06 Apr '11, 12am

Some couples have disaster honeymoons. This couple survived 6 different natural disasters on theirs

STOCKHOLM - HONEYMOONS aren't always easy for newlyweds, but six natural disasters? When Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm set out on their 4-month-long honeymoon with their baby girl on Dec 6, they say they got more than they bargained for: Immediately they were stranded in Munich, Germany, due to one of Europe's worst snowstorms, he said. But that was just the beginning. After that, he said, they experienced the devastation of a cyclone in Cairns, Australia, and the flooding in Brisbane, and narrowly escaped the bush fires in Perth. 'We escaped by the skin of our teeth,' Mr Svanstrom said, recalling how they were evacuated in Cairns and were forced to spend 24 hours on a cement floor in a shopping centre with 2,500 others. 'Trees were being knocked over and big branches were scattered across the streets.' Just before they arrived in New Zealand, the 6.3-magnitude e...

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