Saturday, August 27, 2005

Honeymoon Travel in the 1500's

HONEYMOONER's in the 1500's were interesting traveler's. In Europe, where exactly don't know but probably France, most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor, hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

No. Really. TRAVELSAPIEN is not making this up! If the city of Paris was the destination for all those Honeymooner's one could almost sing
" I love Paris in the Springtime"?

By the fall perhaps the song would be "Bathtub Blues"? Maybe "Two (coins) Honeymooner's in the fountain."? Of course it is "Three Coins in the fountain" but hey, who needs to wash coins.