What is a Honeymoon Suite?

This subject of Honeymoon keeps returning! Remember our Laos trip?

Anyway we returned from Bangalore and as usual made a beeline to Mukund and Gayathri's place for dinner. Sethu and Madhu were also there, so it was a family gathering! The group had gone to Burma border and Kanchanaburi and had a great time relaxing and golfing while we were on a serious trip trying to organize our return to India!

Suddenly Gayathri goes: (did she look demure?) 'We were given a Honeymoon Suite in one of the places we stayed'! That rankled or was it the thought that I missed the golf game the next day? Anyway I imagined as seniors we would have made a claim, or drawn numbers for this room and I could have finally seen a Honeymoon Suite! Before I could ask them more about the suite, the topic was changed by some one!

I am not now talking about Honeymoon, which does not raise an eyebrow now a days. It was not the same while we were young kids! Not all newly weds' went on a honeymoon! In fact, often the groom went back to his native town with his relatives and another muhurth was chosen at a later date for Nuptials! (I wonder whether the word is still current.) There are many stories about this auspicious day, but I am not blogging about them here.

I remember one story though, not sure whether I read about it or heard the story. Here was this senile grandmother who had packed her things join the honeymooning couple, she could not comprehend why she could not go with them! She had not seen the temple in the vicinity of their honeymoon location (Mysore or Ooty those days!) and it was also not right for the newlyweds to miss a pilgrimage opportunity! It was not easy to dissuade her considering she was a very determined person!

I am digressing, a few days later we were at the Mingles watching IPL cricket or more importantly drinking beer and I asked Mukund: 'what really is a honeymoon suite!' Well he said: 'It had three windows looking out at Sea (?) instead of one as in the other rooms and had one double bed instead of two which we see normally in a hotel!' I asked: 'That is it?' He said: 'Yes!' It was not what I had imagined it to be!

The story should end there, but there is one more mention of a Honeymoon suite! Read all about it!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeymoon_Suite

Gayathri responded finally!
gayathri said...
ok - since it is all about our acco in Sangklaburi, i think i am justified in making this almost a blog entry rather than a response! So bear with me please. So this place we stayed at had this room that Mukund and I got - only because it was away from the main building and others did not want it!!! - and no one dare comment on THAT!So this room was ALL PINK - bedspread, sheets, walls - everything. And it had 3 sides that were windows opening on to the river (no sea and such). And when we commented on it the next morning at breakfast, it is suddenly the Honeymoon suite. And the 2nd day, we all had to switch rooms, thanks to our "friend" (aka sethu). and now we had this room that was no longer pink, but it continued to be referred to as the Honeymoon suite!I have to grant that it was a wonderful trip and we definitely encourage this "friend" to arrange more of these trips - switching rooms, pink rooms, it just adds to the fun!The Very Young Gayathri

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Ramesh said…
Hi Nidhi,
Your trip to India( bangalore) was interesting. I guess that when we go on a holiday to India it is generally different but now that you & Tara will be heading back there your perspective will change.
I anticipate that the episode on the Jet flt is just the beginning. Eventually we will end up saying " Chalta hai".
We returned back from our memorable trip to Beijing on 17 apr. If i had your expertise, I would have posted the pics. I am waiting for Aditi to teach me. Right now she claims that she does not have the time.............

B'day greetings to young Gayatri.

Cheers
gayathri said…
ok - since it is all about our acco in Sangklaburi, i think i am justified in making this almost a blog entry rather than a response! So bear with me please. So this place we stayed at had this room that Mukund and I got - only because it was away from the main building and others did not want it!!! - and no one dare comment on THAT!So this room was ALL PINK - bedspread, sheets, walls - everything. And it had 3 sides that were windows opening on to the river (no sea and such). And when we commented on it the next morning at breakfast, it is suddenly the Honeymoon suite. And the 2nd day, we all had to switch rooms, thanks to our "friend" (aka sethu). and now we had this room that was no longer pink, but it continued to be referred to as the Honeymoon suite!I have to grant that it was a wonderful trip and we definitely encourage this "friend" to arrange more of these trips - switching rooms, pink rooms, it just adds to the fun!
The Very Young Gayathri
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