Hey everyone! So this week I have a legitimate reason for having a late photo of the week… my host family recently moved and thus I was wifi free for about eight days. Yes, it’s been painful but ultimately made me realize I need to stop wasting so much time on my MacBook… a lot more reading, cleaning and other productive activities happened during my wifi-break. But here’s a litte update about what’s been going on around here recently…

Photo A


Um, this may come off as weird, but the girls in Paris are really pretty. And don’t they dress well?

Photo B

I snapped this while walking through one of my favorite Paris neighborhoods, the Canal Saint-Martin. If you’re looking for a gritty, lively and bakery-filled neighborhood that the French would call, “bobo,” or borgeois-bohemian, head here.

Photo C


One of my favorite meals in France? Oven-baked Mont d’Or slathered all over meat and potatoes.

Photo D
Paris March1

Who is behind these beautiful murals? FKDL, apparently.

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Paris March2

The lovely Alex from Ifs Ands & Butts came to visit Paris, and we had a delightful chat over coffee at the Australian hipster coffee shop, Tuck Shop. I love meeting blogging buddies IRL!

Photo F
Partying March

This wouldn’t be a true recap of the last few weeks without some goofy shots of my girlfriends, no? Whether we’re window-shopping at Hotel de Ville or taking the dreaded night bus back to the suburbs, when we’re together it’s kind of always a good time.

So, your turn. What have you been up to recently?

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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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