Hey everyone, happy Saturday! This Saturday Snapshot is actually on time, can you believe it?

So this week I endured a travel blogger's most-feared nightmare; my computer crashed and the hard drive has been wiped clean. So my upcoming editorial calendar has been ravaged because I lost all the photos I had taken for them. While I had backed up a lot of my photos, almost all the pictures I've taken in France so far are gone, as well as almost all of my documents.

My next plan is to buy a MacBook Pro because I have had it with PC nonsense, considering my last computer (an HP) was an absolute terror. I had to replace its battery three times, there was no internal clock so I was constantly googling, “Time in Detroit”, it was super slow and it had to be plugged in at all times or it would abruptly shut down. I can't wait to have my first Mac and be worry-free from computer problems, hallelujah!

So anyway, I am writing this from my cozy house in Michigan, looking out the window to see a blanket of snow covering the family minivan and cherry tree in the yard. Isn't that wholesome?

Without further ado, this is what I did this week. I couldn't choose a favorite shot so please vote in the comments!

Photo A

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland! While normally I am fervently against all that is fake (i.e. Wonderbread, Las Vegas, etc.) I really have a special place in my heart for Disneyland due to several cherished Orlando-trips as a child.

Photo B
The sun emerged from Paris' ever-present overcast sky long enough for me to snap this picture of the castle. Who wants to move in with me?


Photo C
Du Pain et Des Idees

On my last full day in Paris (at least for a while), I revisited my absolute favorite bakery in the city, Du Pain et Des Idées. I sat outside on that bench for a while and every French person who walked by chattered about how famous and delicious the bread is there, which is called Pain des Amies, or Bread of Friends.

Photo D
Chausson aux Pommes

And this really wouldn't be my blog if there wasn't a bit of food porn, right? This is a chausson aux pommes, basically an apple turnover with a flaky, buttery crust.

So how were your week? Are you as excited for Christmas as I am?

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Uganda. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Colorado. She's been to forty countries but somehow still gets lost in her home town. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour magazine.
Ashley Fleckenstein