The Pauper’s Paris

ImageWho said cheese and wine and lounging in Parisian cafes are for the gentries? Jenna-Marie Warnecke’s story of how she, on a freelancer’s salary, saved enough to move to Paris and become a full-time writer is one from which we could all learn something. 

Life, especially for those of us born with a roof over our heads and food on our plates, is all about choices; even during the season of Paris’s famous biennial sales, Jenna-Marie chose subsisting in Paris over a new stock of shoes. Something about that choice is both deeply French—and also Taoist.

Her blog, Paris Cheapskate, is a treasure trove of advice on how to travel in the City of Lights without breaking the banque

 

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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