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5 Romantic Cities In The World
28 Feb 2018PLACESBY SweetEscape

When it comes to romantic cities, we cannot deny the fact that Paris is the capital of romance of the world and the reputation is well deserved. But really, aren't any there other cities in the world that deserve to be dubbed a romantic city? Sure there are!

Here’s our list of the 5 most romantic cities in the world - beside Paris, of course.


by Agata for SweetEscape in Vienna

The Austrian capital is perfect for a romantic getaway. There are plenty ways to impress your loved one from taking on Vienna in a horse-drawn carriage, a walk through the Old City, or a boat ride on the scenic Danube river.

Cape Town

by Chelsey for SweetEscape in Cape Town

Cape Town offers some of the most romantic places that you must explore with your lover. How about a romantic horseback ride on Noordhoek Beach? If you want more than that, take a sunset cable car up to Table Mountain and take in the incredible views.


by Hendry for SweetEscape in Seoul

Seoul is a hustling bustling city, but not one without an abundance of romance. With the combination of breathtaking panorama and heart-melting ambiance highly affected by the romantic plots of K-Drama, Seoul will let you and your lover to experience a romantic trip at a different level.


by Nataliia for SweetEscape in Prague

Some says that Prague’s beauty rivals that of Paris with many extra unexpected charms that are guaranteed to blow you away, thanks to the the old town filled with fairytale architecture. It’s the perfect city for couple who doesn’t want to take much effort. A simple moment of strolling around the streets hand in hand with your loved one while admiring the lovely city will make the romantic getaway extra special.


by Polina for SweetEscape in Rome

Rome is one of the world’s great romantic wonders, where couples gather by its many fountains to throw coins as they make a wish. It’s a dream destination filled with ancient treasures and beautiful piazzas and every lovers need to taste the dolce vita in this Eternal City.

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

by Donny for SweetEscape in Bali

3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

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