Saturday Snapshots 23 & 24

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.

Photo E
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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  1. I always love your photos Ashley! Having never been to Paris (yet), they always peak my interest in the city and culture. I’m hoping that next year I’ll be able to get there. Thank you!
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    • Thanks, Mike! I’m glad to hear I’ve got you interested in some Francophile pursuits. Definitely come on over when you have the chance!

  2. Oh wow – that Mont d’Or cheese looks amazing! Your pictures of Paris are cute! Makes me wish I went there more often. I’m a Londoner so there’s really no excuse…

    • I love Mont d’Or night! And it’s only a Eurostar away :)

  3. Papa Lou and I have been visiting and talking about Paris with
    Janie and Kristi, about their upcoming visit with you. they are very
    excited! Love, Gamma

    • They told me! Thanks so much for your recommendations, I’m sure they will be wonderful.

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