Honeymoon for one

Holidaying alone has its complications – even more so if you’d originally expected to travel with someone else. And if that journey was supposed to be your honeymoon, but your husband can’t join you, what’s a newlywed to do? Why, have her picture taken in every location with a sad face and her arm out to indicate her missing husband, of course.

Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever, a young Pakistani couple, married earlier this year. They were planning to go to Greece for their honeymoon, but the Greek border agency had other ideas. Arsalaan was refused a visa, but only after the trip had already been paid for. So Huma went without him – but with her new in-laws, Arsalaan’s parents.

The idea for the unconventional photos actually started a year ago, when Huma and Arsalaan had just got engaged. He was sent to Budapest for work, and sent back a single snapshot of himself, arm out and a pouty face to show how much he missed her.

Huma told the BBC World Service programme Outside Source: “Whenever one of us travels alone without the other, we do this. We can just show that we’re missing [each other].”

Source BBC News

BBC News

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