An Indian photographer is enjoying a fabulous Italian honeymoon – but he’s missing his honey.
That's because just 2 days before Faizan Patel and his wife Sana were supposed to leave for their 2 week trip, she realized she had lost her passport. The time was too short to get a replacement.
Patel went on the trip anyway, and kept his wife with him, in a virtual kind of way.
The groom tweeted out a photo of himself, travelling with Sana's picture placed over an empty seat.
"This is how I am travelling with my wife as of now,” Patel said.
Reflecting the power of Twitter, the tweet was spotted by Sushma Swaraj, India's minister of external affairs.
She must be a romantic at heart, because Swaraj tweeted back to Patel to have his wife contact her; a little later Swaraj said a duplicate passport would be issued. So it seemed that Patel's wife just might make it to Italy after all.
But there was a spanner in the works. Even with a quick passport turnaround, Patel says his wife wouldn’t be able get a visa until after the honeymoon is over.
The 2 got married back in December and took a "mini-honeymoon" to an Indian national park, but Italy was supposed to be the real honeymoon.
"This trip was entirely planned by her," Patel told CNN, adding that he really missed her. "I wish to see her next to me soon."