Michelle and John Senyard from San Francisco tied the knot March 6, were already on their honeymoon to Thailand and Sri Lanka by March 8, and they've been stuck in Sri Lanka ever since.
Four days ago, Michelle posted a TikTok video of her husband swinging from a tree in Sri Lanka, instantly going viral with over 4 million views.
Their original flight was canceled as the pandemic grew worse. On the same morning the airline cancelled their flight and the USA issued the Global Travel Advisory Level 4 urging all Americans to return home immediately. But when looked at flights, nothing shorter than 50 hours of travel was available, and all of options were over $2,000 each. Traveling through several layover stops, so a two weeks stay turned into a two months one.
Though this may sound like a dream, they state that it’s difficult since there are islandwide curfews, and the government will tell you pretty last-minute how long they are.
Even though they’re surprised and enjoying their Internet viral fame by showcasing beautiful landscapes and partaking in fun activities, they say they are not trying to flaunt a luxurious, island lifestyle born from the pandemic.