Bohemian Like You.

I was always excited to see Prague. But I never expected to fall in love.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   It was absolutely amazing to have my lovely Libertine as my tour guide for those last 4 days, but it didn’t feel like it was enough. And boarding the plane back to Paris for a weekend of debauchery didn’t feel as exciting as it should’ve been after the bliss of Prague. Of course once again it was great to see my friends, some that I’d seen a couple of weeks before but hadn’t spent enough time with, or those I hadn’t meet up with yet.

mimi's   Still, my heart longed for the real city of love.

“A friend of mine says that tourists go to Paris for the historical and romantic effect, but in truth what they are looking for is in Prague.” I could not agree with you more Lib.

How is it possible to feel so at ease in a city where I don’t even speak the language? And don’t tell me it’s because I’m on holidays. I was on holidays in Paris and I can tell you this for free: I did not feel at ease at all. And for the first time, it actually crossed my mind to question whether I’d be happier elsewhere than in Australia. Seriously. That’s how much I am in love with this city.

It didn’t help (or in fact did help, depending from what point of view you are looking at) that Lib’s friends are freaking creative and have a gazillion projects lined up. And none seem impossible. So I just… had to know… I needed to go back. But this time, not as a tourist with a personal guide, but with a creative agenda in mind.

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I wanted a tiny taste of that bohemian lifestyle. Gliding in between the pale colored buildings with just a camera in hand, spending long creative hours at the hidden Dobra Trafika Café, having endless debates about religion and romance around a glass of Berecherovka before realising it’s 2 am and I want to do it all over again the next day.

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    So with my computer and creativity in hand, I booked a ticket and came back. No London. No Croatia. I just want La Vie de Boheme for a little while. See what happens…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA XoXo – From Prague with Love.

5 thoughts on “Bohemian Like You.

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I am from the United States and I have always hated how overrated Paris is here. EVERYONE wants to go to Paris, like it’s the only place in Europe worth visiting. I thought Paris was far dirtier than any other city I’d been to in Europe, and I did really feel any “magic” there at all. Don’t get me wrong, of course there were beautiful things to see, but it was definable not on the top of my list of favorite traveling destinations. I have always said to people that the most romantic place you could go in Europe is Prague. It is just magical there, not to mention much cheaper than Paris! Many people just don’t think to go to Eastern Europe for vacation, but this is why I encourage people to do their research and not just book a trip to a place a travel agent or society is telling them!

  2. Reblogged this on Jackie's Travels and commented:
    This blog post is from a fellow blogger and native French citizen. I just had to reblog her posts and encourage others to read her other posts on Prague as well.

    My response to her post:
    I couldn’t agree more. I am from the United States and I have always hated how overrated Paris is here. EVERYONE wants to go to Paris, like it’s the only place in Europe worth visiting. I thought Paris was far dirtier than any other city I’d been to in Europe, and I did really feel any “magic” there at all. Don’t get me wrong, of course there were beautiful things to see, but it was definable not on the top of my list of favorite traveling destinations. I have always said to people that the most romantic place you could go in Europe is Prague. It is just magical there, not to mention much cheaper than Paris! Many people just don’t think to go to Eastern Europe for vacation, but this is why I encourage people to do their research and not just book a trip to a place a travel agent or society is telling them!

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