Adi Nugroho & Donita

Another lovely romantic family story in Korea come from Adi Nugroho and Donita family. This was their first time visit in Korea, they came in the perfect timing, which is the most beautiful week throughout the year, peak autumn time when every place is colorful because of the autumn trees.

This family is so lovely. They have the special nick name for each member, Poppa, Momma, Mas Vaga and Dadut. Here they are.181027DASRR-2517181027DASRR-2508181027DASRR-2412

Poppa and Momma try to re-enact some Korean Drama scene in the famous photo spot of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Do they look like Song Jong Ki and Song Hye Kyo couple already?181027DASRR-2348181027DASRR-2329

This time, Momma had a great time photo session with her heroes, Mas Vaga and Dadut (who just woke up from his important nap).

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Uncle Rufus always have an idea how to make a photo session is fun for kids. Now Uncle asked Mas Vaga to jump and play around. One.. Two.. Three.. and Jumppppp..

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And now, Mas Vaga had a race with Momma. Who run faster?

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Momma lost the race, so Mas Vaga picked a flower and gave it to Momma. Momma please don’t be sad..

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Momma also tried Hanbok, Korean traditional clothes and took some beautiful photos as a Korean Princess. Who do you think a suit name for Momma? Donita Kim?

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Mas Vaga and Dadut used all their energy for today, so they slept again. This time, Momma and Poppa’s turn to have their post wedding photo session. Nenek helped to take care of the kids, but Nenek took photos first with the magical yellow ginko trees.

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Poppa and Momma with the beautiful yellow ginko trees.

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Let’s wrap up the photo session with the poster-alike photo, which is sunset-kiss photo.

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Tatjana in Seoul

Tatjana Saphira is back in Seoul attending Seoul International Drama Awards 2018. After being busy with her schedule, now it’s time for her to enjoy Seoul. One of her favourite activity in Seoul is cafe hopping. They went to some beautiful cafe to drink a cup coffee while spending time her family.

The first cafe is located in Hannam Area. We spent some time in the cafe and then strolling around the bautiful neighborhood.

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The other cafe is located in Itaewon area with the view of Namsan Tower. We went there during sunset time which is amazingly beautiful!

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The best one is surely photos during sunset time.

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Cafe Hopping at Ganghwa Island

Was so surprised when I found out that Ganghwa Island has so many cool and beautiful cafes. Located next to the sea, when tou visit cafe in Ganghwa Island, you will feel like being in Jeju Island. The wind, the trees, the environment is so peaceful. A supper recommended one-day trip itinerary with bf/gf, friends or family.

Mahogani Cafe

The first recommended cafe to visit is Mahogani Cafe. The design of the building is so similiar to Innisfree House Cafe in Jeju Island. As soon as I enter the cafe, i was amazed by how cool, how peaceful the cafe is. You do not need to go far away to Jeju Island to feel the vibe of Jeju Island. The main cafe building also has 2nd floor seats when you can see the blue sea throught the window. The food and drink? Amazing!

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Address of this cafe
    • Mahogani Cafe (마호가니)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 1864-18T
    • Telp : 032-937-9002

 

Dore Dore Cafe

If you finish with Mahogani Cafe, you can also visit Dore Dore Cafe which is lcoated next to the cafe. Dore Dore Cafe design is more of outdoor concept with many benches and table on the outside garden.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Address of this cafe
    • Dore Dore Cafe (도레도레카페)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 1864-18
    • Telp : 032-937-1415

 

Tramonto Cafe

Next cafe will be tremento cafe which located on a litle high ground where you can see the blue sea a bit from above. The main unique thing about this cafe is they provide you a room where you can deep your legs into warm water to relax your body. Moreover, the rooftop seat on this cafe is way to cool and comfy.

