A HONEYMOON TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE

The title of this post might give you an impression that a honeymoon becomes a nightmare when there’s an abuse from one party. Or maybe, you are thinking about how the couple was robbed in a different country.

But no, this story is a bit different. For a British blogger, Peony Lim, a very frightening event happened while they were on a honeymoon with her husband, Matthew.

Matthew needed to have an emergency appendix surgery, and the fact that the country speaks little English made it hard for the couple to understand and relay messages. But with Google Translate, things became easier.

“We are finally home and Matthew is making a good recovery. We are so grateful to all the kind staff at Ospedale Castelli Pronto Soccorso that cheerfully helped us patiently with the aid of Google translate!”

You can check her full IG post below.

I'm sorry I have been absent online recently. As you might have guessed from this photo a lot has happened. Meet my husband Matthew. It's been an emotional rollercoaster from the moment I met him 876 days ago. I didn't plan on introducing him like this, but things don't always work out how they're planned. While I've been gone we got married (which I will tell you all about another time) and headed off on honeymoon. Everything was perfect. We couldn't have been happier or more excited. The first part was to be a tour of the Italian Lakes, the second was a trip to the Seychelles (which it seems wasn't meant to happen). Each hotel and lake was stunning. We spent our time exploring villages looking for local fare with our little convertible Abarth and speedboats. But on our penultimate night things began to unravel; it became obvious he was going to have to have emergency appendix surgery far from home and since then we have been battling through ambulances and hospitals who have very little English and our even poorer Italian. It's been a frightening struggle that neither of us could have foreseen but the experience has shown us how much we love each other, how strong we can be for each other and how much we meant the vows we made so recently to each other. We are finally home and Matthew is making a good recovery. We are so grateful to all the kind staff at Ospedale Castelli Pronto Soccorso that cheerfully helped us patiently with the aid of Google translate! It's normally not my thing to share my private life but I think it's so important that you know that nothing runs smoothly for anyone all the time and if you're struggling with something you're not alone. We are with you.

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