It’s a bit of a hard landing since we came back from our sabbatical. It’s part of the package I think. New schools for the children and a massive To Do list & work projects in the waiting. Soo happy that our new au pair has arrived. Yeahh!! (see this old post about Au Pair World for an easy search)
Raluca is originally from Romania, her parents now live in North Italy, she’s studying on a full scholarship in a Chicago university, and at her young age of 21 years old, she has already visited more than 20 countries. Doing community work in Costa Rica and India, doing an exchange program in Buenos Aires and Besancon (France!), and backpacking all over Europe and Central America. So nice to see that GenY is not all about living la vida loca. (Does that sound too cheesy?!?).
So as a welcome gift, we got her The Scratch Map:
Fun and easy: you scratch off all the countries visited.
Thought you might like it too, for the adventurous you or a particularly nomadic friend..