A lot of couples would have their honeymoon escapades and one such couple has made it to the headlines. A British couple who were on their honeymoon to Sri Lanka, got so drunk that they ended up buying the hotel they were residing in. Gina Lyons, 33, and Mark Lee, 35, who got married in June 2017, went on a backpacking honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka at the end of the year. They were staying at a beautiful rustic hotel and got along so well with the staff members, that they decided to become their new bosses! British Couple Book Special Train to Nilgiris For Their Honeymoon in Rs 3 Lakh.
While the couple was staying in the hotel, they decided to take the night by the beach. The got several bottles of rum and were accompanied by the hotel's bartenders. As their conversations hit off, they were told that the hotel was on a lease and it was almost getting over. A few more pegs down, the couple was convinced that they could take the new lease. It cost them £30,000 and they were ready for it. Bengaluru: Constable Rewarded With Honeymoon Package For Nabbing Robber in Midnight Chase.
Gina and Mark officially own the hotel which was a drunken decision they took. They have now renamed it to 'Lucky Beach Tangalle'. Gina was quoted to the Mirror, "When we walked into the hotel we saw a group of old Sri Lankan men who were still drunk from the night before, so we started drinking with them. When we were on the beach drinking rum, we were told that the lease was almost up for the hotel. After finding out that it was £10,000 a year, myself and Mark thought that it would be a brilliant idea to buy it - because we were so drunk."
Even while completing the formalities and knowing more details about the lease and renewal, the couple was in a hangover. They were drinking rum at the time they were talking to another couple about the lease. They did a barter in their tipsy state and agreed to pay £30,000. They will pay the other half by March 2019. It has been a year since then and the couple is making efforts to make developments at the hotel they stayed in.
The deal wasn't cheap as they had to spend a lot of amount on refurbishing and legal fees. The couple was struggling to make their payments but somehow managed. Now they are expecting a child and they have much of amount left to pay. The couple regretted their decision as the business would not work that well. Plus they had a lot of debts to clear from their wedding. But thankfully they have managed their responsibilities and made it work for them.