What’s your inspiration?

Hey guys, It is Mariia, Ukrainian au pair. I live in Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family.  I have been in the US for a long time and I really enjoy my second Au Pair year!

What’s your inspiration? Personally mine it’s to travel. My last trip was to Dallas, TX

I can give you some basic facts that you should know about this placeMaria au pair Bucks County 1

1. Crazy drivers with huge and confusing highway

2. BBQ,  OMG, this place is not for vegetarians 😅 If you love steaks as I do, you are in the right state.

3. Cowboys 🤠. People love guns and those cool outfits that you could see in old Western movies.Maria au pair from Bucks County

4. Stockyard, rodeo, cowboys and cowgirls, bulls, horses 🐴 and tons of cool souvenirs.

5. Bars are very unique by their old school design and full of Wild West spirit.Maria au pair Bucks County 2

6. Graffiti. It’s definitely huge part of Dallas. You can see tons of it on old buildings;

7. People are very friendly and howdy lol.

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8. Monuments of horses

9. A lot of Mexican culture. So if you are a fan of Mexican food that’s a good spot to get some yummy 😋 burritos with margaritas

10. Live music with country bands and line dances.Maria au pair Ukraine

100% I will go back there! Dallas, I love you ❤️.

Halloween in the US. Cultural differences.

Hey guys, It is Mariia, Ukrainian au pair again. It is my second Au Pair year in Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family I want to share with you today about my Au Pair experience and cultural differences.

Happy Autumn and enjoy the magic of this beautiful season! Fall in the US has two my favorite holidays – the first one is Halloween and the second one is Thanksgivings.  Thanksgiving dinner get together is very important for everyone here.Au Pair from Ukraine Maria 1

So let’s start from Halloween. For me as a person who came from Europe (Ukraine)  Halloween is supposed to be the scariest day of the year. So you have to look as scary as possible. Your costume, your make up  and even a hair style should be very scary. So my expectation about Halloween was really wrong.

For American Halloween is a big exciting day.   Here, in the US,  you  don’t need to be scary and you don’t really need a special make up. It is just a day for dressed up. More like a carnival.

Kids in costumes go from house-to-house asking for treats with the phrase “Trick or treat” and American are happily waiting for kids to give them the sweets.  There are many people outside dressed up. Almost every single house decorate nicely and it’s just cool to watch while you drive at night.  It makes me feel really special and I like it!  Kids are getting as much candies as possible and enjoying  their”treat or tricks” adventure.

Happy Halloween  “Щасливого Хелоуіну”,  Trick-or-Treat “Пригощай або пошкодуєш” 🙂  and you are ready to celebrate Halloween in Ukraine!

 

 

 

 

 

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