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Disaster-prone honeymooners survive to tell the tale

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Disaster-prone honeymooners survive to tell the tale


Is it good luck or bad? A Swedish couple’s honeymoon struck disaster six times. During their trip with baby Elinor they witnessed flooding in Australia, destruction in Japan and the earthquake in New Zealand. But they returned home safe and well.

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom described their eventful journey:

“It started with a snow storm in Germany that slowed us down for a night. Then it was the bush fires in Perth and also we had the monsoon and the storm in Bali, Indonesia.

And then we ended up in Cairns, in Queensland in Australia and experienced the cyclone Yasi which was of course the biggest cyclone they had had in ages.

And then we moved onto the flight for New Zealand and my mother called when we were on the airplane turning off the phones – ‘Are you alive. Where are you? Are you in the earthquake area?’ -What?

And we ended up with the earthquake in Tokyo, Japan. And we also came to Brisbane, Australia, driving after the flooding. That’s a short version of what happened.”

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