New Country. New Cultlure. New Lessons to learn.
25.05.2015 - 24.06.2015 62 °F
Well, here I am, heading out on another journey. Where to, you might be wondering. Valencia, Spain! Spain. A Country with beautiful sites, friendly people and a busy nightlife. I'm ready for all but one. Can you guess which it is? Nightlife. Never touch the stuff. Oh well, travel is about experiencing new things. No sleep here I come.
My reason for going to Spain is to teach English to some girls. My official title is an au pair. The definition of an au pair is "an unmarried young adult aged 18 to 30 years, who has no children and travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family."
The following are my qualifications:
2-Aged 18 to 30
4-Traveling to a foreign country
I'd say I qualify.
While I currently have no pictures to share, I will instead share some newly aquired memories.
I got to meet and speak, if only one word, to Tom Osborne. For those of you who don't know who that is, ask any Nebraska football fan, or any Nebraskan for that matter, and you will find out. While I only met him and his family for a few moments, instantly I could tell they were kind hearted, genuin people. If you can tell that about someone in the first few moments, you know they are for keeps.
While sitting in the Omaha airport, I met a family heading back to Germany. There were several remarkable qualities about this family. I'll list them now:
-the father is serving in Germany
-there were three small children under the age of 7
-the kids were well behaved and freindly
-the oldest daughter said to her mother "don't interrupt me mom. I'm in the middle of my workout." A 7 year old that likes to work out. Enough said.
-the mother was traveling alone with the kids
As previously stated, I am heading to Valencia, Spain. The man sitting next to me on the first flight had a family home in Valencia, Spain. Also, he had just umpired for some big baseball games that happened in Omaha (sorry I don't know much about baseball). Mind blown.
Already my mind is realing from the diversity of people at the Newark airport. Mind you, I am sitting in the international terminal, but still.
Here are the specifications of my travels for all those wondering.
Leaving Omaha: Monday, May 25, 2015 11:32 am
Actually Arriving in Valencia: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Returning to Omaha: Monday, June 22, 2015
Actually Arriving in Omaha: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7 something pm
Occupation: Au pair (if unsure of definition, refer to above definition)
Time Difference: 7 hours (Omaha is 7 hours behind Valencia)
Flight Locations from Omaha To Valencia: Omaha-Newark. Newark- Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt-Valencia
Flight Locations from Spain to Omaha: Train from Valencia-Barcelona. Flight from Barcelona-Newark. Newark- Chicago. Chicago-Omaha
It finally hit me at around 9:12 pm last night that I was actually leaving for Spain today. Bring it on.