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3 Top Kid-Friendly Cities in Asia
04 Dec 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

There’s really nothing quite like going to new places as a pack and facing the new challenges along the way that brings everyone together. For travel junkies with a growing family who is always on a lookout for the best destination in Asia for your kids, we got good news for you. Check out these great places that will for sure make your family holiday with kids that much more memorable.

Enriching Family Holiday in Bali

SweetEscape in Bali

SweetEscape in Bali

Search no further than our own backyard when you want to travel with your kids in Asia. Bali is one of our most favorite picks for the obvious reason. It’s a paradise that promises an enriching experience for the whole family.

Regardless of your kid’s age, every area in Bali is packed with endless fun and even some valuable lessons along. There are plenty of things to do, see, eat, enjoy and more that are guaranteed to offer a new perspective for the little ones.

From the Monkey Forest of Ubud to the sweeping sandy beach of Kuta or the modern kid-friendly establishments all over Legian, Bali is built for family enjoyment of all ages.

Fun-Filled Family Ride at Taipei

by Olga for SweetEscape in Taipei

by Olga for SweetEscape in Taipei

Taiwan has been on the rise lately in the traveling scene and your kids can also get in on that trend with many traveling perks.

Taipei is a mix of modern metropolis with historical charm that makes it excellent for toddlers and kids on the move. If you’re looking for your dose of nature, this city won’t disappoint as it holds a magnificent mountain trail right at Elephant Mountain with the great Maokong Gondola.

When you’re done with your natural sightseeing, head straight to one of the tallest buildings in the world at Taipei 101. There is also the Taipei Zoo which purports to be the largest zoo in Asia. Last but not least, Taipei has a great transportation system which enables your easy commute all around town!

Unforgettable Family Time in Tokyo

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

There’s no better place to teach your kids about cultural wonder than Japan. Known as one of the best cities in the world, Tokyo holds more than just Disneyland, Legoland, Kidzania or other famous kid-centric modern establishments.

It is also the place where museums are dotted around every cityscape, from Science Museum, Ghibli Museum, Tokyo Edu Museum and more. Your kids will learn all the fascinating features of Imperial Palaces and Gardens, marvel at the tall Tokyo Tower or even dine at Ninja Restaurant.

All in all, a family holiday in Tokyo is going to be an experience of a lifetime.

*Your children will never be this young again. Capture the moments while it last. Book a session with SweetEscape today. *

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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.

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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

SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!