Elizabeth in Paris, 2013
Sometimes I really miss Paris, but then I realize that I just miss my friends and Europe in general.
Elizabeth in Paris, 2013
Q:So you're a huge inspiration to me and I was just wondering what kind of odd jobs do you do to make money? Do you have a job in France right now? I want to travel but I don't know what I'll do for $$$
Thank you!!! :D
I get a lot of questions about how I can afford to travel and I do plan on writing a more in depth response to these questions, but for now I’ll keep it short.
While I was living in Paris, I was working as an au pair. I had a sick set up. My bosses took care of everything, paying me enough $$ to have some left over for traveling around Europe and now a little road trip (I leave today ^^). I won’t lie, my situation is a little uncommon compared to most au pairs.
When I was in Russia in summer 2012, I got a scholarship that paid for everything- travel, home-stay, classes, etc. They even gave me $900 “to enjoy my time in Russia”. Uh, wut?
Now I’m returning to Russia for 9 months with another amazing scholarship, which also pays for everything and then some.
For all prior trips to these, it was a mixture of killing myself with work and school and living life frugally. I was traveling this way until I met some people in Peru, who showed me that getting paid, while living abroad was an actual option. More on that later…
There are so many options out there, depending on what you are interested in doing. All it takes is some research and knowing that work and travel is possible.
**Again, I’ll delve more into how I can afford to travel, when I get back from my road trip. Until then, follow my instagram for updates on the road :))
Q:JE VEUX TA VIE!!!!!!!
It’s all yours! :)
Scenes from Sao Martinho do Porto, Portugal
Visiting my grandmother is nice, especially when she lives 10 minutes from this beach.
Q:Hello! Just discovered your blog and LOVE IT. I'm actually studying abroad in Paris later in August and I shoot film too. I was wondering where you get your pictures developed and around how much it is? I bought $60 worth of film so I'm very excited haha
THANK YOU :))))
I get my photos developed at Negatif+ , which is by Poissonnière Metro in 10th Arrondissement. They are super professional and do quality work. I never got prints, instead I had them put everything on a disc for easy uploading. Just CD costs 10 EUR, which is a bit pricy, but they are seriously the best.
They also sell film there, too, Portra, Ilford, Kodak… so if you run out, you know where to go.
Also, while you are in Paris, drink artisanal beer at Les Trois 8, eat tacos at Chilango, drink coffee/study at Cafe Lomi, and drink cheap wine at Le Cave Populaire. Have a wonderful time in Paris and take tons of photos!
I’ve been nonstop packing and enjoying my last days in Paris, so I promise to get to the questions in my inbox when I have a moment of downtime. I still can’t believe I only have two days left. Eeee!