Introducing our latest addition to the Au Pair in America blogger team – Isabella from Brazil!
“A couple of months ago, I started my au pair adventure. And each day, I’m feeling more and more sure that I made the right choice.”
Hey guys! I am living in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, a state that is located in the Southeast of the United States. I live with a typical American family, who has really treated me as part of the family and I take care of two beautiful and happy boys.
The first month is usually a blur due to the amount of new things and adaptation. For example: When we arrive in the US, we kicked it off with one of the most incredible places possible: New York City! We had two days of training with Au Pair in America, and on one of those days, we took a tour of New York City where we went to the Top of The Rocks and Times Square. Visiting these places was like being part of the ‘Friends’ or ‘Sex And the City’ series!
OFF TO ATLANTA
I arrived in Atlanta exactly on May 1st at night, late spring, and at this time of the year, the weather here is very pleasant. The sun sets around 8:30 p.m., so you have the full day to get to explore the city. On my first weekend, I went out for brunch with a friend and then visited a place called ‘Ponce City Market’; it’s basically an old building that was renovated and today has a lot of nice restaurants, stores and general hangout places. Well near the Beltline, there is a pretty nice outdoor space and it has several bars and restaurants. To top off the day, we went to the Skyline, which is the roof top of the Ponce City Market, and which has several games, mini golf and comes with an incredible view over the city and the sunset!
The following weekend, I went to an ‘Atlanta United’ football game that took place at Mercedes Stadium. This is for sure a must-see place for when you’re coming to Atlanta. This stadium is also home to the Falcons football team, and besides the incredible atmosphere during the games, it is also worth visiting to just see the inside of the stadium, e.g. their giant wall full of helmets from the football teams of the high schools teams in the area. For those who don’t want to watch the games, it is also possible to just do the tour of the stadium; it costs $15 to $25 on average, and it lasts around two hours.
The other week I visited the CNN Center. It was one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to. Me being a journalist myself, I am super interested in learning what’s happening ‘behind the scenes’ at one of the most famous stations in the world. My host mom happens to work there, but the tours are also available to the public; the tours vary from $13 to $47.
So this was a quick summary of my first month as an Au pair in America. I hope to share even more stories with you over the course of the next few months! Until then – xoxo