April 5, 2011

SWEDEN: Couple survives disaster honeymoon

DUBLIN, Ireland / The Independent / And Finally / April 5, 2011

Honeymoons aren't always easy for newlyweds, but one couple from Sweden has had to deal with six natural disasters.

Stefan Svanstrom of Stockholm said that he set out on a four-month honeymoon with his wife Erika and their baby girl on December 6 and immediately got stranded in Munich, Germany, due to one of Europe's worst snowstorms.

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm

After that, he says, they experienced the devastation of a cyclone in Cairns, Australia, and the flooding in Brisbane, and narrowly escaped the bush fires in Perth.

Just before arriving in New Zealand, Mr Svanstrom said the 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch and at the couple's last destination, Tokyo, they felt Japan's largest quake since records began.

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