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  • Address of this cafe
    • Tramonto Cafe (카페 트라몬토)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 2680-16
    • Telp : 070-7778-2165

 

I’m Fine Cafe

This cafe is so much more than fine. This is my most favourite cafe among other cafes. Why? Because the cafe is way too cute (especially for girls) because everything is pink. Even the drink use a really cute cup and glass.  Second, the view is amazing, the best view among other cafes. If you come on sunset time, you will wonder why I like this cafe so much, because the sunset of this cafe is perfect. You can even go down, get closer to the sea to see the sunset.

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  • Address of this cafe
    • I’m Fine Cafe (아임파인)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 2709-8
    • Telp : 010-2069-1348

 

Unfortunately, the acces to these cafes is still hard using public transportation. I strongly suggest to come by car.

VISITED ON AUG 7th, 2018

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Hakone

Hakone is one of the most famous destiantion for Japanese and International tourists to visit. It is a small town area, less than 100 km away from Tokyo, a part of Fuji Mountain area. The most popular spot in Hakone is the Lake Ashinoko, where you can see Fuji Mountain during the clear day, and Hakone Shrine.

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The best time to see the Fuji Mountain is sunrise when the sky is really clear and the sun come up from opposite side. I took pictures starting at 4.30am in the morning since in spring time the sun rises earlier.

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However, the sunset scenery is magical as well eventhough the snow of top Fuji Mountain is covered up by the sun light.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • You can travel to Hakone by taking the Odakyu Line Train from Shinjuku Station.

[Tips]

  • The best way to travel in Hakone is using the HAKONE PASS which you can buy online in advance (you have to exchange the ticket in Shinjuku station) or just buy directly in the counter in Shinjuku station. This pass is the best offer for International tourist when travelling to Hakone since this pass will give access to every transportation from Tokyo to Hakone and throughout all Hakone area. They have 2 days pass which is 5.140 yen, and 3 days pass which is 5.640 yen, or you can combine the pass with other nearby area such as Fuji, Enoshima and Kamakura if you also want to visit there.
  • If you never visit  Fuji before, you can visit both Fuji and Hakone using the Fuji Hakone 3 Day Pass.
  • If you only want to visit Hakone, you can just use Hakone 2 Day Pass 2 with 1 night stay over in Hakone area (this super recommended especially for those who wants to see sunset and sunrise). My recommendation schedule will be like list below.
    • Taking Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station to Odawara Station (75mins) and proceed to Hakone Yumoto Station (15 mins) which is FREE with the pass, or you can try taking the direct train from Shinjuku to Hakone Yumoto by paying additional ticket fee 1.090 yen (total trip is faster).
    • In Hakone Yumoto Station, proceed to Bus stop  number 2 to take H LINE Bus going to Motohakone. It will be better if your accomodation is somewhere in Motohakone where you will spend most of the first day.
    • In Motohakone, you can visit the Museum there, Observation Deck on park, and Hakone Shrine and spending sunset time in Lake Ashi. Dont forget to have meal in the famous Soba Restaurant there (Hatsuhana Soba Shinkan).
    • The next day, you can take the ferry for free from Motohakone port to Togendai port (30 mins) while seeing the beautiful Lake Ashi (if you are lucky, you can see Fuji Mountain during a clear day).
    • As you arrive in Togendai Port, you can proceed by taking skylift to Owakudani to see the sulfur creater.
    • After you spend some time in Owakudani, you can proceed with cable car going down to Sounzan Station, continue riding tram untill Gora Station.
    • In Gora Station, you can visit Gora Park and having meal in the famous Tamura Ginkatsu-tei to try tofu cutlet dish.
    • You can take the Hakone Tozan Train back to Hakone Yumoto, then Odawara, continue to Shinjuku Station.
VISITED ON MAY 26 TH, 2018

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Andre & Michelle

Bukchon Hanok Village and Samchong-dong area are always being favourite place to take couple shots. The culture vibe and the korean-drama atmosphere bring a really romantic feeling during the session. This young couple, Andre and Michelle were really sweet and their moment was beautifully captured by rufustory.
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