Hi everyone, The honeymoon is a much-needed, highly anticipated break for most couples, especially after months of wedding prep. Imagine taking your first long, exotic trip as a husband and wife. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? Don’t forget to throw in a private photographer as well to capture the memories. Because selfie stick sucks, and relying on other tourists has proven to be disappointing most of the time.
Yesterday I asked my followers to share their honeymoon experience, and here are six stories that will make you want to submit your leave request right away!
"We went to Maldives and we spent about 60 million Rupiah, but it was so worth it! We bought the full honeymoon package and we were treated like royalty—we stayed in a water bungalow, the chef cooked for us and we dined on the beach, we got a private photographer, free drinks and spa. We were so happy and satisfied with the experience!"
"We went to New Zealand for around 14 days in 2015 and we spent about 50 million Rupiah. New Zealand is super clean, it’s a great destination for us since we don’t really like big cities. We did a little road trip, too. It was at the end of autumn—perfect weather to cuddle up, yet it’s not too cold that you wouldn’t want to go outside. We went fishing, caught a 2 kg salmon. It was so fun and memorable!"
"I’d been wanting to go to Sumba and I was so glad when we finally made it to Nihi Sumba Island Hotel! We made the booking 10 months in advance for a room that cost us $1,000 a night, but they bumped us up into a villa that cost $2,000! We spent a total of 50 million Rupiah for 3 days 2 nights, including an overland Sumba tour with a local guide. The view was amazing, the service was top-notch, the food was exquisite. We could stay in the villa or join the various outdoor activities. Best trip ever!"
We went to London for 11 days, just the 2 of us. No travel agent, no tour guide, just a photographer from Sweet Escape. We stayed at an Airbnb, then we moved to a 5-star hotel, but we liked the Airbnb better. We didn’t want to follow a certain schedule and we loved exploring the city on our own. We traveled to Oxford by bus and it only took an hour. The city is so pretty and the people are so friendly and helpful. We spent about 70 million Rupiah on this trip, including shopping."
"We went to Turkey on our own. We didn’t even rent a mobile WiFi. No travel agent, no tour guide, no itinerary. We just knew which cities we would like to visit. We just wanted to get lost together. We spent a total of 60 million Rupiah and visited 6 cities in 10 days. So memorable!"
"We went to Germany for 14 days! We didn’t want to go on a Euro Trip, so we just picked a country and explored the cities. We wanted to check out Christmas Town in Rothenburg. We walked through the Romantic Road in Bavaria, Southern Germany, even to Berlin because we’re both history geeks. We spent around 100 million Rupiah, stayed at a 4 and 5-star hotels, and we ate at two Michelin-starred restaurants. It was the best trip we’ve ever had, even after 3 years of our anniversary."
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Filipinos are known for their long holiday celebration. Many traditions and new ways keep this season alive no matter which city or town you go. You won't run out of things to do (but your budget probably will!) when you celebrate the holidays in the Philippines through these activities:
It's this time of the year when massive pop-up year-end bazaar and sale events happen, so go ahead and take advantage of the markdown madness to complete your Christmas gift list.
How many masses have you attended so far? Get up early or spare an hour so you could attend the mass at night because as they say, completing the 9-day or -night series will make a wish come true.
As soon as the holiday season comes, many parks and tourist attractions open Christmas-themed shows that are perfect for all ages. These Instagram-worthy locations are usually free of charge, making them picturesque and cheery venues to gather with your friends and families.
It has been part of the Filipino tradition to gather in groups and sing either classic or remixed tunes as they go from one house to another. Just as long as you know the lyrics to the in-trend Christmas songs, you'll definitely get those coins, or if you're lucky, you'll receive bills from your kind neighbors!
Many Filipinos love merrymaking, so expect most of your December weekends, and sometimes, weekdays too, to blocked off with schedules of parties. It's also a time to meet the newborns or catch up with the relatives who you haven't spoken to for a long time. Make your reunion party more memorable and let SweetEscape photographers turn your moments into beautiful photographs. Special for this holiday season, get 50% OFF on your 2-hour photo shoot, anywhere in Manila.
The Filipino version of Secret Santa is a more exciting and interesting one because gift-giving is done in small batches. Whether the category's something big, something fluffy, something embarrassing, or something naughty, you'll surely go home with a smile on your face because your friend or officemate could surely find a gift to pull that category or theme off!
For some Filipinos, the holiday season means quality time, without the hassle of preparing feasts or organizing parties. Some simply prefer staying in or booking an accommodation where they could all relax and exchange thoughtful gifts after a hearty meal.
To some who've been looking forward to a unique kind of celebration for the holidays, setting off to another country is an option. School or office breaks give them a chance to explore new places, making their holidays a more memorable one.
In times like these, memories are meant to be saved. Especially if you've waited long enough for your family to be complete this holiday season, don't miss the chance to document those moments — let SweetEscape do it for you.
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