Life’s simplest pleasures can be found, well, anywhere. As long you are drunk. (at least that’s what this couple thought.)
A UK couple which was in Sri Lanka for their honeymoon never planned for this. But what they did, definitely changed their course of life.
Gina Lyons and Mark Lee recently got married in London and then flew over to Sri Lanka for their honeymoon celebration.
On the first night of their stay, they began the ritual of drinking and celebrating their marriage. They were having the time of their lives, loved the beach side, the atmosphere and everything about the place they were staying in. The rustic hotel and its charm along with 12 glasses of rum made the couple fall in love with it.
So, what did they do?
Drunk AF, the thought that crossed their mind was, ‘Let us buy this hotel.’ And yeah, then and there, they inquired about how much would the cost be? Apparently, this thought of leasing the hotel would cost them around 30,000 pounds – or over Rs. 29 lakhs.
They thought over it, in a rather tipsy state, and then went ahead with the idea. The next day they had to meet the old couple about finalizing the deal.
Gina recalling the day said, “the next day we went and met an old couple whom we had to speak to about renewing the lease for ourselves. Because we didn’t understand most of the conversation, Mark and I just sat drinking more rum and slowly getting drunk again.”
Anyway, the deal got finalized pretty smoothly.
They settled down on paying 30,000 pounds for the three year lease and pay 15,000 pounds in the first year and the other half by March 2019. Since July 1, 2018, the couple became the official owners of the hotel. They even renamed it “Lucky Beach Tangalle.”
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What’s the current status?
There isn’t any doubt that their drunk purchase luckily paid off. Ever since they purchased the hotel, there is a regular inflow of customers.
On the contrary, their family and relatives still think that they are crazy for doing something like this.