Thursday, October 20, 2005

Au pair USA

A good friend of mine is an au pair in Virginia USA now. She was inspired by me and decided to go to USA for au pair venture. She is very close to Washington, DC in a town called Vienna (not to be mistaken with the capital of Austria).

I called her tonight just to see how she is doing. We have been friends since high school and been close friends ever since. She has been there for 1 week and she was very excited to go to USA. She sounds little homesick. She didn't want to hang up the phone. She says she feels little lonely, think the weather is getting cold, maybe winter was not the best time to start her au pair job. I told her that it would take a few weeks to get used to everything.

She loves children and spending time with them. She missed speaking Dutch and her friends & family. Her host family sounds nice, but they didn't have too much time together yet as they work a lot.

One week is certainly not enough time to get used to another country. I hope she adjusts quickly and has a wonderful time.

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