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‘Drunk In Love:’ The Hilarious Way This Honeymooning Couple Ended Up Buying Their Hotel In Sri Lanka


Being drunk in love can lead to some pretty wild behavior, but sometimes fortune decides to bless an inebriated moment with good luck. One London couple learned the power of rum to encourage spur of the moment business decisions, after taking a holiday in Sri Lanka backpacking for three weeks.

Beach Bargain For Honeymooners

Gina Lyons and Mark Lee had recently married in June. The pair decided to travel to picturesque Sri Lanka for a honeymoon in December. Most married couples expect to pick up a souvenir to commemorate their travels, such as pictures at famous landmarks or market stall trinkets.

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Gina and Mark ended up becoming the new owners of the hotel in which they were staying, after a serious of curious events.

Making Pour Decisions

The British newlyweds decided to bunk at a cozy, slightly rundown hotel in the beach town of Tangalle. Gina and Mark fell in love with the gorgeous views of the water, and the tree house vibe of the hotel. When the couple discovered the lease was coming up on the property, they couldn’t help but learn more from the locals over drinks.

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After 12 glasses of rum, and a hangover in the morning, Gina and Mark learned that their offer of 30,000 pounds would be happily accepted. They sealed the deal wearing their beachwear and prepared for the challenges and rewards of the hospitality business.

All In For Love And Luck

Some people get drunk and send naughty texts, get into fights, or elope on the lam. Gina and Mark made a life-changing decision that ended up being more fortuitous than folly. The lovebirds found out after taking on the hotel that Gina was pregnant, so they worked extra hard to refurbish the property and promote it to travelers.

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Today, The Lucky Beach Tangalle is advertised as a destination for flashpackers, receives rave reviews from guests, includes a restaurant, and has trusted dedicated staff. It may be a balancing act running a Sri Lankan hotel and managing careers back home in England, but the couple’s drunken decisions are paying off.

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