Author: Shiva Backhaus

Shiva Backhaus is an American trying to find her way through Paris. After traveling around the world in 2016, she moved to the City of Lights with her husband in search of more adventure. When she isn’t exploring new neighborhoods or studying french, she writes for her travel blog, Midlife Leap, where she creates unique daily guides from cities around the world, including Paris.

While I thought my high school French would be the main challenge of moving to Paris, it was just the start. As it turns out, when you look beyond the Instagram filter, Paris remains a lovely city, but also a lonely one. …read more