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



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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