Hey everyone! Please excuse me for the week-long blog hiatus- I have not yet mastered the art of blogging while traveling. In fact I didn’t even bring my laptop to London which is where I just spent┬áseveral blissful and sunny days. (Yes, sunny, warm London weather in March. Can you believe it?)

While I journeyed to London briefly in 2010, this was my first time really exploring the city and I have to admit I kind of fell in love. And took hundreds of pictures, of course.

So, which photo is your favorite shot of London?

Photo A


I spent one afternoon wandering around the charming neighborhood of Notting Hill, which you may know from such films as… Notting Hill. I particularly enjoyed my time antique shopping admidst the colorful buildings on Portobello Road… post soon!

Photo B IMG_3038

Portrait photography was my first love when my dad bought me a point-and-shoot at age 12 and I have to say I really like this portrait of Julia on the Thames. Julia, for the record, is one of the three French girls I take care of. She’s 16 years old but is so mature for her age- as well as funny, stylish and an absolute joy to hang out with.

Photo C London1

We had fun scrounging the delightfully grungy markets at Camden Lock, which is a canal/shopping area located in the hipster neighborhood of Camden.

Photo D


Another neighborhood we enjoyed exploring? The very ritzy Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We picked out our dream townhouses while snapping pictures of cars worth more than my ransom.

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When we spotted some break-dancing in Trafalgar Square, I switched my camera to sports mode and rapid fire shot some photos of guys busting some very impressive moves.

As always, thank you for reading Ashley Abroad- thank you for following along with my journey, your support means so, so much to me!

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel blogger and freelance writer who moved to Paris at 21, traveled the world for a year and now lives in Denver. She's usually in pursuit of skiing, languages and perfectly ripe cheese. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic, Viator and Jetstar Australia.
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