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GO WITH OH PRAGUE: GOTH TRAVELS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC WITH ROCK N ROLL BRIDE. CHARLES BRIDGE, VAMPIRE ARCHITECTURE.


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For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Prague. And now… it’s happened.

Apartment rental company Go With Oh sent me to the Czech Republic with Rock n Roll Brideaka pink-haired wedding blogger Kat Williams! We explored the spooky side of the city together, wearing t-shirts with the winning design (see all entries here.)

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La Carmina wears…
Skirt: Algonquins, from Tokyo Japan
Bow headband: gifted by And Devour
Black flower clip: provided by Angelica Brigade
Blue shoes: John Fluevog

Kat wears…
Floral-print skirt: Nanette Lepore
Handbag and ballet flats: Vivienne Westwood
Giant hair bow: Crown & Glory
Bangles: from a selection at Henri Bendel NYC

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I love to stay in short-term apartment rentals — they let you experience the destination as if you lived there. Oh Prague has over 300 apartments in various parts of the city. They put us in this spacious one: two bathrooms, giant bedroom, kitchen and our very own balcony.

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The location was ideal: a 10 minute walk to Charles Bridge, which leads to Old Town. I was floored by the art deco architecture in the hallways.

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Photographer Arno captured us as we frolicked around Prague.

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My Japanese nail art is by Glam Nail Studio, and the cat ring is from Listen Flavor Harajuku. Kat wears a pink skull ring from Trash and Vaudeville NYC.

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Feed me, at Olympia Cafe. We made a toast with slivovice, a Czech plum brandy that’s drunk for longevity.

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We continued our walk to Old Town, the district that dates back to Medieval times.

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What’s going on here? I have no idea.

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Charles Bridge, finished in the 15th century and spanning the Vltava river.

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Asian tourists insisted on taking photos with us.

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I felt at home amidst the vampiric architecture. Dark, menacing spires and arches.

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Couldn’t stop taking photos of the facades. (You can see them on my Instagram, username lacarmina.)

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I was surprised to see intriguing modern art among the centuries-old buildings.

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Beneath the ultra-Gothic Týn Church, established in the 14th century.

Old Town is a tourist area, so it’s best to avoid eating and drinking here. However, we were immensely satisfied with upscale vegetarian restaurant Maitrea. Prices in the Czech Republic are low, so we spent our crowns on Czech rose wine.

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We tried absinthe in an Old Town tourist cafe, and it tasted like mouthwash. A better idea: visit Absinthe Time, a bar that specializes in the green fairy.

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Most countries don’t permit absinthe with more than a 35mg/L concentration of thujones (the chemical compound that supposedly causes hallucinations). However, we tasted King of Spirits, containing 100 mg/L! Too bad, no fairies appeared…

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We also tried absinthe made from beetles fed on wormwood. You could see these critters in the bottle.

Huge hugs to Go With Oh for this chance of a lifetime to visit Prague with Kat. More photos and video to come of our three-day, absinthe-filled journey.

Have you ever been to Prague? What was your trip like? Which world cities would you most like to visit, and why?

PS: I’m currently on a press trip in Maui, Hawaii! Follow my flower-crown adventures on @lacarmina Twitter.

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23 Comments

  1. Posted June 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Lots of space to shoot – “peace.”

  2. Posted June 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic! Are you going to go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary

    Chandelier made of bones? Yes, please. I’ll take two! ;)

  3. Posted June 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh, welcome to my hometown, you gothic baby! :)

  4. Posted June 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I wanna go

  5. Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

     is such an inspiration *_*

  6. Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Great photos!

  7. Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    cute

  8. Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Swweeett!! Greatings from Arno!

  9. Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I love the way you dress, you are so pretty!!

  10. Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

     I miss you too!Thank you for share that, it was very interesting for me. But there was so creepy absinthe with insect!I knew the absinthe label, but I didn’t know which has the beetles inside….creepy XDHow was the taste actually?:D

  11. Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

     I would love to go with you! I hope I can visit Europe sometime next year :)

  12. Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I love these photos and you ladies look great. I can’t wait to @gowithoh to Prague, too!

    • Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

      yayyy!! Two more posts to come – you will enjoy Prague so much!!

  13. Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    rough life you have, La…

  14. Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    i got to see the video hahaha

  15. Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    Looking great! ♥

  16. Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:21 am | Permalink

     when IS bat’s day?

  17. Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    I’m so sad I didn’t meet u!! :'( But I’m glad u liked Prague! ♥

  18. Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    AWESOME! WOW!

  19. Posted June 28, 2012 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Prauge is still the most breath taking place I’ve ever visited.  The architecture preservation is simply stunning.

  20. Posted July 27, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I didn’t notice this post, those t-shirts are cute. X3

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