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Woman had to go on honeymoon without husband



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A woman had to go on her honeymoon alone because her husband could not get a visa for the trip. Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever, a young Pakistani couple, got married earlier this year. They paid for a romantic 10-day trip to Greece for their second honeymoon. They had already been to the Maldives for their first honeymoon. The couple received shocking news when the Greek embassy in Pakistan gave Huma a visa to travel to Greece, but did not issue one for her husband. They both decided that because the trip was already paid for, Huma should go to Greece alone, without her husband. A few weeks later, Huma's in-laws (Arsalaan's parents) decided to go with her.

The photos of Huma on her solo honeymoon have gone viral on the Internet. She took photos in every location she visited. In each picture, she stretched her arm out around her missing husband and posed with a sad face to show how much she missed him. Huma said it was difficult to travel knowing her husband was in Pakistan. She said: "He's the life of the party; my better half. I wouldn't have gone without him but he forced me to." She added: "The first night I cried my eyes out on my mother-in-law's shoulder, who really comforted me and told me to make the best of it." Huma is now back with Arsalaan in Pakistan. They are hoping they will be able to go away together to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

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