School holidays in Spain

School holidays in Spain In 10 days the Spanish kids will start their school summer period. Until the 15-20th of September they will be in summer holidays, the wished time wanted for all of them. We have nearly 3 months of holidays. What other periods of holidays we have then during the school period, September until June?View post

Spanish Clichés

Spanish Clichés I was talking with my sister the other day and she mentioned an anecdote that occurred to her after a business meeting with partners from different countries. One of her French colleagues ordered Sangria in a bar where they went to have some tapas. After noting my sister’s shock face, the French colleague asked: Don’t you Spanish people drink sangria? To what my sister replied: Well, we drink beer ...

Meeting other Au Pairs in Spain

Meeting other Au Pairs in Spain One of the hardest moments when you start as an au pair is making friends in the host country. All of you have left behind friends and relatives and all of you have to start with your new life. When you are a match with one of our host families you will receive information about other au pairs in your area/region. It’s important to start making ...

One Day trips for Au Pairs in Madrid: Segovia, Toledo and Avila

One day trips for Au Pairs in Madrid: Segovia, Toledo and Avila Living in Spain, Au Pairs use to have weekends free and in Spain we have bank holidays in many seasons. During these periods of a few days’ holidays au pairs can organize trips to know near towns and cities, it’s the best way to know the country and Spanish people. I give you in this post some personal recommendations, ...

Au Pair questions to ask on Interview

Au Pair questions to ask on Interview with the host family One of the most important steeps to choose your host family in the matching process is the interview you have to do with your host family, usually by skype. The host family will have questions to make to you but also you must make questions to the host family before you accept them, before the match. For sure you have received ...