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The Most Enchanting & Colorful Homes Around The World
16 Nov 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

The reason why we love these cute multicolored houses is obvious. They not only offer a wide range of bright rainbow colors, but lend a different cityscape perspective with an irresistible allure.

So whenever you’re ready to have a holiday photography that’s remind you of happy times and great memories, check out these destinations for the most enchanting and best colorful homes around the world with us :

Say Hello to Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

by Marcel for SweetEscape in

by Marcel for SweetEscape in
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Located on the slopey area above the city center, Bo-Kaap is one of the oldest and the most fascinating residential areas in the South African city of Cape Town. Characterized by brightly colored homes and romantic cobble-stoned streets, it’s easy to get into cheerful moods in the instant here.

The colors of Bo-kaap decorate both sides of the street and is a way to celebrate the district’s identity. Dominated by Muslim community, the vivid colors was their way to prepare for the holy Eid. But instead of white, they opted for the eye catching colors as a sign happy innovation.

The Beautiful Hillside Homes of Cinque Terre

by Ksenia I for SweetEscape in Cinque Terre
by Ksenia I for SweetEscape in Cinque Terre

by Ksenia I for SweetEscape in Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a cultural landscape of great panorama and cultural value. It consist of the five beautiful hillside towns that each come with gorgeous surrounding landscape. Geographically, Cinque Terre makes for the perfect photography spot - all thanks to its uneven terrain and sloppy contour that is home to genuine and colorful local houses.

Individually, these homes come with a personality of their own but collectively, they paint a picture of a beautiful history and a special ruggedness that make Cinque Terre even more special.

The disposition of the small villages and the shaping of the surrounding landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep, uneven terrain, encapsulate the continuous history of human settlement in this region over the past millennium.

The Many Shades of Copenhagen

SweetEscape in Copenhagen

by Sla for SweetEscape in Copenhagen

Whatever color you have in mind, there’s a big chance that Copenhagen has it in the form of the most charming house. There are plenty of residential areas in Copenhagen that come in delicious shades. Not only are they captivating in colors, these houses are decked in quirky and fun exteriors that the area becomes a tourist spot on its own!

So next time when you’re in Copenhagen, make time to visit the crooked storeys of Sofiegade, the popular blue house in Larslejsstræde or the impressive Nyhavn by the river. We promise, it’s going to be worth your while.

Pops of Colors in London

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

London is one of our most favorite towns because of its ever-evolving style. People are quick to adapt and express themselves in many art forms, including the appearance of their homes. More and more homeowners are painting their houses and doors to create a beautiful neighborhood that puts a smile on your face.

What makes it even more interesting is the lovely structure of these London houses that are glamorous and adorable at the same time. From the black steel fences to the little steps that lead up the entrance, the neat rainbow rows of London houses are magical, awe-inspiring and always waiting to be captured.

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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!