May 3, 2008

A Romantic Spot presents a list of romantic places around the world for your special moment; be it Valentine’s day, weekend getaway, wedding, honeymoon, quick getaway, picnic, or any special occasion you want to celebrate with that special someone. Some of the places presented here are based on personal experience, word of mouth, submission from readers, or something I found online/magazines/books.

The idea of A Romantic Spot came a little over a month ago when I was planning a first date with my current girlfriend. I was a little frustrated searching google only to find place after place that are so commercialized and lack personal touch and intimacy.

My idea is to have this site be a reference for anyone who wants to plan something special ahead of time, or simply someone who has 10 minutes to decide where to go or what to do with that special someone.

I remember a saying that goes like this “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”

I would like to encourage you to share places that are special to you with other readers. After all, in the spirit of love, there’s nothing more fulfilling than the spirit of giving. You can suggest a place, submit a story, or be a regular contributor. I know there are many of hopeless romantics out there who would love to share their life stories with the rest of the world.

Remember, this is a place for ordinary people like you and me, not celebrities or jet-setter. A $5,000 a night hotel room could be romantic, a $10,000 charter flight could be too, and so could a restaurant with a 4-month-long wait for table; but those are not what I am looking for here.

At this time, I am going to expand the list for major cities only. So far I have Cairo, Cape Town, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Beunos Aires, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver BC, Washington DC, Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney.