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Awww man, this sounds terrible!  Newlyweds Orin & Melissa van Lingen booked an amazing honeymoon — or so they thought. They dreamed of going to the World Cup, but were left devastated after a travel agent mistakes crime-ridden San Salvador for Salvador, Brazil.
Hit the jump for the story…


They ended up in San Salvador, in El Salavador, instead of Salvador in Brazil, where they planned to watch Spain and Holland play at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium on Friday June 13.‘We are just through transit now to get on another flight,’ Melissa told MailOnline on Monday, three days after arriving in the wrong country.
San Salvador is 6332km from Salvador and it will take the couple over 15 hours to fly between the two cities.

Speaking from a hotel room in San Salvador, Ms van Lingen told the Sunday Terrotorian: ‘We assumed there must be connecting flights but it was not until we got into the airport and there were no other flights.’

San Salvador is known for its high murder rates and gang crime. It is 9,736 miles from their home in Darwin, whereas their final destination was meant to be 10,527 miles from home.

Flight Centre Travel Group spokesman Haydn Long told MailOnline: ‘This was a misunderstanding on Escape Travel’s part and our people are working with the customers to resolve the issue, to ensure they are as happy as possible and to ensure they can enjoy the rest of their holiday.

‘In this instance, Escape Travel has provided alternative accommodation and arranged flights to Brazil to ensure their plans are back on track ahead of the next game.’

He added: ‘Although Escape Travel didn’t book the customers’ match tickets, we have also worked today to help resolve an unrelated issue that the customers were experiencing.

‘In addition, we will continue to work with the customers to see if we can make amends in other ways for the initial error.

‘We have apologised and hope the arrangements we are making now will lead to a positive outcome.’