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A travel photo diary and temple guide to Kyoto! Including kabuki, Shinto shrines, vegetarian food.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/11/kyoto-fushimi-inari-temple-shrine-gates/
Kyoto! Hello! Even though I'm frequently in Tokyo, I haven't been to the city of temples in years. I had the perfect opportunity to visit Kyoto with my Japan Rail Pass, which gave me unlimited access to Japanese trains, buses and ferries for a week. In less than 3 hours, I arrived by bullet train and made it to the famous gates of Fushimi Inari shrine. I have a feeling you might be seeking a sense of peace... so in this post, I'll show you some ...
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A nu Gothic outfit post from Stockholm! Come see the details now, plus a guide to hipster Stockholm food, hotels and fun <3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/11/stockholm-hotel-scandic-grand-central-long-clothing-apocalypse/
I've got Stockholm on my mind. Let's flashback to Scandinavia, where I spent a few weeks in the late summer! It was my first time in Sweden, and my team got a warm welcome at Grand Central by Scandic. This is the hippest hotel in the city, with a visual identity inspired by New York's theatre scene. Every aspect of our stay was infused with music -- from band posters in the bar, to live DJ parties and stage shows in a late 19th century theater. ...
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A Goth photoshoot in a Mexican graveyard! Lots of Day of the Dead skeleton photos, come see :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/folk-art-museum-valladolid-day-dead-skeletons-cemetery/
Happy Dia de los Muertos -- Day of the Dead! To celebrate, let's explore the spooky side of Tulum, Mexico. (I was there earlier this year with Yukiro, and have been saving this special post until now.) Yukiro and I enjoyed relaxing at Karisma El Dorado resort, but we didn't want to leave the country without seeing a sugar skull or two. We put our trust in concierge / tour company Loco Gringo, and they truly delivered. Our local guide Paulina arra...
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Slovenia's Lake Bled is a dream castle on a lake! Come see; http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/lake-bled-slovenia-tourism-boat-ride/
 
NEW - A beautiful day at the lake, in Slovenia's Bled!

Featuring a Sailor Moon outfit post - don't miss these photos! Thanks for the +1 support :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/lake-bled-slovenia-tourism-boat-ride/
I've been asked: as a travel blogger, do I get jaded about traveling? Does going to new countries become boring at some point? The short answer is no. Every time I visit a destination, especially one I know little about, I end up finding unexpected gems. This was exactly my experience at Lake Bled in Slovenia. Who knew that this unassuming country would have a lake and castle straight out of a fairytale? Photos of Lake Bled are stunning enough,...
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La Carmina stars in a NBC travel TV show - with Willam Shatner (Captain Kirk, Star Trek), Henry Winkler (The Fonz on Happy Days), George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw!

