When living in the US on a J1-visa you are allowed to stay in the country for an extra month to go travel and exploring places you might now have been able to go to during your stay in America. So after that I finished my 18 months as an au pair I decided to spend some time doing just that.
After a morning filled with tears and goodbyes to my loved ones, me and my friend Elin waved goodbye to DC and jumped on a plane that arrived in Orlando, Florida, a couple of hours later. I am so grateful that Elin had the possibility to come with me - both for the support that she gave me through a very hard time leaving what had been my home for the last year and a half, but also because she became one of my best friends there and one of the most important persons I got to know. To end my time in the US with her came so naturally and I was so happy that she joined me.
Orlando has a lot to offer but our favourite thing - and the main reason why we we there - was definitely Disneyland! We became kids again and ran around the park for hour and hours, watched parades, went on rollercoasters, got the first taste of that years holiday spirit, waved to Mickey Mouse and ate Ice-cream until out tummies hurt. It might sound cheesy to say - but our childhood dreams came true!