“It’s not that cold in Anchorage, Alaska”, I promised. There was silence on the other end of the Skype connection. I had to think fast….I couldn’t let such a qualified au pair applicant be snatched up by another family. Samanta De Oliveira was definitely at risk for being lured to sunny San Diego or to the excitement of Manhattan. I was searching for my sixth au pair to care for our sons, Zachary age 7 years and Erik age 3. I had been through the au pair matching process four times over the past several years to know this Brazilian woman seemed practically perfect in every way! Sort of like Mary Poppins, I thought with anticipation.
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"I must say that living here brings you a lot of opportunities. Travel around the country here is much more affordable than any other place in the world. It feels like there are no miles enough to stop you to go wherever you wanna go. I went to amazing places here! I still have a list with some missing places, but hopefully I can still complete it in time :D
And get know people from all of the world is amazing, I can say that I have at least one home in each continent. I made truly friends forever!."
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