Newlywed Travel Influencers Take Honeymoon Photos On Top Of The World's Most Dangerous Train

Lisa McLoughlin

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Newlywed Travel Influencers Take Honeymoon Photos On Top Of The World's Most Dangerous Train

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@kristijanilicic/@andandrea_trgovcevic

A daredevil couple have unveiled their jaw-dropping honeymoon photos on top of the world's most dangerous train through the Sahara Desert.

Croatian travel influencers Kristijan Ilicic, 35, and Andrea Trgovcevic, 29, opted for an extreme post-wedding photoshoot during their 'unique' honeymoon to Mauritania in Northwest Africa.

The newlyweds climbed onto the world’s most dangerous 2km-long iron freight train, the Train du Desert, for a 20-hour journey through harsh conditions to get the incredible shots.

In the astounding photos, which were taken by Kristijan's friend, who goes by @lucky_m_e on Instagram, the couple can be seen posing in their wedding threads and goggles as the locomotive zooms through the harsh terrain.

One particular daring image sees Andrea bending backwards over the edge of the moving train as Kristijan holds her hand to pull her back. 

After sharing the incredible shots with his 337,000 followers on his Instagram, the content creator was inundated with comments from followers applauding their creativity.

One penned: "No words!"

"What a vibe," another commented alongside several fire emojis. "This reminds me of Mad Max."

A third added: "Best honey moon photos ever!!!!!"

Mauritania’s Train du Desert operates a daily from the port at Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast to the iron ore mines in Zouerat to a little port on the Atlantic Sea, Nouadhibou.

Passenger cars are infrequently attached to freight trains, but usually Mauritanians choose to dangerously ride on top of the ore-filled freight cars, free of charge, despite falls being common.

Also, temperature through the desert can reach more than 45C during the day and below zero at night, making it an extreme choice for a honeymoon.

Kristijan, who has visited more than 150 countries, said they were initially drawn to Mauritania as they were looking for a 'unique' trip and came away insisting that it is 'the most underestimated tourist destination'.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the travel blogger explained how challenging the conditions were and revealed that they stayed on the train for the entire 20-hour journey.

He said: "More than 200 cars carry only iron ore, there are no passenger cars, so you simply climb onto it and the more than 700km ride can begin.

"The 20-hours ride is really challenging though, the weather conditions are extreme. During the day temperatures hit more than 45 degrees Celsius and when the night falls, it drops down below zero degrees.

"That is the place where we decided to do our post wedding photo shoot! The hardest part was the night, because temperatures were going below zero and it's dusty, with wind and iron ore going onto you through the night."

Topics: News, Travel, Life

Lisa McLoughlin
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