What an eventful honeymoon…

There was a A very unusual news in the middle of last week. Honeymooners survive 6 natural disasters.

SvanstormFamilyDuring a four-month trip, newlyweds Stefan and Erika Svanstrom and their baby girl Elinor faced six natural disasters.

MunichSnowStormThe couple set out on the honeymoon a week after their wedding on November 27. But they were immediately stranded in Munich, Germany, by one of Europe’s worst snowstorms.


After many delayed flights and trying to take care of their infant daughter, the family flew to Australia where they experienced the devastation of a huge cyclone Yasi in Cairns.

One day after a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, they had to spend 24 hours on the cement floor of a shopping centre with 2500 other people when the cyclone struck.

brisbane-floodAs they continued their travels through Australia, they found themselves in the middle of the flood damage in Brisbane while visiting a friend.

perth-bushfireIn Perth, they narrowly escaped bush fires that flared as they left town.

Their next stop was New Zealand – where their plane touched down just after the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Christchurch on February 22.

christchurch-earthquake“We were there, the whole town was a war zone. We could not visit the city since it was completely blocked off,” Mrs Svanstrom said.

The family then flew to Japan.

After two days of visiting temples and sightseeing, they sat in a McDonald’s in Tokyo for a late lunch.

japan-earthquakeThe ground began to shake – honeymoon disaster number six, Japan’s largest earthquake since records began.

“The trembling was horrible and we saw roof tiles fly off the buildings. It was like the buildings were swaying back and forth,” Mr Svanstrom said.

The Svanstroms returned to Stockholm on March 29 after a much calmer visit to their last destination, China.

Everyone has a memorable honeymoon, but everyone would agree that this must be quite an unforgettable one. It’s also said that people who go through the difficult times together bond very well. After all this, the Svanstroms must have a very strong bond. Open-mouthed smile

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