They travel around Hong Kong on a bucket list adventure. All info and how to watch:
http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/08/siem-reap-travel-video-cambodia-ruins-angkor-wat/
I've long been fascinated by the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat. It was a dream come true to live out my "Tomb Raider" fantasies in Siem Reap. If this
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Wah, there's a skull on the back of my head! New video and photos of my crazy GOTH undercut hair.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/08/portoroz-slovenia-tourism-beach-resort-spa/
Ah, there's nothing like the Mediterranean coast in summer. Could this be the Italian Riviera? Dubrovnik in Croatia? Surprise... I'm standing in Slovenia
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I love Kyoto, #Japan! Photos of Buddhist temples, kabuki, Shinto shrines, vegetarian food - don't miss this <3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/11/kyoto-fushimi-inari-temple-shrine-gates/
Kyoto! Hello! Even though I'm frequently in Tokyo, I haven't been to the city of temples in years. I had the perfect opportunity to visit Kyoto with my Japan Rail Pass, which gave me unlimited access to Japanese trains, buses and ferries for a week. In less than 3 hours, I arrived by bullet train and made it to the famous gates of Fushimi Inari shrine. I have a feeling you might be seeking a sense of peace... so in this post, I'll show you some ...
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La Carmina's new pink pastel hairstyle and color! Plus Japanese Halloween cosplay and celebrations, come see.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/tokyo-halloween-fashion-kawaii-shops-attitude-clothing/
Happy Halloween! What is your costume this year? Will you be partying over the weekend? Thanks for your sweet comments on my new light pink and baby blue hair! Here's part 2 of my photoshoot for Attitude Clothing, featuring this exact Teacher's Pet Crop Top sweater by Morph8ne, a Gothic Thai designer. I'll also continue with Halloween coverage from my Japan Rail Pass trip. If you're looking to buy a costume or cosplay outfit in Tokyo, this shopp...
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Wednesday Addams meets My Little Pony! A big change in La Carmina's hair color - come see the new pastel pink, lavender and baby blue haircolor.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/tokyo-halloween-restaurants-cakes-mermaid-rainbow-hair/
Trick or treat! I now have pastel pink hair, with blue and purple highlights. Are you surprised to see this new color? I'm overjoyed because it's the best time of the year -- Halloween. To celebrate, I'll show you photos from Japan, where locals celebrate the season big-time. We'll kick things off with my fairy-hair, and then chow down on Halloween-themed cuisine in Tokyo, including skull cocktails and bat pastries at the Grand Hyatt's Oak Door r...
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1001 nights... a dream come true, to stay in one of the world's most beautiful hotels, in Morocco! Peek inside:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/10/royal-mansour-morocco-luxury-hotels-spas/
Come aboard my magic carpet, and fly with me through a Moroccan fantasy hotel: Royal Mansour Marrakesh! My film team and I have been invited to stay at many wonderful places, but Royal Mansour was unlike anything we'd experienced. If you're a dreamer like I am, inspired by the art and culture of Morocco, then you'll understand why this five-star riad is so special. (PS: don't miss out on my current Japan travels, which you can see on my social m...
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Wearing Long Clothing at the Yayoi Kusama museum! Plus a alternative, Goth travel guide to Stockholm, Sweden <3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/gothic-sweden-yayoi-kusama-art-museum-stockholm/
Hej from Sweden! I had a "dotty" time in Scandinavia this summer, as you probably saw on my social media. It was my first time here, and I managed to catch the Yayoi Kusama exhibition in Stockholm. (The Moderna Museet retrospective closes September 11th, so I hope this post encourages you to visit.) If you're looking for an alternative Stockholm travel guide, you've come to the right place. In this post, I'll take you to Swedish Goth bars, Vikin...
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Nu Gothic outfit post, featuring a ring choker! Come see!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/08/bc-ferries-victoria-british-columbia-tourism/
Ahoy from British Columbia, Canada! Although I've been to beautiful destinations around the world, it's hard to surpass my home province in the summertime.
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Gothic alternative fashion blogger, travel pop culture TV host, author, journalist, coolhunter, PIRATE.
Introduction
La Carmina is a professional alternative Japan Goth Cute fashion and subcultures blogger, travel TV host, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), designer and journalist for Business Insider, AOL Travel / Huffington Post.

BLOGGER & JOURNALIST: Her popular blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, LA Times). She is a travel and pop culture journalist for CNN, Huffington Post, AOL and Business Insider. She was one of the world's top fashion bloggers to be flown to LuisaViaRoma's Firenze4Ever in Italy, in 2011 and 2012. La Carmina  presents and produces a video series filmed worldwide with her professional crew; destinations include Bangkok, Budapest, Maldives, Abu Dhabi.

AUTHOR: Her books include Cute Yummy Time (about decorating food to look adorable) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (maid cafes, cat cafes, vampire and ninja restaurants). La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School. More: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/books

TV HOST: La Carmina has appeared on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. Recent TV fixing, hosting and arranging credits include Food Network, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, NHK Japan, Norway TV, Fuel,  Discovery, Pro Sieben, National Geographic, and CNN International. ** TV HOSTING REEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66w1YOg9HK0

TRAVEL SHOW: She hosts, writes, arranges and field produces a "Coolhunting America" travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL. La Carmina travels and scouts out underground attractions and bizarre subcultures, starting with Wisconsin. First episode - http://t.co/9JAgu3J

COOLHUNTER: She runs a trend consulting / TV hosting and Japan production arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The crew specializes in Cool Japan, cosplay, Goth, burlesque, LGBT, Jpop fashion, music, art and youth subcultures. (http://lacarmina.com/pirates)

TV HOSTING REELS, press clippings + full bio: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/bio
WEBSITE - http://www.lacarmina.com/
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