They booked a one-way ticket in last-minute as countries began to shut down because of coronavirus.
Corinne and Dave Pruden, 39 and 49, along with their twin toddler sons, flew out on 16 March after booking a ticket from London to Denpasar earlier that morning.
“We found this house on Airbnb and we were offered a really, really good price and we were totally isolated, we’re in the middle of rice fields. We thought it was totally perfect,” Mrs Pruden told Sky News.
The family have been living in Budapest for five years and own a coffee shop there, but found their takings were plummeting as coronavirus restrictions began to be imposed.
“We had spent about six months preparing for it, so we had rented out our apartment in Budapest, we had set the business up with two managers, we had set up all these changes so we could logistically not be back for six or nine months,” Mrs Pruden said.
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