Feeds

Swedish newlyweds enjoy lively honeymoon

Cyclone, floods, bush fires and TWO earthquakes

Security for virtualized datacentres

A pair of Swedish newlyweds enjoyed what must rate as the liveliest honeymoon on record, in the process landing themselves firmly at the bottom of the list of travelling companions of choice.

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm departed their native land on 6 December, with their baby daughter in tow.

The pair, both in their 20s, immediately got stranded in Munich due to a ferocious snowstorm. They battled their way to Cairns in Australia, which was swiftly battered by one of the worst cyclones in the Lucky Country's history.

Cue 24 hours on the concrete floor of a shopping mall with 2,500 other refugees. Mr Svanstrom recounted to Stockholm's Expressen newspaper: "We escaped by the skin of our teeth. Trees were being knocked over and big branches were scattered across the streets."

The Svanstroms then travelled to Brisbane, where they were met with extensive flooding, forcing a cross-country retreat to Perth. Here, they "narrowly escaped" raging bush fires before abandoning Oz altogether for New Zealand.

They arrived in Christchurch to find the city had just been laid waste by the 22 February earthquake. Mr Svanstrom said: "When we got there the whole town was a war zone. We could not visit the city since it was completely blocked off, so instead we travelled around before going to Japan."

Yup, you've guessed it. A couple of days after touching down in Tokyo, the couple experienced what was likely their only earth-moving moment of the entire honeymoon. Mr Svantrom recounted: "The trembling was horrible and we saw roof tiles fly off the buildings. It was like the buildings were swaying back and forth."

The pair returned to Stockholm on 29 March after a visit to China where they rather surprisingly failed to provoke a single natural disaster.

Mr Svanstrom, who apparently survived the Boxing Day 2004 Asian tsunami, concluded: "I know marriages have to endure some trials, but I think we have been through most of them. We've certainly experienced more than our fair share of catastrophes, but the most important thing is that we're together and happy." ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.