I’m also Going with Oh to…
Leah Walker May 9, 2012

You probably know that I’m starting my Go with Oh guest-blogging stint in November and that I’m going to Florence and Paris. Today, as promised, I’m disclosing another city on my European tour.

I’m going to Go with Oh to Prague!

I’ll be really honest. Prague is a bit of a mystery to me, but that’s part of the reason why I picked it. I do know about the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square, and the many different types of architecture throughout the city. Oh, and I am well aware of their famous beer, too! But that’s just about where my knowledge of Prague ends.

There are plenty of people of  Czech decent in Texas, so I’m pretty well-versed in terms of their food. Although it’s not diet-friendly, I can’t argue with a culture whose meals consist primarily of pork and beef with a side of dumplings. The rich and hearty food washed down with some Becherovka, should help keep me warm during the Czech Republic winter.

Prague is the first stop on my Go with Oh tour, and I have just about five months to learn about the city. I normally research, plan, and study until I know my destination backward and forward. But what if I don’t this time? What if I just get off the plane with no plans and no expectations?

What’s the worst that could happen? Maybe, along with my travel partner in crime, Lola, I just explore and get lost in the city. Perhaps I’ll discover a bounty of things not in the guide books. That would be a true traveler’s dream.


Who am I kidding? I’m too much of a control freak for that! I currently have three Prague guide books in my Amazon shopping cart. One thing that I won’t have to worry about is where I’m going to stay. I know that Lola and I will have the perfect Open House Group apartment and tons of travel suggestions from y’all.


Stop by again on Friday for my announcement of the fourth and final Go with Oh city. Also, make sure you check out Lola’s and my Prague, Florence, and Paris Pinterest boards.

Do you have any suggestions for Prague? Děkuji moc!

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Leah Walker

Leah has a marketing management company specializing in strategy, content creation and implementation for luxury brands and destinations. She's also a luxury travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. Leah documents her experiences whether that's in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. She sometimes freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, USA Today 10 Best, Bonjour Paris, France Today, Luxe Beat Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and is a travel and wine ambassador for Atout France USA. Leah's lived in Paris for five years, and was awarded additional time with a Passeport Talent visa. Though, her talent for speaking French is abysmal.


    1. I did not realize that y’all met in Prague! I was thinking it was work-related, but didn’t know where. That’s so cool. You must go back then. My husband and I met in Costa Rica and only I’ve been back. It’s something I’d like for us to do one day.

  1. Gerard wants to know, how “open” is the apartment? 😉 He wants to couchsurf. In exchange he’ll be your photographer. You know me, I want me that fried cheese sandwich! Haha.. no but seriously?! *wink wink* (j/k.. sort of)

    1. I would very much like Gerard to be my photographer. And you know LOLA would eat that up! She’s such a camera hog. How about you and I go in search for the fried cheese sandwich and Lola and Gerard can have a photo shoot in the snow?

    1. You’ve been, John? Oh please, do tell. Do you have any posts on your site? I’d love to see your photos.

  2. We’re counting the days Leah! We’re also contacting other bloggers who could help us out with the planning by telling us the cities’ secrets… anyone here willing to cooperate? THANKS!

    1. November will be here before we know it, Sara. In the meanwhile, we’ve got lots to plan. The great thing about the travel community, they’re always willing to share knowledge. I bet we’ll get all kinds of ideas and suggestions.

  3. Oh, I know Sonja Blum Jones. I thought long and hard about choosing it for that very reason. The weather is one of the reasons I made it my first stop. It will still be cold in the beginning of November, but not like it would be at the beginning of December. I just bought some very warm boots yesterday that should help me make it through.

  4. One of Bud’s favorite places, and he visited several times, including winter time. You should love! You are like Bud, his research on the cities he visited was very intense. He didn’t miss a thing!

    1. Of course you can recommend Dubrovnik, Raul. Are you sending me there too? You’re such a sweet, giving man! 😉

  5. i’m so glad we’ve sorted out our photographer issue and that it’s clear i need my camera time! 🙂 prague is a great city that i’m looking forward to returning to in November. it may very well end up being your favorite, Leah, because you have few expectations! you know i have some ideas that i’m cooking up for us!

    1. But of course, Lola. I wouldn’t be surprised to find a Czech camera crew following us around, too. Prague will be amazing. I do know that!

  6. Sandy Moore, I’m not surprised that Bud loved Prague. He was always on the cutting edge of new places to visit. Plus, he’s the only person I know crazy enough to visit Moscow and Kiev in the dead of winter. I loved that about him. 😉

  7. So, wait… is Go With Oh sending you to all of these cities, or are you stopping in Paris and in Prague on your own? I’m confused.

    But more importantly, OMG PRAGUE!!! I’m jealous now 🙂

    1. Why yes, my dear Francesca! I get to choose four of Open House Group’s ten European cities to visit. How cool is that? So, Florence, Paris, Prague, and….you’ll have to find out on Friday the fourth city!

  8. Hi Leah,

    congrats also from the Berlin Team. You will have a fantastic time! We spend two weeks with last Go with Oh Blogger Sherry in Berlin and it was a blast.

    What will be your 4th destination?

    1. Thank you, Karina. I loved seeing all of Sherry’s beautiful pictures of Berlin. It looks like y’all showed her a really great time. My four cities will be Prague, Florence, Barcelona, and Paris, in that order. I haven’t decided exactly how many days I’ll spend in each city, but the majority of the time will be in Florence and Paris. I do want to see Berlin, but it will just have to wait for another time.

  9. I have just stumbled upon your blog and it is great. Your plans sound exciting. You won’t be disappointed by Florence. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The food, the wine, the history, the architecture, the people… I could go on forever. Have fun and I can’t wait to read all about it.

    1. Welcome! I’m glad you found your way to my little piece of the Internet. I’m thrilled to be going to Florence. There’s so much I want to see and do in the entire Tuscan region. What are your must-dos?

      1. Thank you. Of course there are the typical sights, such as the Duomo or the Uffizi gallery, however I personally didn’t get that much pleasure out of these. It was far too touristy and the crowds and high entrance prices made me really angry. 🙂 I much more preferred wandering through the narrow little alleys, finding small Italian restaurants or local markets. I also loved walking up to the highest point of Florence past some lovely buildings, castles, churches and monasteries. The view over Florence was amazing. You are also in one of the best wine regions in the world-so why not visiting a winery in the Tuscan countryside?

        1. Now, you’re my kind of traveler. I love wandering, too. I’m hoping that those typically crowded sites won’t be as crowded in November. I visited Rome around Christmas two years ago, and it was so pleasant. I didn’t wait in a single line and it snowed! We will take several day trips out of the city, and I know there will be at least one winery thrown in there. Please let me know if anything else comes to mind.

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