Tag: America

Reverse Culture Shock: Returning Home after Living in America

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog and honestly, it’s because moving to Australia has been really hard after living in America for so long. Anyone who’s lived overseas for more than a few months will be able to relate to the weird feelings I’ve had after returning from living abroad. This is known as Reverse […]

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Wondering if you should extend your time as an Au Pair?

There comes a time, about nine months into their year, when an Au Pair is asked the question “would you like to extend with us?” Alternatively, you can choose to extend for a year with a completely different family and live in a different city. I was lucky enough to live for nine months with […]

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My thoughts on the Homeless in America

Six months ago I went out to eat with a friend in the Gaslamp District in San Diego. I’d been here for a year so we were celebrating with some wine and a nice dinner. We were sitting at a table outside people watching as we waited for our food. A few minutes later, a homeless black […]

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5 reasons why you should be an Au Pair in America

I’m getting close to the end of my time here in America now, and it’s a very bittersweet feeling. Of course it’s exciting thinking about my travel month, and working and traveling in Australia, but it’s definitely going to very hard to leave my kids and not be able to wake up to the Californian sun anymore. […]

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Getting fat in America

When I was here the first time (in 2007) I was eighteen and I gained over ten pounds (around 6 kg) in four months. I worked at a summer camp for two months and the food there was even worse than most American food, with lots of sloppy joe’s and sugar.  When I got home my mum was shocked, both at […]

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Driving in the United States

It’s hard to get used to driving in a different country, so here is some information about driving in the United States. One thing I love about driving in America is the “turn right on red” rule. Basically if you’re waiting at a red light and no cars are coming you can turn right as long as you […]

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