Back in November, Travellerspoint celebrated another first: The first time two Travellerspoint members who didn't know each other before meeting on the site got married!
Lynn (TunaOK) and Paul (Moonmonkey) stumbled across each other on Travellerspoint in 2007. They hit it off, love blossomed, and two years later, they married. Besides wanting to wish them a big congratulations, we thought it would be great to feature them in this month's Talking Travel installation.
Newlyweds: Lynn and Paul. Photo by Baker and Hay Photography.
First of all, a big congratulations from all of us here at Travellerspoint! We're excited to have the first wedding between Travellerspoint members (that we know of). How was your wedding?
The wedding was great apart from the drizzle (typical!).
We had church wedding in the morning follow up by a reception in the evening.
We had guests of family members from all over and we are very happy to share our wonderful moments with them.
So tell us the story... How did you meet?
We met in TP (chatroom)! Lynn was doing her 'studies' for an up coming trip to Bali , Indonesia and Paul was researching a backpacking trip to South America. Funny thing is Lynn took Paul’s contact by accident thinking it was someone else that she had been chatting to for quite some time. Things do happen for a reason eh...
Lynn was granted a working holiday making visa in the UK later and Paul offered to helped out when Lynn first arrived. We met at Heathrow Airport for the first time and the love story grew from there...
Where will home be? In the United Kingdom, Malaysia, or somewhere else entirely?
Lynn: I don’t mind anywhere but I hope it is somewhere nice and cheap. Somewhere I can laze by the beach and have a backpacker hostel business running or a mini café. At the moment, it's England.
Paul: Home will be England for the time being unfortunately, but who knows once we’ve settled and we’re able to start saving some money.
Do you have any big travel plans for this year?
A hiking holiday of some description is on the cards. We’d like to visit the Pyrenees so that would be great. Hopefully we’ll be able to have a few mini breaks including a trip to Edinburgh as Lynn hasn’t been there yet.
Check out these past interviews in the Talking Travel series:
- Talking Travel with Tom
- Talking Travel with Grant Gibbs
- Talking Travel with Claire and Chuck
- Talking Travel with Brendan Harding
- Talking Travel with Jennifer Johnson
- Talking Travel with Sander
- Talking Travel with Rob and Pol
- Talking Travel with Michael Johnson
- Talking Travel with Izzy and Marisa
- Talking Travel with Marlis
- Talking Travel with Gretchen
- Talking Travel with Andrew and Courtney
- Talking Travel with Purdy
- Talking Travel with Maria
- Talking Travel with Niels
- Talking Travel with Amy and Wim
- Talking Travel with Hien
- Talking Travel and HIV/AIDS in India with Dave Reidy
- Talking Travel with Utrecht