-wedding trip to Asia.

Since I am required to make an international trip this year as part of my grad. degree, we decided to make the most of it and piggyback a honeymoon onto that trip. I had a choice of three continents to visit this year and Chris chose Asia. So, Asia it is! We will both go directly to Beijing where Hyla will begin the MBA trip. Then, we'll continue on to Shanghai. Finally, we'll spend one week on our own in Japan! We will be in Asia in late May and early June.

Fun fact: this will be Chris' first trip overseas! When he asked me to marry him, he said he wanted to travel with me. So, I took that as a promise and off we go! Thank you for your generosity in making this trip possible for both of us!

Hyla & Christopher

We're going to Asia!!

We will start on the MBA trip in Shanghai/Beijing and then spend a week exploring Japan. We will be in Asia in late May and early June.

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Since we are waiting until May for our real honeymoon, we're going to have a quick getaway to a B&B for one night. Treat us to a collection of gourmet truffles (made by a former White House chef!) in our room.
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Since we are waiting until May for our real honeymoon, we're going to have a quick getaway to a B&B for one night. Greet us with fresh flowers in the room.
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Since we are waiting until May for our real honeymoon, we're going to have a quick getaway to a B&B for one night. Help us relax with hot stone massage!
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Since we are waiting until May for our real honeymoon, we're going to have a quick getaway to a B&B for one night. Have a bottle of bubbly waiting for us in the room!
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First thing's first - Chris needs a passport!
$2500
3/6
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Help us get this airplane across the ocean to our first destination, Beijing. This item is intended to pay for Chris' airfare.
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18/20
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Visas for China - We'll each need a Visa to get into China. (It's like the government's secret handshake so they let us in!)
$6500
4/4
$100
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While Hyla is in class or meetings, Chris will do some exploration on his own. He'll need a little fun "yuan" to fund his adventures.
$1000
3/3
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China guide book - We'll need some help getting around and making a plan.
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Great Wall of China - We can't go to China without seeing this!
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Train ride from Beijing to Shanghai. Hyla's train fare is included in her tuition... don't let us leave Chris behind! (Hopefully, the train is a little more up to date than this one!)
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Half-day trip to the water village of Zhu Jia Jiao. It's called the "Venice of Shanghai". Intriguing!
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At the mid-way point, we may need a break from our food adventure. Help us find a Western meal in Shanghai for a change.
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Excursion to Temple of Heaven. We will spend the afternoon exploring one of Beijing's largest parks including temples, gardens and arts. We'll need transportation, admission, etc.
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Time to head to our next spot! Airfare from Beijing to Tokyo ... somewhere!
$4000
5/6
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Japan Guide Books - We'll be on our own in Japan so we definitely need some guide books for Japan to help us spend our 6 days wisely!
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We have lots of exploring to do so first thing's first... sushi!!
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MEAT!! We're not sure yet if we'll go to Kobe or Tokyo or somewhere else. Regardless, we'll be sure to take in some of the world's best beef. Don't let Chris go without beef... he'll be so sad.
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More hotel nights. Since sleep isn't optional, we'll need to find yet another place to crash. Help make sure we don't have to sleep on a park bench.
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A must-do while in Japan will be the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Now if only we can figure out how to keep our legs from falling asleep under us for that long!
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Night out on the town! It's time to take advantage of the Tokyo night life and hit the dance floor
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We'll spend a day exploring some of the historical and religious landmarks in Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, and Jade Mountain Temple. The entrance fees are minimal so we'll have enough left for a green tea and Diet Coke break!
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In this Vietnamese city where Asia meets Paris, there will be coffee and baguettes for breakfast! At least twice!
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After exploring the city and deciphering the language, we'll need a massage to relax. And, Swedish and Thai massage comes inexpensively here. Yay!
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Time to take in some history and Buddhist art at the History Museum, all housed in a building purposely designed with both Chinese and French elements. Again, the admission is inexpensive. Fun on a budget!
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Smoothie and coffee break on a ferry boat (that doesn't leave port... we all know water sports are off limits) at Highlands Coffee
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