Love locks in Paris and Amsterdam

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Love locks are appearing on bridges all over the world.  We found these in Paris and Amsterdam.  What was once a romantic gesture made by couples who want their love to be locked together forever, is now a nuisance that countries are trying to stop.

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Baba in Paris

Outside the Sacre Coeur there was a food festival at Christmas where famous food providers from all over France were demonstrating cooking techniques. ┬áThere we discovered the Canele d’Armagnac and the Baba au Bougnat, which quickly became our new Christmas tradition.

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Paris wedding charivari (Shivaree)

In France, the custom of charivari now often includes a drive through the town in a parade of decorated cars with horns blaring.  The older custom was to make noise as the couple left the church or at the home of the newlyweds on their wedding night, but customs change over the years.  This was the couples car for a wedding in Paris .

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